College town

community dominated by its university population

A college town or university town is a place (often a town or city) that has a college or university that is an important part of that place. The university may be a very big part of the place's economy and culture, and there may be a lot of students living there. Many residents may work for the university, the university may be the biggest employer, and many businesses may work with the university.

The High Street of Oxford, a good example of a university town. There is no main campus, rather university buildings are around the city between shops, for example those at centre right of the picture.