Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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  2. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    It's fair that Ames is on this list.
     
  3. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of typos in just the Ames section, I didn't read any others
     
  4. Clone1138

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    Could have picked a better photo of Ames to use.
     
  5. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time calling Minneapolis and Pittsburgh "college towns", even though they each are home to Power 5 public schools.

    But I like the list.
     
  6. TRZA

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    The photo is just bursting with excitement.
     
  7. mtowncyclone13

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    Just like when house hunters was in Des Moines and they showed nothing but cornfields.
     
  8. JSmoove

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    My favorite from that show was when they did one in Ankeny and the episode was called "Downtown Des Moines"
     
  9. ianoconnor

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  10. 00clone

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    I saw that pic and thought...hmm...wonder why they used main street and not the dumphole campustown?
     
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  12. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    As much as I like to see Ames high on this list, there is a large part of the reasoning that goes into this list that is nothing but garbage, including some of their stupid statistics that apparently make a college town so great.
     
  13. mtowncyclone13

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  14. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean the number 1 is the best? Because how in the world does Ames beat Fort Collins? Or Bozeman?

    Don't get me wrong. I love Ames and it should be top 50. But 5 seems like a little too much credit.
     
  15. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    #1 in the big 12
     
  16. Cyclonetrombone

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    Wait... you can get paid to write this poorly? where do I sign up :smile:
     
  17. Cyclonetrombone

    Cyclonetrombone Active Member

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    Wait... how does State College, PA have a higher student population than the total population?
     
  18. Agkistrodon

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    I've lived in Fayetteville (AR), Fort Collins, and Champaign-Urbana. There's no way Champaign-Urbana should be ahead of the other two. It's a ********.
     
  19. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    all depends where you draw the lines for the town. the actual boundaries i'll believe it but there are a lot of very close surrounding (and basically conjoined) towns that are there because of the college
     
  20. awd4cy

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    The parking meters and oil stains on the parking spots make the photo look gorgeous.
     

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