NEW: Travel + Leisure names Tuscaloosa among best college towns and cities in the US

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Can I get a Roll Tide? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Hot off the heels of a nail-biting victory, Crimson Tide fans have more than one thing to be cheering for. Tuscaloosa was named among the top 25 best college towns and cities in the US according to renowned publication Travel + Leisure. Read on to find out why T-Town made it on top.

Tuscaloosa on top

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Unbeatable views across campus. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

According to Travel + Leisure, there are nearly 4,000 degree-granting postsecondary schools in the nation spread across every major city and plenty of small towns. That’s a lot to choose from!

Luckily, we’ve got one of the best college cities in the country right here in Alabama—Tuscaloosa! As a University of Alabama alum, I have to agree.

When you think of Tuscaloosa, you think of exhilarating game days, a lush green campus and a quaint downtown scene. Sounds like a top-notch college town to me. Here’s why Travel + Leisure agrees:

“As the home of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is an obvious place to add to this list. With more than 38,000 students, the University really is the center of life here, and its sports teams make for excellent game-day outings.”

Travel + Leisure

There’s more to love about Tuscaloosa:

Beautiful Alabama campuses

Travel + Leisure mentioned that a great college town includes a good mix of educational and professional opportunities, proximity to schools and plenty of other co-eds ready to mix it up.

Tuscaloosa isn’t the only college city Alabama has to brag about. Check out some beautiful scenes from other college cities across the state:

Auburn—Auburn University

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Toomer’s Corner. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Troy—Troy University

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Views of Troy from above. (Troy University / Facebook)

Livingston—University of West Alabama

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Webb Hall at the University of West Alabama. (University of West Alabama / Facebook)

Tuskegee—Tuskegee University

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Beautiful blooms on campus. (Tuskegee University / Facebook)

Jacksonville—Jacksonville State University

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Lookin’ good, JSU. (Jacksonville State University / Facebook)

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Gabby Gervais
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