St. Louis Named Among Top 10 College Towns
Published on 10 December 2015
St. Louis is one of the top college towns in the country according to a recent survey by Wallet Hub. The website looked at 326 cities and towns across the country and weighed a number of factors to produce the list highlighting “the best combination of academic, social, and economic opportunities for students.” St. Louis ranked sixth amongst metropolitan areas with at least 300,000 residents.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest colleges in the region with a more than 150-year history of educating the world-class pharmacists. Located in one of the nation’s preeminent biomedical complexes, the College was the first college of pharmacy established west of the Mississippi river.
“One of the many things that makes the College so attractive to students is our location in this historic St. Louis neighborhood,” says Beth Keserauskis, vice president for marketing and enrollment services. “Walk just a few blocks north and you’re in the Central West End, a vibrant area with nightlife, entertainment, and high-quality housing options. Head west and you’re inside Forest Park, where you can go to the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Saint Louis Science Center. Everything you need to live and learn is right here in this community.”
Forest Park’s other amenities include trails, tennis courts, golf courses, a winter ice rink and summer sand volleyball courts.
“All of this helps give students the complete college experience,” says Keserauskis. “This is a transformational time at the College. We’re making major investments to ensure that we provide every opportunity for our students to grow and fulfill their potential, both personally and professionally.”
Among large cities, the Wallet Hub ranked St. Louis higher than many metro areas including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, and San Diego. The Central West End neighborhood was recently named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association.