With all due respect, what the fuck is Katherine L. Cohen talking about? Boston is a great college town because--wait for it--it has "reasonably priced tourist attractions"? Amherst gets the nod because it's "known to have concerts and a division I athletic program"?!?
Montreal is in Canada, for God's sake! And Washington DC is a political town, not a college town! What about Chapel Hill, or Charlottesville, or Athens or Madison or Ann Arbor or Bloomington or Austin?
I'm guessing Cohen did this for free to get some free pub for her company, IvyWise. Boston.com still got a bad deal.