Top Universities in Canada

26 universities in Canada are featured among the world’s best in the edition of QS World University Ranking. Three  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

The University of Toronto, Established in 1827, one of the best top ten university, is  up two  place at 29th in the world this year. The  University has around 74,500 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

The McGill University was founded in 1821, now ranking 35th in the world, 2020,  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 Columbia

The University of British Columbia is 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 Alberta

The University of University of Alberta was founded in 1908, South Korea’s Korea University, is ranking  113th 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 137th 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 University

The McMaster University, founded in 1887 in Toronto but relocated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, is  ranking 140th this year in the world same as last year. McMaster is home to 70 research centers and institutes, and is particularly known for its medical school.

7. University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, founded in 1957, located in Ontario, now ranking 173th 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. The University of Western Ontario

Western University

The university of Western Ontario, founded in 1878,  is located in London, Ontario, ranking 211th 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 Calgary

The University of Calgary, founded in 1966 , now ranked 233thin the world in 2020, 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 at Kingston

Queen's University

The Queen’s University at Kingston, established in 1841, is now ranked joint 239thin the world in 2020 and is one of the oldest universities in Canada. Today, Queen’s has around 22,461 students, 10% of whom are international.

1 29 University of Toronto
2 35 McGill University
3 51 University of British Columbia
4 113 University of Alberta
5 137 Université de Montréal
6 140 McMaster University
7 173 University of Waterloo
8 211 The University of Western Ontario
9 233 University of Calgary
10 239 Queen’s University at Kingston
11 280 Dalhousie University
12 281 University of Ottawa
13 314 Simon Fraser University
14 364 University of Victoria (UVIC)
15 416 Université Laval
16 439 University of Saskatchewan
17 462 Concordia University
18 511-520 York University
19 561-570 Université du Québec
20 571-580 University of Guelph
21 601-650 University of Manitoba
22 651-700 Carleton University
23 651-700 Université de Sherbrooke
24 651-700 University of Windsor
25 701-750 Memorial University of Newfoundland
26 801-1000 Ryerson University


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