Buenos Aires, the best Latin American city to study

Buenos Aires is still considered the best Latin American city to study, according to the latest guide to the globe’s top urban study destinations.

The sixth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, published by global higher-education consultancy firm QS Quacquarelli Symonds, shows the argentine capital in the 31st place in the world and the 1st place in the Latin American region.

Cities are ranked according to the number and performance of their universities, the extent to which employers are actively recruiting graduates, the city’s affordability and quality of life, and the diversity of the city’s student body.

Moreover, QS includes feedback from over 87,000 current and prospective international students, ensuring that the results reflect the student’s experience and opinions.

According to Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS, “Despite the fact that the higher-education sector in Latin America is undergoing a turbulent period, Buenos Aires is still the best place to study in the continent . This is partly due to the fact that the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has been recently named the best university in the region for the fifth consecutive year.”

“Buenos Aires has a lot to offer to international students, even if they don’t study at the University of Buenos Aires. According to our research, Buenos Aires can offer a better quality of life than other Latin American cities and it has been ranked 21st in the world in terms of employer activity. Since students are increasingly focusing on the job opportunities and doors that their education will open for them in the future, the emerging higher-education destinations are offering international students more attractive job prospects. Buenos Aires, being the highest-ranked Latin American city, is well-positioned to offer international students the opportunity to establish working relationships with the most important employers while studying in the country and to provide them with the visas they need to continue developing their career in Argentina,” says Sowter.

Some highlights of our research about Buenos Aires:

No other city in Latin America has more universities ranked by the QS than Buenos Aires. Thanks to the performance of these institutions, mainly the University of Buenos Aires, which continues to be the best university in Latin America according to the last edition of the QS World University Rankings, the city of Buenos Aires has been ranked 14th in the QS Rankings.

Buenos Aires also leads the Latin American rank as the city that offers the best quality of life. It has been ranked in the 70th place in the desirability category, followed by Santiago (81) and CDMX (104).

Students surveyed by QS also rate the experience of studying in Buenos Aires better than studying in any other Latin American city. Buenos Aires is also the highest ranked Latin American city in the Student View rank (16th), with an excellent punctuation of 91/100. No other Latin American city appears above the 60th position (occupied by Santiago) in the Student View rank.