With several college application deadlines coming up, students are planning their visits to many campuses across America. If you're wanting to get your education in Texas, the Lonestar State offers up several towns and cities that made the list, including College Station and Abilene.

In order to find the cities and towns that offer the best or worst combination of academic, social and economic environments, WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics. Some examples from the data set include the quality of higher education, crime rates and the cost of living.

While College Station is one of the best college cities in the nation at number 5, our little town of Abilene didn't fair so well, coming in at number 195. At least Abilene wasn't the worst on the list. That honor goes to Laredo, Texas.

Check out where all the Texas cities ranked on the list.

Best & Worst Texas College Cities

5. College Station
13. Austin
33. San Marcos
37. Waco
41. Denton
80. Lubbock
113. El Paso
115. Killeen
116. San Antonio
125. Tyler
126. Dallas
130. Houston
147. Irving
154. Corpus Christi
156. Ft. Worth
158. Plano
174. Arlington
176. Amarillo
195. Abilene
214. Grand Prairie
217. Brownsville
242. Garland
263. Laredo

For the full report, and to see where other cities across the nation ranked, check out WalletHub's website.