Logan, Utah has been named as one of the best college towns in the country by
. In a recent post, the publication praises Logan’s outdoor and small-town atmosphere. “Soaring to new heights is easy when your campus faces a 9,720-foot peak like Mt. Logan,” the article reads, “which rises from Northern Utah’s Bear River Range above Utah State University in Logan, Utah, located far below in the Cache Valley.” The article points to college towns throughout the country for their ability to blend a school’s and town’s culture together, “(b)ecause being true to your school has a lot to do with being true to the place it’s in.” “The historical town of 50,000 residents swells like the transecting Logan River in a sudden rainstorm when the 25,000 Aggies return to campus each fall,” MSN continues. “Though more than half of the students reside on campus, 11,000 or so take up residence within the city, when they aren’t off in Logan Canyon skiing at Beaver Mountain or frolicking in Bear Lake. “Like the townspeople who support a vibrant Main Street commercial zone of shops and restaurants, students here love Logan for its access to abundant outdoor recreation rarely matched by any university town in North America.” “The institutions on the list each deserve special mention for taking a quiet town and turning it into college central,” the article states. Other college towns on the list include Athens, Ohio, Boone, North Carolina, Bozeman, Montana, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Peterborough, Ontario, Plattsburgh, New York, and Santa Cruz, California.