The social app Skout has released the names of the top 10 friendliest college towns in the U.S. according to data gained from its mobile app. Skout reviewed data from college towns across the nation to see which cities had the most young people interacting with new friends through the app. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-reveals-the-top-10-friendliest-college-towns-in-america-300141309.html
Top 10 Friendliest College Towns:
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Los Angeles, California
- New York City
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Chicago, Illinois
- San Francisco, California
- Boulder, Colorado
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Dallas, Texas
The data also revealed some interesting facts. For example, Boston, Massachusetts came in at #12 on the list despite its reputation as America’s college town. Also, young people in Los Angeles shared more virtual gifts with friends than their peers in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Miami combined.
Many new college students may have some mild anxiety about attending college and having to meet new friends. Especially when this means leaving the many friends they made in high school. However, a recent survey conducted by Skout my help to alleviate those concerns. Skout surveyed college students ages 18-24 across the United States who use its app and found that:
- Only 37% of students start college with someone they already know.
- 57% of respondents said they had less trouble making new friends in college than they did in high school.
- 72% said they made significant friends within their first week on campus.
The survey also showed that the most likely place to meet new friends is in the classroom, (75%), and 73% said that they consider their college roommates to be good friends.
More about Skout
Skout is a global social app for meeting new people and making new friends. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. The app can be downloaded on Android, iOS, and Windows devices. Visit skout.com to learn more. http://download.cnet.com/Skout/3000-12941_4-75619529.html