Los Angeles ranks seventh in major college cities

Los Angeles has been ranked seventh out of 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas for top college cities, based on what major cities have to offer young college students, according to the local blog LAist.

Information used to compile the list isn’t provided by the schools, according to Marla Brill, primary reporter on the College Destinations Index. This, unlike other college rankings, allows the list to be as unbiased as possible, she said.

Out of the 75 college cities listed total, Los Angeles topped most in arts and leisure opportunities, but ranked lower in areas such as city accessibility and cost of living.

Twelve criteria were used in the study, including student concentration, student diversity, research capacity, cost of living, city accessibility, creative class, earning potential and unemployment rate.

The top-ranked city was another California metropolitan: San Francisco.