The 25 US colleges with the best location

With prime access to bars and restaurants and enjoyable weather, the University of San Francisco is America's college with the best location, according to academic-review site Niche.com.

Niche's ranking assessed 1,376 four-year colleges and universities on a number of factors including student response on surveys, access to bars, restaurants, cafes, and outdoor activities; local weather; and percentage of residents aged 18-24.

Click through to find out the 25 colleges with the best location.

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24. University of Colorado-Denver — Denver, Colorado
24. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences — Boston, Massachusetts
23. University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22. George Washington University — Washington, District of Columbia
21. University of Colorado-Boulder — Boulder, Colorado
20. Columbia University — New York, New York
19. Parsons - The New School for Design — New York, New York
18. Suffolk University — Boston, Massachusetts
17. San Francisco State University — San Francisco, California
16. Emerson College — Boston, Massachusetts
15. The New School — New York, New York
14. Champlain College — Burlington, Vermont
13. Fashion Institute of Technology — New York, New York
12. University of California-Berkeley — Berkeley, California
11. Seattle University — Seattle, Washington
10. College of Charleston — Charleston, South Carolina
9. Emmanuel College — Boston, Massachusetts
8. Boston University — Boston, Massachusetts
7. Stevens Institute of Technology — Hoboken, New Jersey
6. Northeastern University — Boston, Massachusetts
5. Harvard University — Cambridge, Massachusetts
4. New York University — New York, New York
3. Lesley University — Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, Massachusetts
1. University of San Francisco — San Francisco, California
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