The American Institute for Economic Research "ranked top cities and towns according to academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunity." And topping that list of metropolitan areas of 2.5 million or more? San Francisco. Yep, Baghdad by the Bay ranked best for college students. New York, Washington DC and (grain-of-salt alert) San Jose followed in second, third, and fourth place, respectively. For the full list and criteria, visit [HuffPo]