QS Best Student Cities ranking: 116th\r\n\r\nSituated in north-east Texas with a population of 7,233,000, Dallas enters the QS Best Student Cities ranking this year in at 116th place. Considering its population size, it’s hardly surprising this bustling city is the ninth largest in the US and the third largest in Texas.\r\n\r\nDallas currently has two leading universities featured in the QS World University Rankings® - University of Texas Dallas and Southern Methodist University. Both have very high research output and a diverse student population, something which is reflected by Dallas’s strong ranking of 83rd in the student mix indicator.\r\n\r\nKnown for their sports teams – the Dallas Cowboys (five-time winners of the Superbowl), the Mavericks and the Rangers – for being the backdrop of the JFK assassination in 1963 and, of course, for the popular TV show of the same name, Dallas is a city that is often in the international limelight.\r\n\r\nHowever, what you may not know about Dallas is it also ranks among the biggest cities in the US in terms of employment and business opportunities. With all of this in mind, it isn’t hard to see why Dallas achieved its highest indicator rank in this year’s cities ranking for desirability (64th). This indicator considers many different aspects such as the city’s safety, pollution, level of corruption and student desirability.\r\n\r\nAs you would expect from such a large US city, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in your spare time. From restaurants to museums, concerts to sports games, there is something to cater for all interests for the students of Dallas.\r\n\r\nAre you a student in Dallas? We’d love to hear what you think.\r\n\r\n Internationally ranked universities in Dallas\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Texas Dallas (521-530), Southern Methodist University (801-1000)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Dallas\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t2\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Texas Dallas (521-530th)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t7,233,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$31,700\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t64th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t131st\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=115th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Mix rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t83rd\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Voice rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t77th \r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.