Does your school rule when it comes to friendly people? We looked all across the United States to see in which college towns people meet the most new friends using Skout. Get schooled on the top 10 friendliest college towns:
- Madison, Wis.
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- Ann Arbor, Mich.
- San Francisco
- Boulder, Colo.
Skout learned all sorts of info about friendly college towns, including:
Where’s Boston?! While Boston is known as “America’s college town,” because there are more than 100 colleges and universities within its metro area, it didn’t even crack the top 10 on Skout’s Friendliest College Towns list.
Guys and Gals The friendliest college-age men are in Boulder, Colo., and the friendliest college-age women are in Madison, Wis. That being said, 61 percent of ALL college students say women are friendlier than men on campus.
Presenting the Most Generous People Skout found that the most generous college-age adults are in Los Angeles. Skouters there share more virtual gifts with friends than all the college-age adults in Boston, Miami, Chicago and Dallas combined!
Goodbye, High School Fifty-nine percent of college students said they were worried about making new friends during freshman year. No worries, though, because 72 percent of college students say they met good friends within a WEEK of being on campus! And 57 percent of college students say it’s easier to make friends in college than in high school.
Top College Places to Meet People Here is where college students say you should hang out in order to make new friends:
- 75% – classroom
- 42% – parties
- 39% – orientation
- 36% – dorms
- 35% – cafeteria
- 34% – online
- 28% – sports teams
- 27% – library
Roommates = Good Mates Almost three-quarters – 73 percent! – of college students say they consider their roommate a friend.
Cliques Need Not Apply Only one-third – 37 percent – of students started college with an existing friend or acquaintance.
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