Attention, students! If you want to have it all at your fingertips, you may want to set your sights on the best cities in the world for students.
A new ranking of the most student-friendly cities around the globe has just been published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the higher education experts behind the world’s best university rankings.
To make the cut, each city must have a population of over 250,000, and be home to at least two universities featured in the most recent ranking of the world’s best universities.
From there, an additional six categories are used to determine which cities offer the best opportunities for students.
Those six categories are university rankings, student mix, affordability, desirability, employer activity, and student voice.
The report compares 160 cities worldwide. It also includes 100,000 survey responses to evaluate students’ feedback and opinions.
Each city is then given a score out of 100 based on its total performance in all of the categories.
While there are no Canadian cities in the top 10, Toronto has come the closest in 11th place with an overall score of 92.1.
Next is Montreal in 13th place with a score of 90.9.
Here are all of the Canadian cities that made the ranking this year:
- Toronto — 11th place
- Montreal — 13th place
- Vancouver — 18th place
- Ottawa — 57th place
- Quebec — 111th place
And here are the top 10 best cities in the world for students:
- London, UK
- Tokyo, Japan
- Seoul, South Korea
- Melbourne, Australia
- Munich, Germany
- Paris, France
- Sydney, Australia
- Berlin, Germany
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Boston, USA
So, there you have it, students! If you want the student experience without compromising on big city life, now you know where to look.