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Student Credit Cards - Reviews

Student credit cards can be a good start for college students trying to build a credit history. Rewards programs are a popular feature with these cards, enabling cardholders to earn free travel and cash back on their spending, and even rewarding them for good grades. We also look at a variety of factors to evaluate and rate the best student cards, and award the most points for low interest rates and fees, and features that help students responsibly manage credit.

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Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa card review

Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa card

4 rating

Wells Fargo’s student card is a good first-time card that helps new users establish a strong credit history, while providing quality customer support and some valuable cash rewards.

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Discover it® Student chrome review

Discover it® Student chrome

3.9 rating

The Discover it Student chrome card zooms to the top of the class because of its winning cash rewards program and user-friendly features.

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Discover it® Student Cash Back review

Discover it® Student Cash Back

3.3 rating

One of the most lucrative student cards on the market, the Discover it Student Cash Back card pairs ample cash rewards with forgiving terms and consumer-friendly benefits.

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Bank of America Cash Rewards Card for Students review

Bank of America Cash Rewards Card for Students

3.3 rating

Bank of America’s cash rewards program is one of the most valuable in the student card category, but fledgling cardholders need to watch out for high interest rates and penalties.

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Bank of America Travel Rewards Card for Students review

Bank of America Travel Rewards Card for Students

3 rating

Thanks to a generous sign-up bonus and a high rewards rate, students will get a lot of mileage out of this travel card, though the interest rates are high.

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BankAmericard for Students review

BankAmericard for Students

2.7 rating

Bank of America’s bare bones student card comes with a generous 0-percent balance transfer offer and a low starting interest rate.

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Deserve Edu Mastercard for Students review

Deserve Edu Mastercard for Students

2.6 rating

Using a nontraditional approval process, the Deserve Edu Mastercard for Students helps international students and those without a credit history get access to credit and start building a reliable credit score.

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Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students review

Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students

2.4 rating

Citi’s student card lavishes cardholders with some great rewards and travel perks, but watch out for the high costs in the fine print. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Journey Student Rewards from Capitol One review

Journey Student Rewards from Capitol One

2.2 rating

Journey Student Rewards from Capital One has some great features to teach good credit management, but it’s weighed down by a high interest rate.

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State Farm Student Visa review

State Farm Student Visa

1.7 rating

A newly minted rewards program doesn’t add much value to the State Farm Student Visa, but the low barrier to entry make it a good option for a first-time cardholder.

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Regions Student Visa review

Regions Student Visa

0 rating

The rewards program is not the greatest, but the Regions Student Visa is the rare student card that lets you earn rewards without jacking up the interest rate. This offer is no longer available.

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U.S. Bank College Visa credit card review

U.S. Bank College Visa credit card

0 rating

U.S. Bank’s college card is a good card for students who need help remembering to pay their bill, but it doesn’t offer a rewards program or any promotional offers. This offer is no longer available.

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