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Study: College students opt to shop at Walmart, Target

Survey consisted of 15,000 college students

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OBERLIN, Ohio — Walmart and Target are the top go-to shopping destinations for college students, according to a new study.

The "Student Watch" study, conducted by OnCampus Research — a division of the National Association of College Stores — found that among 15,000 college students from 21 campuses nationwide, 62% reported that they shopped at Walmart in the past 90 days. Coming second was Target with 58%, followed by such dollar stores as Dollar Tree and Dollar General with 36%. The study also found that more freshmen students opted to shop at Walmart (69%), while a higher percentage of graduate students shopped at Target (59%).

The survey was conducted between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2010.

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