Where do students live best in Brandenburg?

Brandenburg

Brandenburg is a state in the northeast of Germany. With an area of 29,478 square kilometres (11,382 sq mi) and a population of 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-largest German state by area and the tenth-most populous. Potsdam is the state capital and largest city, while other major towns include Cottbus, Brandenburg an der Havel and Frankfurt (Oder).
Brandenburg surrounds the national capital and city-state of Berlin, and together they form the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, the third-largest metropolitan area in Germany.
Brandenburg borders the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony, as well as the country of Poland.
Brandenburg originated in the Northern March in the 900s AD, from areas conquered from the Wends. It later became the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, it came under the rule of the House of Hohenzollern, which later also became the ruling house of the Duchy of Prussia and established Brandenburg-Prussia, the core of the later Kingdom of Prussia. From 1815 to 1947, Brandenburg was a province of Prussia.
Following the abolition of Prussia after World War II, Brandenburg was established as a state by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, and became a state of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. In 1952, the state was dissolved and broken up into multiple regional districts. Following German reunification, Brandenburg was re-established in 1990 and became one of the five new states of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Source: Wikipedia

Student friendly Potsdam

As a student, it is important to us to be part of a city's life. During the course of study, leisure time is usually much more important than, for example, for families. Therefore, when we put together the criteria for students, we attached great importance to leisure activities but also to a good infrastructure. You don't want to spend the little time you have besides studying and a possibly necessary part-time job with long journeys to the nearest supermarket. And a suitable university nearby is certainly not harmful either.
Potsdam is with round about 1,124 points from a maximum of 1,400 the front-runner among students friendly cities and communities in Brandenburg. Cottbus follows closely with 1,110 points. In third position, also following very closely, is Brandenburg an der Havel with 1,091 points.

Potsdam for students in numbers

Average number of inhabitants per shop
147.5 vs. 389
147.5 vs. 389
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
377.3 vs. 654.4
377.3 vs. 654.4
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
817m vs. 2.1km
817m vs. 2.1km
Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per accessible movie theater, theater and museum
433.4 vs. 83.8
433.4 vs. 83.8
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
1km vs. 2.3km
1km vs. 2.3km
Inhabitants between 20 and 29 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
41.9 vs. 58
41.9 vs. 58
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
1.9km vs. 3.9km
1.9km vs. 3.9km
Average linear distance to the nearest university
4.6km vs. 18.3km
4.6km vs. 18.3km
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
4.2km vs. 5.9km
4.2km vs. 5.9km
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
1,936 vs. 1,867
1,936 vs. 1,867
Share of households without children in the total number of households in %
74.5% vs. 62%
74.5% vs. 62%
Share of single households in the total number of households in %
43.4% vs. 31.2%
43.4% vs. 31.2%
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas) in %
40.9% vs. 36.2%
40.9% vs. 36.2%
Share of residents between 20 and 29 in %
12.2% vs. 9.4%
12.2% vs. 9.4%