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With prime access to some of the country's best bars and restaurants, New York University is America's college with the best location, according to a new list from the academic-review site Niche.com.

The rankings are calculated using a number of factors including median rent; access to bars, restaurants, cafes, and outdoor activities; local weather; and percentage of residents aged 18-24.

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

25. Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana Flickr/Louisiana Travel

24. Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado Spilly816/Wikimedia Commons

23. University of Denver Denver, Colorado University of Denver Facebook

22. Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts John Phelan/Wikipedia

21. University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Via Wikimedia Commons

20. DePaul University Chicago, Illinois Flickr/vincent desjardins

19. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Via Wikimedia Commons

18. Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts Flickr/osseous

17. San Francisco State University San Francisco, California San Francisco State University Facebook

16. Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana Flickr/Tulane Public Relations

15. Barnard College New York, New York Barnard College/Facebook

14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts Via Flickr

13. Seattle University Seattle, Washington Seattle University Facebook

12. University of Colorado at Denver Denver, Colorado Via Wikimedia Commons

11. Portland State University Portland, Oregon Portland State University Facebook

10. The New School New York, New York Som and James Ewing

9. Columbia University New York, New York Columbia University in the City of New York/Facebook

8. Emmanuel College Boston, Massachusetts Wikipedia

7. Fashion Institute of Technology New York, New York Flickr/Susan Sermoneta

6. Boston University Boston, Massachusetts Wikipedia

5. Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado Metropolitan State University of Denver Facebook

4. College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina Flickr / Adam

3. Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

2. University of San Francisco San Francisco, California Wikimedia Commons

1. New York University New York, New York Flickr/Doc Searls

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