The Big Ten schools consistently attract students from all over the country. Each college is steeped in tradition and offers its students a traditional college experience with four seasons of weather and a rich campus lifestyle.
Most of the campuses are located in a mid-sized city environment, unlike the campuses in New York City, except for the University of Minnesota, which is right downtown Minneapolis. These campuses mostly have a Midwest casualness and are comfortable places to be a student and grow into an adult.
Two of the colleges — The University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin — are at the western side of the Big Ten schools. Both are big public colleges with a very large enrollment. And residents of both states can attend the other state’s colleges without having to pay out-of-state tuition.