Montreal (at #9) is in the Top Ten of the “Best Student City” rankings (Second to Boston of North American cities). To be considered for the ranking, cities must have a population of more than 250,000 and at least two universities in the QS World University rankings.

The top 50 are decided on five key categories: the number and position of institutions in the world university rankings; the quality of student living; the views of employers on the quality of the city’s graduates; affordability, including tuition fees and cost of living measures based on the prices of consumer electronics and fast food; a measure of the student mix, which includes the proportion of international students. The US had the most cities in this year’s top 50 with seven cities listed, Australia followed with six. The UK and Canada came joint third with three each.

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November 20, 2013