Survey says: This North Carolina city is an unlikely choice to be a great college town

A popular tourist destination in North Carolina is also among the best college towns in America, according to a new report.Preply, an online learni...

September 5, 2022
11:04 PM

A popular tourist destination in North Carolina is also among the best college towns in America, according to a new report.Preply, an online learning platform, ranked Asheville as the ninth best small college town in the nation. Yes, Asheville. The city is home to UNC-Asheville, which has about 3,300 students.To rank each college town, Preply compared them across three categories: affordability, social environment and economic opportunity. Each category accounted for a third of the city's overall ranking.