The Princeton Review is out with the 2016 edition of its college rankings list, based on surveys of 136,000 college students, and Evanston — for the second year in a row — is off the list of places where “town-gown relations are strained.”

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says its the first time in at least nine years that Evanston has managed to stay off the list for more than a single year.

“We came off the list for the first time in 2011 and returned at 4th in 2012.  We were 6th in 2013, 19th in 2014 and left the list in 2015,” says Bobkiewicz, who more often tracks favorable lists the city has managed to get onto.

On the other hand, among the 380 schools, including Northwestern University, that Princeton Review ranks, Evanston still hasn’t made the list of places where “town-gown relations are great.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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