QS Student Cities
Introduced in 2012, cities are ranked for attractiveness to students. In the first run of this ranking, Dublin was ranked 8th (equal with Berlin). Relevant factors were: Rankings; Student Mix; Quality of Living; Employer Activity; and Affordability.
“What makes a city preferable over another for a given person is of course subjective (within reason). However, while the amount of emphasis you attach to each of them will vary depending on your circumstances, interests and priorities, we believe our criteria are all of great importance to the vast majority of prospective students: Rankings, Student Mix, Quality of Living, Employer Activity, and Affordability. As in all QS rankings, you are encouraged to look at the full range of tables to seek out the information that is most useful to you. …” (more)