Madison, Wisconsin not only took the top spot in a recent study of the US top ten friendliest college towns, the town was also chosen as having the friendliest college age women.
The friendliest college age men were to be found in Boulder, Colorado, according to Skout, the top global application innovator for meeting new people and increasing community groups.
Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois took the honors in the top five friendliest college towns. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-reveals-the-top-10-friendliest-college-towns-in-america-300141309.html
San Francisco, California, Boulder, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas ranked numbers six through ten respectively.
Before making its results public, Skout collected a year of data from 18 to 24 year olds at college towns across the country where the students connect most often with new colleagues by way of its app.
The study also pointed out Los Angeles boasts the most generous US college age adults who are known for giving more virtual gifts than the total of college age adults in Chicago, Michigan and Boston all together.
A bit of a surprise came as Boston, with more than 100 academies and universities within its urban area, ranked number 12 on the list.
A separate study from Shout app users made it known while 57 percent of college students did not expect making friends in college would be complicated compared to making friends in high school, 59 percent of them said they were concerned about making new friends during their first year at college.
Even with their concerns, 72 percent responded that they met friends on campus their first week.
When asked about some of the most excellent locations to meet new people, thirty six percent said they met new friends at their dorm, 35 percent mentioned the cafeteria, twenty eight percent replied through sports teams and 27 percent made new friends at the library.
What’s more, 61 percent agreed women are more accessible on campus than men.