WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette came in at number eight in the rankings of over 400 US college towns from WalletHub. The ranking is based their reports of 30 key indicators of economic, social and academic opportunity for students.
In overall wallet friendliness West Lafayette ranks 39th of the 400 towns, coming in above Athens, Ohio and below Jackson, Miss.
The home of Purdue also ranks 39th in best social environment, coming in right under New York, N.Y. and above Tucson, Ariz.
For the evaluation of academic and economic opportunities in WalletHub's report, quality of higher education weighed triple. West Lafayette ranked no. 112 in that category.
When broken down further to large, medium and small size categories, WalletHub's list ranks West Lafayette as the fouth best small college town