A study by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Best Student Cities, ranked Toronto the 13th best city in the world for students, tied with Vancouver and Boston.  In total, 75 cities were ranked. 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. Toronto received 355 points out of a possible 500.