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What are the best cities for students?

Feb 17, 2017

What are the best cities for students?Two new rankings have rated university cities to find the best cities in the world for studying.

One of the listings uses university ratings from the magazine Times Higher Education to see which of the universities has the most top-rated universities. In this listing, London comes out on top, with four of the top 100 universities in the world and 15 of the top 500.

Because most cities in the UK only have one or two universities, that's the only appearance for the UK in the first list. But there are more in the second, which also looks at things like how affordable the city is, how nice it is to live in, and what employment opportunities there are. In this ranking, London is in third place, while Edinburgh and Manchester also make it into the top 25.

The different results are a reminder that individual league tables don't tell you much about a city or a university. It's important to think about what league tables are measuring, look at other sources of information, and work out what's important to you. Find out more about how to use league tables.

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