Top Universities in Canada 2017 – 18


26 universities in Canada are featured among the world’s best in the edition of QS World University Ranking. Four  are in the global top 100, the other nine Canadian universities are ranked in the top 300. Here are the worlds top 10 universities of Canada.

1. University of Toronto

University of Toronto

University of Toronto, Established in 1827, one of the best top ten university, is  up one place at 31st in the world this year. The  University has around 88,700 students at its 3 campuses in Toronto, and is known for its research innovations, such as the discoveries of insulin and stem cells.

2. McGill University

McGill Universitywas founded in 1821, now ranking 32nd in the world, 2018,  and has around 40,500 students, of which 25% are international. It is located in Montreal, the university blusters the highest number of Rhodes Scholars (142) and Nobel Prize winners (12) among all Canadian universities.

3. University of British Columbia

University of British ColumbiaThe University of British Columbiais ranking to 51st in the world this year, but remains the third-highest-ranked university in Canada. It is Located in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia, it has about 62,900 students, adding 14,434 international students from 162 countries.

4. University of Alberta

University of AlbertaThe University of Albertawas founded in 1908, South Korea’s Korea University, is up four places to rank joint 90th in the world and is mainly based in the city of Edmonton. The university educates around  37,830 students from 143 countries and has an annual impact of CA$12.3 billion on Alberta’s economy.

5. Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal Université de Montréal, established in 1878 is Canada’s highest-ranked Francophone university, ranking 130th in the world and one of the top 10 employers in the Montreal region. It is one of the most active Canadian universities in research, with research revenue of more than half a billion dollars.

6. McMaster University

McMaster UniversityMcMaster University, founded in 1887 in Toronto but relocated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, is up nine places to rank 140th this year in the world. McMaster is home to 70 research centers and institutes, and is particularly known for its medical school.

7. University of Waterloo

University of WaterlooUniversity of Waterloo, founded in 1957, located in Ontario, now ranking 152nd in the world this year is one of the youngest of these top universities in Canada. Today it has 36,670 students, with 37% of its graduate students coming from outside Canada.

8. Western University

Western UniversityWestern University, founded in 1878,  is located in London, Ontario, ranking 210th in the world alongside Belgium’s University of Antwerp. Previously known as the University of Western Ontario, the university now has around 28,800 students.

9. University of Calgary

University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary, founded in 1966 , now ranked 217thin the world in 2018, down on last year but its  a top-10 Canadian university. The  university has 5 campuses, adding one in Qatar, and has been the birthplace of a several of significant inventions, including the neurochi

10. Queen’s University

Queen's UniversityQueen’s University, established in 1841, is now ranked joint 224thin the world in 2018 and is one of the oldest universities in Canada. Today, Queen’s has around 22,461 students, 10% of whom are international.