A study by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Best Student Cities, ranked Toronto as 9th of 50 best cities in the world for students.  The study, requiring eligible cities to have a population over 250,000, and have at least two institutions featured in the QS World University Rankings, was based on five themes including university rankings, student mix, employer activity, quality of living and affordability.

Ranking City
1 Paris, France
2 Melbourne, Australia
3 London, UK
4 Sydney, Australia
5 Hong Kong, China
6 Boston, USA
7 Tokyo, Japan
8 Montreal, Canada
9 Toronto, Canada
10 Seoul, South Korea