A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$904
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

College Station Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    45
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    309
    500
  • Theft
    1,661
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,471
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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College Station is home to Texas A&M University, the largest University in the state of Texas and one of the largest in the nation. Texas A&M is truly a world renounced College. The city here is unlike anywhere else in the world. College Station has a small city vibe with the feel of a large metropolitan area. There are unbelievable people here from all over the world. A unique fact is that almost half of the population of the city is students and the average age of a resident in College Station is only 22! The city got its name from the train station that runs directly through the heart of the city. College Station is also the fastest growing city in Texas of its size. There is truly no other place like it in the world and it’s the kind of place you just have to visit to experience it!
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I moved to College Station, TX, two years ago. It is a "college town" and boasts as the "Home of Texas A&M." It is only 1-3 hours from four major Texas cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. By population College Station is small, but when counted with its sister-city, Bryan, and the massive population of students, we qualify for many major retail and restaurant chains not typically offered to smaller towns. CSISD is one the best school districts in the United States and my children are receiving top notch education from the public schools here. It is a very healthy city is many ways. Fitness is an obvious priority to the majority of the residents, as evidenced by the city's many tracks and trails which are always heavily populated. The city is growing rapidly with new homes and businesses being built constantly.With the surge in residents, traffic is a nightmare! I intend to pursue avenues to petition the city to increase traffic control measures.
College Station is a great town for families and people looking for opportunities. Considering it is a college town, the school system is amazing. It is safe and provides steady jobs for working families. However as a college student it can be frustrating. The only thing to do for fun is go to the local bars. The town needs more safe things to do to have fun!