The 10 most affordable U.S. college towns

  • 5. Alfred, New York

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    Median home price: $89,000

    Student population: 90.3 percent

    Another new city to the top 10 list this year, Alfred, New York, is home to two colleges that make up nearly the entire population of the town. Alfred University, established in 1836, was named one of the top 50 small colleges of 2017 by Best College Reviews. Alfred State College, established, is a State University of New York College of Technology. Alfred is about 90 miles southeast of Buffalo, New York.

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