Based on academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunity, the American Institute for Economic Research ranks the metropolitan area of Lincoln as the 6th best small city for college students. Omaha is 17th. Lincoln gets a top rating for cost of living and unemployment rate. Entrepreneurial activity, along with arts and leisure rank very high, but attaining a degree, creativity, city accessibility and the area's research capability rank low. The #1 small metro area for college students is Ann Arbor, Michigan.