Orlando Is 2018’s 2nd Best College City in America

With application season in full gear and college living costs reaching $24,980 per student for nine to 12 months, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America as a follow-up on its College & University Rankings.

To help college-bound high school seniors determine their future home for the next several years, WalletHub compared more than 400 U.S. cities – also grouped by city size – based on 28 key indicators of academic, social and economic growth potential. The data set ranges from cost of living to quality of higher education to crime rate.

Student-Friendliness of Orlando (1=Best; 208=Avg.)

  • 127th – Cost of Living for Young People
  • 56th – Quality of Higher Education
  • 48th – Cost of Higher Education
  • 1st – Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 81st – Brain Drain
  • 207th – City Accessibility
  • 57th – % of Rental Units

Orlando’s ranks No. 2 overall and No. 2 among medium size cities.

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