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Connecticut cities among the best and worst for college students

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Source: WalletHub
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

As high school seniors continue to look onward toward college, only one city in Connecticut has earned a spot on a list of the best.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its list of 2015’s best and worst college cities and towns in America.

The site ranked 326 U.S. cities and towns based on a combination of higher education quality, crime rates and cost of living.

New Haven, which is home to Yale University, the University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University, ranked the highest at 42.

The Elm City’s overall score was 53.85, its “Wallet Wellness” rank was 292, its “youth oriented environment” rank was 85 and its opportunities rank was 7.

It also had the highest quality of higher education, according to WalletHub.

Further down the list at 284 was Hartford with a total score of 35.75, a wallet wellness rank of 183, a youth environment rank of 132 and an opportunities rank of 320.

The capital city also had the highest percentage of rental units on the list.

Also ranked was Stamford at 290, Norwalk at 299, Danbury at 300 and Bridgeport at 323.

Absent from the list was New Britain, which is home to Central Connecticut State University, and Storrs, the home of the University of Connecticut.

Topping the whole list was Ann Arbor MI.

The rankings bottomed out with Paterson, NJ as the worst city.

To check out the complete rankings and methodology, head to WalletHub’s website here.

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