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TheCampusAdvisor.com is a global student review website that allows users to rate and review their university, academic staff, campus facilities, accommodation, as well as much more relating to their experiences of life at university!

Over the past year, we’ve also surveyed 12,164 students about the cities they live in while attending university. The survey considered a range of factors including

  • student friendliness
  • cost of living
  • nightlife
  • public transport
  • amenities
  • safety
  • and the general opinions of current students.

We are delighted to now reveal the 30 best student cities in the world for 2022, determined entirely based on those ratings submitted by students!

You can view the full rankings here: https://www.thecampusadvisor.com/best-of/30-Best-Student-Cities-in-the-World-2022/Ranking/103

In summary, the top 5 best cities in the world are (1st) Melbourne, (2nd) Newcastle, (3rd) Seoul, (4th) Vienna, and (5th) Montreal. London is ranked 10th, Edinburgh 16th, and Nottingham 26th overall.

Here’s a complete breakdown of how the UK cities that made it into the top 30:

Nottingham (26th)

Across 6 categories, Nottingham achieved an overall score of 4.12 out of 5.

The categories that Nottingham scored best in were ‘Student Friendliness’ with a score of 4.52 out of 5 and ‘Nightlife’ with a score of 4.42 out of 5.

Here’s the full breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for Nottingham:

Student Friendliness: 4.52
Cost of Living: 3.71
Nightlife: 4.42
Public Transport: 4.16
Amenities: 4.21
Safety: 3.70

We also asked everyone who reviewed Nottingham the following questions (the results of the responses to each are in bold):

“Would you recommend living in Nottingham as a student?”
96.2% of the reviewers that answered said they would recommend living there.

“Is there a large student population living in Nottingham?”
100% of the reviewers that answered felt that Nottingham does have a large student population.

“Do you think Nottingham has a diverse population?”
98.5% of the reviewers that answered think Nottingham does have a diverse student population.

“Are there many opportunities for students to get jobs in Nottingham?”
89.3% of the reviewers that answered said they thought there were enough job opportunities available for students.

“Is there a good variety of options for eating out?”
99.2% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Is there a good variety of bars and clubs for students?”
99.2% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Are there interesting attractions for those looking for cultural experiences?”
89.9% of reviewers said Nottingham does have interesting cultural experiences.

Edinburgh (16th)

Across 6 categories, Edinburgh achieved an overall score of 4.27 out of 5.

The categories that Edinburgh scored best in were ‘Student Friendliness’ with a score of 4.82 out of 5 and ‘Public Transport’ with a score of 4.49 out of 5.

Here’s the full breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for Edinburgh:

Student Friendliness: 4.82
Cost of Living: 3.17
Nightlife: 4.20
Public Transport: 4.49
Amenities: 4.44
Safety: 4.47

We also asked everyone who reviewed Edinburgh the following questions (the results of the responses to each are in bold):

“Would you recommend living in Edinburgh as a student?”
98.8% of the reviewers that answered said they would recommend living there.

“Is there a large student population living in Edinburgh?”
100% of the reviewers that answered felt that Edinburgh does have a large student population.

“Do you think Edinburgh has a diverse population?”
91.5% of the reviewers that answered think Edinburgh does have a diverse student population.

“Are there many opportunities for students to get jobs in Edinburgh?”
92% of the reviewers that answered said they thought there were enough job opportunities available for students.

“Is there a good variety of options for eating out?”
97.6% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Is there a good variety of bars and clubs for students?”
97.6% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Are there interesting attractions for those looking for cultural experiences?”
98.8% of reviewers said Edinburgh does have interesting cultural experiences.

London (10th)

Across 6 categories, London achieved an overall score of 4.35 out of 5.

The categories that London scored best in were ‘Public Transport’ with a score of 4.90 out of 5 and ‘Amenities’ with a score of 4.89 out of 5.

Here’s the full breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for London:

Student Friendliness: 4.69
Cost of Living: 2.85
Nightlife: 4.86
Public Transport: 4.90
Amenities: 4.89
Safety: 3.88

We also asked everyone who reviewed London the following questions (the results of the responses to each are in bold):

“Would you recommend living in London as a student?”
93.9% of the reviewers that answered said they would recommend living there.

“Is there a large student population living in London?”
98.6% of the reviewers that answered felt that London does have a large student population.

“Do you think London has a diverse population?”
99.7% of the reviewers that answered think London does have a diverse student population.

“Are there many opportunities for students to get jobs in London?”
94.1% of the reviewers that answered said they thought there were enough job opportunities available for students.

“Is there a good variety of options for eating out?”
97.9% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Is there a good variety of bars and clubs for students?”
97.2% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Are there interesting attractions for those looking for cultural experiences?”
98.3% of reviewers said London does have interesting cultural experiences

Newcastle (2nd)

Across 6 categories, Newcastle achieved an overall score of 4.53 out of 5.

The categories that Newcastle scored best in were ‘Student Friendliness’ with a score of 4.80 out of 5 and ‘Nightlife’ with a score of 4.85 out of 5.

Here’s the full breakdown of the rating scores from 1 to 5 for Newcastle:

Student Friendliness: 4.80
Cost of Living: 4.42
Nightlife: 4.85
Public Transport: 4.46
Amenities: 4.15
Safety: 4.52

We also asked everyone who reviewed Newcastle the following questions (the results of the responses to each are in bold):

“Would you recommend living in Newcastle as a student?”
100% of the reviewers that answered said they would recommend living there.

“Is there a large student population living in Newcastle?”
100% of the reviewers that answered felt that Newcastle does have a large student population.

“Do you think Newcastle has a diverse population?”
91.6% of the reviewers that answered think Newcastle does have a diverse student population.

“Are there many opportunities for students to get jobs in Newcastle?”
94.3% of the reviewers that answered said they thought there were enough job opportunities available for students.

“Is there a good variety of options for eating out?”
100% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Is there a good variety of bars and clubs for students?”
100% of the reviewers that answered said there was.

“Are there interesting attractions for those looking for cultural experiences?”
95% of reviewers said Newcastle does have interesting cultural experiences.

The overall mission of ranking the best student cities in the world is to help future students to make a more informed decision about what university will be the best fit for them and allow students to better prepare for the next chapter in their life! We also want to highlight areas in which cities can improve to give residents living there a better quality of life.

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