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Ann Arbor Named Best College Town In Country

The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 17: The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Michigan may have taken a step back on the college football gridiron this season, but UM students have plenty to be happy about on campus, according to a new study.

WalletHub released a pretty exhaustive ranking of the best college towns in the United States, and Ann Arbor comes ahead on top.

The site measured three main factors—"wallet friendliness," social environment, and academic and economic opportunities—and ranked each on a 100-point scale for each town. Those factors included measures like cost of living, nightlife options, crime, quality of higher education, and the number of students per capita.

Ann Arbor came out ahead with all three factors included. Here is the full top 10:

  1. Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. Rexburg, ID
  4. Provo, UT
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. Scottsdale, AZ
  8. West Lafayette, IN
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. San Diego, CA

The worst town with an FBS football school, per WalletHub? Norfolk, Virginia, home of Old Dominion, which ranks 391 out of 415 towns. The bottom town with a Power Five school: Coral Gables, home of the University of Miami, at 361st overall.

[WalletHub]