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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 39th

Located in the West Midlands area of England, Coventry is home to Coventry University (ranked among the world’s top 700), and the University of Warwick (ranked joint 51st in the world) – the latter being just to the south of the city on a 700-acre campus. Their combined student population is around 6.4% of the city total, with international students making up around 41% of enrolments, giving it a high score for the Student Mix category of the index (3rd out of 100 cities).

Coventry’s also gets a strong rating from graduate employers, thanks to the strong reputation of its universities as well as the city’s long history of leadership in manufacturing and design. This legacy is reflected in the fact that Coventry University is one of only a few institutions to offer a course dedicated to automotive design, while the University of Warwick has a center dedicated to supporting innovative collaborations between academia and industry (Warwick Manufacturing Group), which runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Warwick University’s Arts Centre, which houses various performance spaces, galleries and a cinema, is one of the largest arts centers in the UK. Coventry has several other theaters and art galleries, and there are a number of large venues in and around the city which are used for both music concerts and major sports events.

Coventry’s active student life and friendly feel earn it a top-50 place in the new Student View category of the index. When asked to name the best thing about studying in Coventry, one respondent highlighted: “Ease of access in walking to places, friendliness of student community.

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Internationally ranked universities in Coventry

 

More about Coventry

Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

Population

652,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$24,400

Desirability rank

66th

Employer Activity rank

35th

Affordability rank

89th

Student Experience rank

44th

 

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

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