College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Iowa

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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A-
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
10,655
B+
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
21,999
B
Central College
Pella, IA
1,486
B
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
1,364
B
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
3,365
B
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
27,343
B
Luther College
Decorah, IA
2,473
B
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
2,794
B
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
1,747
B-
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
1,675
C
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
1,674
C-
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
1,180
C-
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
1,373