With prime access to bars and restaurants, and enjoyable weather, the University of San Francisco is America’s college with the best location, according to academic-review site Niche.com.

Niche’s ranking assessed 1,376 four-year colleges and universities on a number of factors including student response on surveys, access to bars, restaurants, cafes, and outdoor activities; local weather; and percentage of residents aged 18-24.

Scroll through to find out the 25 colleges with the best location.


24. University of Colorado-Denver — Denver, Colorado

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24. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences — Boston, Massachusetts

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23. University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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22. George Washington University — Washington, District of Columbia

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21. University of Colorado-Boulder — Boulder, Colorado

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20. Columbia University — New York, New York

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19. Parsons – The New School for Design — New York, New York

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18. Suffolk University — Boston, Massachusetts

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17. San Francisco State University — San Francisco, California

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16. Emerson College — Boston, Massachusetts

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15. The New School — New York, New York

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14. Champlain College — Burlington, Vermont

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13. Fashion Institute of Technology — New York, New York

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12. University of California-Berkeley — Berkeley, California

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11. Seattle University — Seattle, Washington

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10. College of Charleston — Charleston, South Carolina

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9. Emmanuel College — Boston, Massachusetts

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8. Boston University — Boston, Massachusetts

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7. Stevens Institute of Technology — Hoboken, New Jersey

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6. Northeastern University — Boston, Massachusetts


5. Harvard University — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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4. New York University — New York, New York

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3. Lesley University — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, Massachusetts

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1. University of San Francisco — San Francisco, California

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