QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ Best Student Cities 2018 index ranked Toronto 13 of 101 cities (tied with Boston). The study, a rating system that ranks best university cities in the world for international students, examined six key categories including student mix, desirability, employer activity, affordability, and student view. Toronto scored highest in the area of desirability, providing students with a high quality of life and a great destination to live and study for students worldwide.