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How Dallas stacks up against the best college cities in America

How Dallas stacks up against the best college cities in America

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Dallas claims a top spot among best large college cities in the U.S. Southern Methodist University/Facebook

A new study confirm what Texas coeds already know — the Lone Star State is home to some of the best college cities around. Three Texas hot spots — including Dallas — rank among the 15 best large college cities in America, according to WalletHub.

The financial website ranked cities based on which offer the best combination of academic, social, and economic opportunities for students.

Austin, with its strong showing for elements that create a "youth-oriented environment" and top marks for the quality of higher education, ranks No. 3 on the list. Houston is right behind at No. 4.

Dallas lands at No. 15 on the list, tied with Baltimore, Maryland. What Dallas' lacks in students per capita and affordable education, we make up for in opportunities, including earning potential, job growth, and entrepreneurial activity. 

WalletHub also released an overall list of best college towns, regardless of size. Dallas ranks a mediocre No. 58, while College Station, home of the Aggies, takes the second spot.