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Iowa cities ranked among best college towns

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Ames is named the country's best college town and Iowa City comes in at number three.

A recent study by the American Institute of Economic Research looked at schools' overall college experience.

The home of Iowa State University earned its spot based on cost of living and a high level of employment opportunities in stem-related fields.

Iowa City was noted for its city accessibility and bars and restaurants for University of Iowa students.

In case you're wondering, Ithaca, New York, came in at number two -- in between the two Iowa Cities.

The list rated the top 75 college towns in the country. Cedar Falls, home of the University of Northern Iowa, was not ranked.

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