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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University of Warwick (joint 51st)
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