Urbana-Champaign is one of the best college towns in America

Aerial of Illinois Aerial of Memorial Stadium, Grange Grove, Campus Activities and RecreationCenter, and Ikenberry Commons Residence Hall Library looking northeast. (Photo courtesy of UI Public Affairs.)

A recent list compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research featured Urbana-Champaign as the second best college town in America. College towns that made the cut were judged on the entertainment, rent cost, student unemployment and various aspects of campus-life. Learn More