Best 10 cities for recent college graduates

Finding a job after college is imperative for many college seniors and some cities offer more career opportunities than others. As we approach graduation season, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best cities in the US for recent college graduates. Can you guess which city came out on top? 

8. Boston

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Students going into fourth grade at Harvard Kent Elementary School learn how to sail during summer school, on August 1, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Population between 20-29: 25.5 percent

Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 23.7 percent

Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $52,119

Cost of living index: 139.7

Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 45.7 percent

Unemployment rate: 5.9 percent

Overall score: 69.67

Boston has the greatest proportion of young professionals of all large cities, with over a quarter of its population being between the ages of 20 and 29. Boston offers an active social life to fresh grads with its highly walkable layout, plethora of restaurants and many professional sports teams. The largest industries in the city are healthcare, finance and insurance and education.

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