A recent study from wallethub.com has ranked Flint the 15th worst college city/town for students. Ann Arbor, however, made the top ten.

With a new class of students getting ready to graduate high school and move on to college, wallethub.com decided to step up and rank over 400 cities in America when it comes to college living. To come up with these rankings, they used 31 different key indicators of academic, social, and economic opportunities for students. Cost of living, quality of education, crime rate, and more all played a factor.

According to the study, here are the top ten college cities/towns:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
  4. Tampa, FL
  5. Ann Arbor, MI
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Salt Lake City, UT
  10. Provo, UT

Finishing off the list, we have the bottom 15 cities/towns below:

  • 401. Flint, MI
  • 402. Whittier, CA
  • 403. Yonkers, NY
  • 404. Silver Spring, MD
  • 405. Newton, MA
  • 406. Augusta, GA
  • 407. Jackson, MS
  • 408. High Point, NC
  • 409. Compton, CA
  • 410. East Los Angeles, CA
  • 411. New Rochelle, NY
  • 412. Bridgeport, CT
  • 413. Shreveport, LA
  • 414. Kendall, FL
  • 415. Germantown, MD

Picking through the rest of the list we find our other Michigan cities ranked:

  • Mount Pleasant - 75th
  • East Lansing - 80th
  • Ypsilanti - 91st
  • Sterling Heights - 126th
  • Grand Rapids - 128th
  • Kalamazoo - 213th
  • Warren - 245th
  • Dearborn - 253rd
  • Detroit - 267th
  • and Lansing 270th

East Lansing is in a six-way tie for first when it comes to most students per capita and Ypsilanti is tied for first when it comes to "lowest brain drain." Check out the complete list and breakdowns here. 

Source: wallethub.com