How UK universities compare as 50 best student cities in the world are named – and where Edinburgh ranks

An education blog has named its ‘Top 50 Student Cities in the World’ list – and Edinburgh has earned a spot in the Top 25.

Based on an extensive analysis of ratings and reviews gathered from current higher education students, the list, put together by CampusAdvisor, considers key factors such as student friendliness, cost of living, nightlife, public transport, amenities, safety, and the invaluable opinions of current students.

Brian Moran, founder of The Campus Advisor, said: “Choosing a university is a big decision. In fact, it's probably one of the most expensive and life defining decisions you'll ever make.

“The overall goal of ranking the best student cities in the world is to help future students to make a more informed decision when it comes to finding the perfect educational environment and allow them to better prepare for the next chapter in their life! We also want to highlight areas in which cities can improve in order to give residents living there a better quality of life.”

The complete Top 50 rankings can be found at Have a look through our photo gallery to see the Top 20, and find out where Edinburgh is placed on the list.

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