Charlottesville scored the number one spot in this article by Will Walker on the Top 5 College Towns in the US. Walker says that “the number one spot is reserved for a more Southern town. Indeed, Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, does the best job of any city on the list of combining traditional metropolitan interests with the interests of the students who frequent it. The result is a harmonious whole, balancing the resources of an urban area with the desires of the students who live there. From the historical aura of Monticello, to the entertainment provided in the famous (and recently redecorated) Paramount theater, Charlottesville has it all, a place any college student would be proud to call home.”
For more info on some of the great things Charlottesville has to offer Graduate Students, check out this handy Graduate Student Guide.