Vancouver ranked one of the best student cities in the world

Jul 31 2019, 5:34 pm

Choosing the right location to live as a student can be just as stressful as studying for finals.

To make things easier, QS has just released its list of the top student cities, and Vancouver is one of the top picks.

According to QS, Vancouver placed 16 out of 120 cities.

QS scored cities based on the number and performance of their universities, how many employers are actively hiring, affordability, desirability, quality of life, and diversity of the student body.

Feedback from over 87,000 current and prospective international students was also factored into the results.

Each of the categories scored out of 100 and the totals were added for a final score out of 600.

Vancouver scored a total of 430 points. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 80/ 100 for Student view
  • 46/ 100 for Rankings
  • 92/ 100 for Student Mix
  • 90/ 100 for Desirability
  • 72/ 100 for Employer activity
  • 50/ 100 for Affordability

London, Tokyo, and Melbourne placed in the top three spots, respectively. Vancouver was the third Canadian city as it placed behind Montreal (6) and Toronto (11).

Here’s how QS Best Student Cities top 20 list rounded out:

  1. London
  2. Tokyo
  3. Melbourne
  4. Munich
  5. Berlin
  6. Montreal
  7. Paris
  8. Zurich
  9. Sydney
  10. Seoul
  11. Toronto
  12. Boston
  13. Vienna
  14. Hong Kong
  15. Edinburgh
  16. Vancouver
  17. Taipei
  18. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
  19. New York
  20. Singapore

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