2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

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2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

Oh My Apartment · May 25, 2011

We have just released our 2nd annual rankings of renter satisfaction for the 100 largest college towns and college cities in the country.

Topping this year’s list is Berkeley, Calif., home to the University of California-Berkeley, the oldest university in the UC system.  Berkeley beat out its neighbor, and last year’s winner, Davis, California. See the full list below:

2011 College Town Renter Satisfaction Rankings

  1. Berkeley, CA – University of California – Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  2. Davis, CA – University of California – Davis (UC Davis)
  3. Auburn, AL – Auburn University (AU, Auburn)
  4. Buffalo, NY – Suny at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)
  5. Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (U-M, U of M)
  6. Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW)
  7. Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
  8. Raleigh, NC – North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State University)
  9. New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  10. Columbia, MO – University of Missouri – Columbia (Mizzou, MU)
  11. Milwaukee, WI – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM, UW Milwaukee)
  12. Knoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee (UT, UTK)
  13. Boulder, CO – University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder)
  14. Mount Pleasant, MI – Central Michigan University (CMU)
  15. Tucson, AZ – University of Arizona (UA, U of A)
  16. Irvine, CA – University of California – Irvine (UCI, UC Irvine)
  17. Albany, NY – Excelsior College (EC)
  18. Chicago, IL – University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC, U of I-Chicago)
  19. East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University (MSU, Spartans, State)
  20. Detroit, MI – Wayne State University (WSU)
  21. Bloomington, IN – Indiana University – Bloomington (IU, IUB, IU Bloomington)
  22. Washington D.C. – George Washington University (GWU, GW), Strayer University
  23. Long Beach, CA – California State University – Long Beach (CSULB)
  24. Seattle, WA – University of Washington – Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle, UDub, UW)
  25. Greenville, NC – East Carolina University (ECU)
  26. Gainesville, FL – University of Florida (UF)
  27. Indianapolis, IN – Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI, IUPU at Indianapolis)
  28. Minneapolis, MN – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (U of M), Walden University (Walden U)
  29. Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
  30. New York, NY – New York University (NYU)
  31. Lubbock, TX – Texas Tech University (TTU)
  32. Fort Collins, CO – Colorado State University (CSU)
  33. Charlottesville, VA – University of Virginia (UVA)
  34. Athens, GA – University of Georgia (UGA)
  35. Atlanta, GA – Georgia State University (GSU)
  36. Denton, TX – University of North Texas (UNT, North Texas)
  37. Albuquerque, NM – University of New Mexico (UNM)
  38. Fairfax, VA – George Mason University (Mason)
  39. Cincinnati, OH – University of Cincinnati (UC)
  40. Amherst, MA – University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)
  41. Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  42. Sacramento, CA – California State University – Sacramento (Sacramento State), American River College (American River)
  43. Portland, OR – Portland State University (PSU)
  44. Austin, TX – The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)
  45. Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama (UA)
  46. San Diego, CA – San Diego State University (SDSU)
  47. San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University (SFSU)
  48. College Station, TX – Texas A&M University (Texas A&M, TAMU)
  49. Philadelphia, PA – Temple University
  50. Columbus, OH – Ohio State University (OSU)
  51. Columbia, SC – University of South Carolina – Columbia (SC)
  52. Tallahassee, FL – Florida State University (FSU, Florida State)
  53. Arlington, TX – The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)
  54. San Marcos, TX – Texas State University – San Marcos (Texas State, SWT, SWTSU)
  55. Provo, UT – Brigham Young University (BYU)
  56. Kalamazoo, MI – Western Michigan University (WMU)
  57. Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU)
  58. Houston, TX – University of Houston (UH)
  59. Miami, FL – Florida International University (FIU)
  60. Fullerton, CA – California State University – Fullerton (CSUF, Cal State Fullerton)
  61. State College, PA – Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
  62. Orlando, FL – University of Central Florida (UCF)
  63. San Jose, CA – San Jose State University (SJSU)
  64. Tempe, AZ – Arizona State University (ASU, ASU Tempe)
  65. Santa Ana, CA – Santa Ana College (SAC)
  66. Fort Lauderdale, FL – Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
  67. Los Angeles, CA – University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA, UC Los Angeles), University of Southern California (USC)
  68. Richmond, VA – Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  69. Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky (UK)
  70. Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)
  71. Tampa, FL – University of South Florida (USF)
  72. San Antonio, TX – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  73. Davenport, IA – Kaplan University
  74. College Park, MD – University of Maryland – College Park (UM)
  75. Salt Lake City, UT – University of Utah (The U)
  76. Clearwater, FL – St Petersburg College (SPC)
  77. Las Vegas, NV – University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Southern Nevada (CSN)
  78. Cambridge, MA – Harvard University
  79. Lawrence, KS – University of Kansas (University of Kansas)
  80. Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University (WVU)
  81. Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)
  82. Ames, IA – Iowa State University (ISU)
  83. Pullman, WA – Washington State University (WSU)
  84. West Lafayette, IN – Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)
  85. Northridge, CA – California State University – Northridge (CSUN)
  86. Champaign, IL – University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (UIUC)
  87. Boston, MA – Boston University (BU, Boston U), Northeastern University (NEU)

Overall satisfaction was ranked using thousands of user submitted scores for hundreds of apartment complexes located in cities and towns home to the 100 largest four-year institutions in the United States (http://nces.ed.gov/IPEDS/) during the previous year. Six cities (Lynchburg, Iowa City, La Jolla, Dekalb, Troy, Adelphi) were excluded from the rankings because they didn’t receive reviews from at least 10 apartment complexes.

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