Toronto for students\r\n\r\nThis year, three of Toronto’s universities feature in the QS World University Rankings®. The highest-ranked of these is the\u0026nbsp;University of Toronto, placing joint 34th\u0026nbsp;in the world.\r\n\r\nIn the student survey factored into this year’s results, the word most often used to sum up the appeal of Toronto is “diversity” – in reference both to the huge range of activities the city has to offer, and the diverse and inclusive quality of its community.\r\n\r\nToronto ranks highly in the student view indicator, coming in at 18th, with one respondent describing it as,\u0026nbsp;“a very inclusive, multicultural and diverse city,”\u0026nbsp;while another praised\u0026nbsp;“the amount to see/explore when you have time, and the diverse quality of people that you meet.”\r\n\r\nIs Toronto the student city for you?\u0026nbsp;Have your say.\r\n\r\nBest universities in Toronto - QS Best Student Cities ranking: 15th\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld Ranking\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tInstitution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=34\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUniversity of Toronto\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t456\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tYork University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t801-1000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tRyerson University\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Toronto\r\n\r\nToronto scores well across the range of indicators. It ranks particularly highly for desirability, placing tenth in the world – a reflection of the high standard of living within the city and its popularity amongst prospective students.\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\t3\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 Toronto\u0026nbsp;(joint 34th in the world)\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\t6,197,000\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$27,100\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\t10th\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\t27th\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\t109th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent\u0026nbsp;View rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t18th\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.\r\n\r\nWhy study in Toronto\r\n\r\nFriendly people\r\n\r\nThe warmth and hospitality of Toronto’s local people is widely known. Studying in Toronto you will make lifelong friends and contacts.\r\n\r\nPlenty of work opportunities\r\n\r\nThere are plenty of work opportunities open to students and graduates. The city ranks 27th worldwide for the employer activity indicator.\r\n\r\nIt’s easy to get around\r\n\r\nToronto’s excellent transport system makes it easy to get around the city. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the largest transit system in North America.\r\n\r\nFantastic food\r\n\r\nToronto has approximately 7,500 restaurants, each serving delicious foods from all around the world.\r\n\r\nCost of studying in Toronto\r\n\r\nStudying in Toronto can be quite expensive. The city ranks 109th\u0026nbsp;in the world this year for affordability, due to high living costs and relatively high tuition fees.\r\n\r\nAccording to Numbeo, a single person living in Toronto will need around US$999\u0026nbsp;per month for living expenses, plus an additional US$1,584\u0026nbsp;for rent in a one-bedroom apartment. Tuition fees in the city cost an average of US$27,100 per year for international students.\r\n\r\nLife and culture in Toronto\r\n\r\nAs Canada’s largest city, Toronto is extremely diverse, with a variety of languages, foods and customs. The city is packed full of interesting sights and attractions, meaning there’s always something to keep you entertained.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nToronto has one of the highest scores of any city for desirability (one of the\u0026nbsp;six areas assessed). This reflects both its all-round high quality of life and its status as an in-demand destination among\u0026nbsp;students worldwide.\r\n\r\nAll the attractions that make Canada an appealing place to study are on offer here in Toronto – a diverse community, vibrant cultural scene and nightlife, stunning natural surroundings, and, of course, world-leading universities.\r\n\r\nThe iconic CN Tower makes Toronto’s skyline particularly memorable. This landmark is definitely worth a visit as it was once the tallest free-standing structure when it was completed in 1973. However, it has since been overtaken by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.\r\n\r\nIn the summer you can enjoy the city’s 50km of waterfront, with plenty of beaches, marinas and parks to explore. In the winter, there are lots of nearby skiing resorts just a short drive away.\r\n\r\nCareers in Toronto\r\n\r\nIf you’re thinking of staying in Toronto after graduation, you’ll be pleased to discover that the city scores highly in the employer reputation indicator\u0026nbsp;– a reflection of the strong reputation of the city’s graduates amongst employers in the area. \u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nToronto is Canada’s financial centre, and the city boasts lots of jobs for graduates looking to work in the financial sector. It also has strong media, tourism and data industries, all of which are on the lookout for talented, skilled graduates.\r\n\r\nTo work in Canada, you will need a Canadian work visa which, once you have secured a job offer, can be easily completed online. It’s worth noting that even if you’re a native English speaker you’ll still need to take a formal language exam, such as the IELTS.