At the heart of Willamette Valley in central Western Oregon is the charming town of Corvallis, a must-consider on your list of college towns. The award-winning city has been recognized as one of the best college towns in the US as well as one of the ten best places to live in the United States. Its residents are community-minded and work hard to maintain its natural beauty. The town was also ranked #1 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Green Power Communities. Its vibrant cultural scene offers many things to do and beautiful things to look at close to home, but if you want to venture out, Corvallis is just 90 short minutes away from Portland, as well as world class skiing venues and the Oregon coast.

Colleges: Oregon State University

Click here for the full listing