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Logan, Utah named 3rd best college town in America

Deseret News

Brigham Young University's sprawling campus in the shadow of "Y" mountain and the University of Utah's capital city amenities apparently have nothing on Utah State University in Logan, named this week the third best college town in America by livability.com.

The national website, which highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live and visit, said Logan offers an exceptional quality of life for both students and residents.

“I love it here,” said Ashley Berrett, a student who also works at well-known Aggie Ice Cream. “And I actually love it so much that I stay here, even when I’m not in school. I live here during the summers as well.”

The ice cream shop is just one of the enjoyments that grew from the town. “Ice cream, butter and cheese have been here essentially since the university started in 1888,” said Donald McMahon, professor of dairy processing.

Berrett, originally of Salt Lake City, said she not only enjoyed being part of that tradition, but school as a whole.

The listing is based on several factors that began with a review of the Princeton Review’s Best College Rankings guidebook, which looked at key factors that make a college town a great town for students. Those factors include location, weather and public transportation, environment, friendly people, career opportunities, and fun things to do off campus.

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