Austin, Texas — Determining the right college can be a tedious task for students. It has more than what an institution has to offer academically. Experts argue that a university’s location is important to a student’s academic success and personal growth.
WalletHub compared over 400 cities on 32 key indicators of student academic, social and economic opportunity. Based on these factors, Austin, Texas ranked #1 for America’s Best College Towns and Cities for 2023.
Austin beat longtime favorite Ann Arbor, Michigan to take second place.
College Station in Texas ranked 15th.
Every penny counts, especially if you’re a college student. With prices rising, it is becoming increasingly important for students to find affordable housing.
Money is hard to come by for many people these days, so “living in a city where the cost of living is affordable and where there are plenty of study and work opportunities is in the student’s interest. We also need to provide a fun social environment that helps them cope with the stress of college,” says WalletHub.
WalletHub’s dataset for ranking included cost of living, quality of higher education, and crime rate.
The purpose of WalletHub’s Best College Towns and Cities in America is to provide prospective students with the resources to sort through the many options and choose the best option for their lifestyle.
http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2022/11/30/wallethub-ranks-austin-as-best-college-town-of-2023-in-u-s— WalletHub Ranks Austin as Best College Town for 2023