What are the best Universities in Canada? Venom Sawse tries to answer this question by publishing the Top 10 Canadian University Ranking of 101 Canadian higher-education institutions
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Canadian Universities based on valid, unbiased, and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.
Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.
The University of Calgary is down four spots to rank 233rd in the world in 2020. Originally founded as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta in 1944, it now consists of five campuses, including a branch campus in Doha, Qatar which focuses on nursing.
Up three places to rank 211th in the world in 2020, Western University, located in London, Ontario, achieves the highest score among the top universities in Canada for the citations per faculty member indicator, at 77th.
The University of Waterloo falls 10 places to rank joint 173rd in this year’s world rankings but remains in the top 100 globally for the citations per faculty member indicator. It’s one of the younger universities in Canada, having been established in 1956.
Up six places to rank joint 140th in the world in 2020, McMaster University, located in Hamilton in Ontario, is well known in particular for its prestigious medical school.
The French-speaking Université de Montréal climbs one place among the best universities in Canada and 12 places in the world this year to rank 137th. Originally founded as a satellite campus of the Université Laval in 1878, it now has around 66,768 students including those at affiliated schools.
The University of Alberta is down four places to rank 113th in the world this year but continues to be fourth among the top universities in Canada. The university is mostly based in Edmonton but is a huge economic driver for the entire province of Alberta, contributing five percent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP).
Also down four places to now rank 51st, the University of British Columbia has two main campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province. It currently has around 65,000 students, including almost 16,200 international students.
McGill University is ranked joint 35th this year alongside the US’ University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), achieving the best score out of all Canadian universities for the percentage of international students indicator (71st in the world), with international students accounting for roughly 25 percent of the student population of 40,000.
And finally, coming in first place among the best universities in Canada is the University of Toronto, down one place this year to rank joint 29th in the world alongside the Australian National University. As you might expect from the highest-placed institution in the country, it gets the highest scores in Canada for the academic and employer reputation indicators, at 17th and 27th respectively