Buffalo, Rochester and Ithaca rank highly on a list of the best cities to attend college in the country.
The American Institute for Economic Research came out with the study using a number of measurements, including density of college students, arts and leisure establishments, cost of living and entrepreneurial activity. The report first appeared locally in the Rochester Business Journal.
Of mid-sized metros, Buffalo ranked fourth and Rochester ranked seventh. Ithaca was number one among college towns.
With such large numbers of college students, Buffalo and Rochester must do a better job keeping them around after graduation. It’s mind-boggling these two cities could be rated so highly, yet struggle to grow their populations and economy.