Livability.com has selected what it has judged to be the 10 best U.S. college towns, which it describes as "places where the identity of the city is both shaped by and complementary to the presence of its university."

Top 10 college towns for 2012
College Station, Texas Texas A&M University
Oxford, Miss. University of Mississippi
Logan, Utah Utah State University
Champaign, Ill. University of Illinois
Lawrence, Kan. University of Kansas
Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State University
Bloomington, Ind. University of Indiana
Athens, Ga. University of Georgia
Ann Arbor, Mich. University of Michigan
Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech
Source: Livability.com