The academic year is nearing an end, and as college students reach for their diplomas, they may also be reaching for some new plastic i.e. the best credit cards. Grads who have reached the ripe-old-age of 21 are now unencumbered by credit card regulation and free to start building a credit history – and choosing the best credit cards can mean extra rewards.
Cardratings.com has compiled a list of the best credit cards for graduates, depending on your goals after college and the state of your credit history.
"When looking at various of the best credit cards, we're looking at what their next step is in life," says Ellen Cannon, editorial director of cardratings.com. "If they've decided they're going to Europe for the summer, than they should have the Capital One Venture Card which has no foreign exchange fees and a good interest rate."