QS’ Best Student Cities Rankings for 2022 Released, With London Retaining the Top Spot


The results of QS’s ‘Best Student Cities Rankings’ for 2022 were released on July 28th. London was ranked first, followed by Munich in second place, and Seoul and Tokyo in third place. Here are the top ten student cities in the United States.

Boston is the only student city in the United States to make it up to the top ten while placing ninth in a tie with Montreal and Paris.
Boston is the only student city in the United States to make the top ten, tied for ninth with Paris and Montreal.

The QS Best Student Cities Rankings are based on a number of measures, including affordability, university excellence, quality of life, and the opinions of past students who have studied in the city. Rankings (the quantity and quality of the city’s universities), desirability, affordability, employer activity, student mix, and student voice are the six measure areas in general.

All of the cities in the Ranking have a population of at least 250,000 people and are home to at least two QS World University Rankings Universities.

In the 2022 edition, there are a total of 225 student cities, 15 of which are in the United States. The top ten universities in the QS Best Student Cities 2022 edition are as follows:

Rank  City Overall Score
1 London, UK 100
2 Munich, Germany 97.4
=3 Seoul, South Korea 96.1
=3 Tokyo, Japan 96.1
5 Berlin, Germany 95.9
6 Melbourne, Australia 95.5
7 Zurich, Switzerland 94.9
8 Sydney, Australia 94.3
=9 Boston, United States 92.1
=9 Montreal, Canada 92.1

The top 25 of the QS Best Student Cities 2022 include Edinburg, Toronto, Paris, Hong Kong SAR, Vienna, Vancouver, Singapore, New York, Lausanne, Kyoto Osaka Kobe, Buenos, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Aries, Stockholm, and Beijing.


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