QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 11th
While rival Canadian city Montréal occupies the overall top spot in the QS Best Student Cities 2017, with Vancouver in 10th place, Toronto remains an extremely strong contender. In fact, it has the highest score of any city in the Desirability category of the index (one of the six areas assessed), reflecting both its all-round high quality of life and its status as an in-demand destination amongst students worldwide.
All the attractions that make Canada an appealing place to study are on offer here in its largest city – a diverse community, vibrant cultural scene and nightlife, stunning natural surrounds, and of course world-leading universities. The highest-ranked of these is the University of Toronto, currently placed 32nd in the world (just two places behind Montréal’s McGill University).
In the student survey which fed 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. One respondent commented, “It's a very inclusive, multicultural and diverse city,” while another praised “the amount to see/explore when you have time, and the diverse quality of people that you meet.”
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To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.