Monterrey for students\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nThe third-largest metropolitan area in\u0026nbsp;Mexico, Monterrey is the commercial, industrial, educational, and transportation hub of the northern part of the country. With a booming economy, it’s the second-richest city in the nation, and an important hub for many global companies. Monterrey is also often considered the most ‘Americanized’ and developed city in Mexico, combining a thoroughly modern outlook with plenty of history and traditional culture to explore.\r\n\r\nMonterrey’s attractive position near the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range has given it the nickname ‘The City of the Mountains’, and waterfalls are common in the forested mountain terrain surrounding the city. Alongside a proud industrial heritage and world-class museums, the city offers great contemporary architecture, diverse cuisine, and the trademark\u0026nbsp;Norteño\u0026nbsp;music scene.\r\n\r\nMonterrey offers a high standard of living at relatively low cost, and tuition fees far lower than in the neighbouring\u0026nbsp;US, giving it a score in the top 25 for affordability. The city also scores highly in the QS Best Student Cities 2023 ranking for employer activity, reflecting the strong reputation of its graduates and universities.\r\n\r\nThe high value placed on education here is reflected in the fact that two of Monterrey’s universities are featured in the\u0026nbsp;QS World University Rankings® 2023.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Monterrey -\u0026nbsp;QS Best Student Cities ranking: 96th\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tTecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM);\u0026nbsp;Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Monterrey\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\tTecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)\u0026nbsp; (170th)\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\t4,874,000\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$7,200\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\t137th\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\t=35th\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\t23rd\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent Voice\u0026nbsp;rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=119th\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,\u0026nbsp;view the methodology.