According to an article by The Montreal Gazette, “Montreal has been named the world’s best city for students, beating out London, Berlin, Boston and Tokyo in a global ranking of 125 cities.”
This probably comes as no surprise to anyone who has studied in Montreal. The city’s desirability, affordability and student’s positive perception of their time studying propelled Montreal to the top spot in 2017.
— QS World University Rankings (@worlduniranking) February 15, 2017
Ben Sowter, head of the Intelligence Unit at QS, said the Best Student City Rankings is based on six metrics:
- Rankings: Where do universities in the city place in the QS World University Rankings?
- Student mix: The number of students in general, and the number of international students.
- Desirability: Includes factors such as safety, pollution, corruption.
- Employer activity: Are employers interested in graduates from at least one university?
- Student opinion and experiences.
Ben Sowter stated: “For Montreal and other Canadian cities, the actual experience that people are having when they go there is much more positive than the imagination or expectation of it before they go,”