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10 Best Cities for Today’s College Graduates

4.     San Francisco, CA; Median Income for College Grads: $61,426

Attention, Class of 2014: It’s  almost time to start ditching dorm life for the real world.

Though some soon-to-be degree holders may already have good jobs lined up, many more will be searching for some time to come. The unemployment rate for the class of 2013, after all, is at 10.9 percent—far above the national average. Still, that’s the lowest unemployment rate for new college graduates since 2007, when the rate was at 7.7 percent.

With the job market improving for this group of Americans, especially in certain parts of the country, where should these new grads go?

A new study by NerdWallet examined criteria in each major U.S. city—such as the job market, average income, affordability and percentage of young people—all crucial to this cohort, and came up with the 10 places most appealing to new college graduates.

Read more: CNBC.com 10 best cities for college graduates

10 Best Cities for Today's College Graduates