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Top 10 Cities for Recent College Graduates

Ready to enter the 'real world'? These cities have the most appeal

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#9: Chicago

Next up, we move to the Windy City. Chicago boasts a $41,000 entry level salary … if you can get a job. Unemployment sits at 8.3% — not really what most recent grads want to hear. The cost of living is also 5% higher than the national average, but that’s not bad for such a major city.

Many people prefer Chicago because it’s a happening metropolitan area that isn’t as crowded as New York City. Toss in views of Lake Michigan and a friendly Midwest vibe, and you can see why Chicago could be a nice place to call home. In fact, AOL (NYSE:AOL) ranked Chicago’s social scene the third most sizzling in the country.

Plus, sports fans can jump on board with Michael Jordan’s Bulls or watch the Cubs at Wrigley Field … and from the Art Institute to countless restaurants, there’s definitely plenty to do when you’re not nine-to-fiving.

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