September 19, 2016 | By Elle Steinman

West Chester, PA — West Chester was ranked number 33 on the list of “Best College Towns in America” by, who is widely known for “ranking everything college”. The list, which is made up of 50 different college towns all over the US, aimed for towns with a strong collegiate identity. Interviewers from the site talked to current and former students, as well as travel and tourism pros in order to accumulate their list.

WCUThey considered aspects such as:

– Amount of outdoor space
– Shops and restaurants in the downtown
– Walkability
– Culture
– Events and things to do
– Nightlife

A short article accompanies the ranking:

‘”West Chester is quite simply a super college town,’ says Nina Kelly, who not only graduated from West Chester University but also works for the local visitors’ bureau. ‘The town is lovely, vibrant, diverse and welcoming to students, visitors and residents.’

“Music festivals, sidewalk sales, touch-a-truck day, block parties, vintage markets and events for entrepreneurs are just a taste of what the town puts on to keep residents happy. If you’re the kind of person who digs celebrating the different seasons and holidays, you’ll be happy to know you can get your groove on in West Chester. They put a couple of nice parades at Halloween and Christmas.”

With nearly 14,000 undergraduate students, and 2,200 postgraduate students, this small town is surely full of its University Pride. Just take a walk down to West Chester University‘s campus during Homecoming Weekend and see for yourself.




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