With college-application deadlines approaching and students scheduling campus visits for the spring, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in America.

To identify the college cities and towns offering the best combination of academic, social and economic growth potential for college students, WalletHub ranked 326 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics, ranging from the quality of higher education to crime rates to cost of living.

Best Large College Cities

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. Columbus, OH
  7. St. Louis, MO
  8. Tampa, FL
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Seattle, WA

Best Midsize College Cities & Towns

  1.  Gainesville, FL
  2.  Cincinnati, OH
  3.  Madison, WI
  4. Salt Lake City, UT
  5. Tempe, AZ
  6. Orlando, FL
  7. Tallahassee, FL
  8. Durham, NC
  9. Buffalo, NY
  10. Fort Collins, CO

Best Small College Cities & Towns

  1. Ann Arbor, MI
  2. College Station, TX
  3. Iowa City, IA
  4. Provo, UT
  5. Cambridge, MA
  6. Columbia, MO
  7. Champaign, IL
  8. Berkeley, CA
  9. Athens, GA
  10. Lawrence, KS

For the full report, plus more information on statistics used in ranking cities and towns, and to see where your city ranks, please visit: wallethub.com.