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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 69th

Ranked 69th in this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-highest entry (behind Auckland). The largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is known as ‘the Garden City’ – a testament to its beautiful, award-winning parks and gardens. Located on the east coast, close to the Southern Alps, it’s also traditionally known as the most English of New Zealand’s cities. There’s no shortage of things to do in Christchurch and the surrounding area, including skiing, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching and more.

Though a number of earthquakes have hit the city in recent years, Christchurch has been experiencing rapid growth, with the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan aiming to ensure it is a safe, enjoyable and accessible city.

The two top universities in Christchurch are both within the top 400 in the world – University of Canterbury, ranked 214th in the world (third in New Zealand), and Lincoln University, ranked joint 319th in the world.

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Internationally ranked universities in Christchurch


More about Christchurch

Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

Population

390,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$21,000

Desirability rank

45th

Employer Activity rank

83rd

Affordability rank

70th

Student View rank

102nd


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, 
view the methodology.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina edits and publishes articles which guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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