Albuquerque, NM Ranks in “Best College Towns in the West” List

By Stephanie Grenada, Sunset Magazine

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September 24, 2019 – Sunset Magazine updated their top Western college towns list for fall 2019, and Albuquerque got top marks! Here’s what they have to say about New Mexico’s largest city:

“These college towns get straight A’s for top-notch education and lifestyle beyond campus–places with a covetable food scene, plenty of outdoor offerings, solid real estate value, and above all, great-neighbor potential.

The University of New Mexico’s Pueblo Revival-style campus may be enough to motivate any design lovers to flock here, but the school’s allure goes beyond aesthetics. The roster of Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, and Nobel Laureates distinguish the staff. The diverse programs, like the Chicana and Chicano Studies, reflect an inclusive mindset. As for the town, we give it top marks for its culinary gifts (mainly the green chile-everything), access to the outdoors, and an art-centric, burgeoning downtown that fosters creative thinking.”