When you’re headed off to college, money is a challenge. Students going to colleges in Dallas are venturing off to a city where world-class shopping, innovative dining and more than 13 entertainment districts await them. It would be a shame not to enjoy all those amenities due to a lack of money! This massive metropolis is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and is one of Rent.com’s Top 10 Cities for College Graduates, so just imagine the career opportunities.

Did you know that you can save 20 percent on rent in Dallas if you live with an additional roommate? That’s an extra $158 a month that you can spend on a massive cowboy hat or comforting Southern food. Whatever your preference may be, the money saved on rent can go toward the ultimate college experience in one of the biggest cities in the country.

Rent in Dallas varies greatly, and if you are looking for a Dallas apartment with one other roommate, you may need to find a place further away from campus. If you don’t rent an apartment close to class, you can save about $300 per month by living with just one other person.

University of Texas, Dallas

If you’re attending the University of Texas, Dallas, you can save an average of $128 a month on rent if you opt for an apartment further away from class. Just imagine what you could do with that extra dough in your pocket! To put it into perspective, you could buy 16 Mambo Taxi burritos at $8 a pop from Mi Cocina. This Mexican hot spot is ranked #1 on Foursquare’s “Top 10 Best Mexican Restaurants” in Dallas.

Southern Methodist University

Students who are opting for a smaller-scale college experience at Southern Methodist University can save a bundle by finding a Dallas apartment with an additional roommates. By adding another person to your living situation, you can save a whopping $307 per person each month! With this money, you can spend your time at college the right way, as this will be enough for 65 pints of Guinness (at $4.75 a pint) at Trinity Hall Irish Pub. Located just about 5 minutes away from campus, this bar is ranked one of the “Top 10 Pubs” in Dallas on Foursquare. But like your mom always said, don’t spend all your money in one place–or at least at one time.