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Study in Seattle

By Chloe Lane

Updated July 28, 2021 Updated July 28, 2021

Seattle for students 

Located between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, Seattle is a new entry in this year's QS Best Student Cities ranking, joining in joint 89th 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 2022University of Washington  and Seattle University.

Best universities in Seattle: QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 89th

World Ranking Institution
=85th University of Washington
801-1000 Seattle University

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University of Washington (=85th)



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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 .

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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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