10 Best Cities for Students

After 5 years on top, Paris is dethroned
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2017 9:21 AM CST
10 Best Cities for Students
Milton Gates on the campus of McGill University in Montreal.   (Wikimedia)

A French city has been replaced by a French Canadian one at the top of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, a list of the best cities in the world for international students, based on university rankings, employment, affordability, and—for the first time this year—student opinions. To be considered, a city had to have at least two world-ranked universities. The top 10, with their 2016 ranking in brackets:

  1. Montreal (7)
  2. Paris (1)
  3. London (5)
  4. Seoul (10)
  5. Melbourne (2)
  6. Berlin (9)
  7. Tokyo (3)
  8. Boston (13)
  9. Munich (11)
  10. Vancouver (13)
Click for the full list or see the best and worst US states for student debt. (Read more students stories.)

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