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Study in Seattle

By Chloe Lane

Updated July 1, 2022 Updated July 1, 2022

Seattle for students 

Located between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, Seattle joins the QS Best Student Cities ranking in 82nd place. 

If you're a fan of coffee - it's where Starbucks originated, and Seattle's Best - then you'll definitely enjoy Seattle's mix of big brand cafés and independent coffee houses. 

Although Seattle has a reputation for its rainy climate, it's also where many of the great '90s films and TV shows were set, including Sleepless in Seattle, Singles, and Frasier.

Seattle has two ranked universities featuring in the QS World University Rankings 2023University of Washington  and Seattle University.

Best universities in Seattle: QS Best Student Cities ranking: 82nd

World Ranking Institution
80th University of Washington
1001-1200 Seattle University

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University of Washington (80th)



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

This article was originally published in July 2021 . It was last updated in July 2022

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As Content Editor for and, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 


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