Canadian institutions like the University of Toronto, McGill, and British Columbia offer best education in the country, but they still have a long way to go when compared to some of their global peers. No Canadian university was able to secure a place in the top 20 best universities in the world ranking for 2019 by QS World University Rankings.
The University of Toronto has been ranked the number one university in Canada and 28th internationally. McGill University also made the higher education grade: McGill University placed second in the nation and 33rd internationally. The University of British Columbia ranked 47th worldwide.
Other Canadian universities included in the top 200 list are the University of Alberta, which was ranked 109, McMaster University (146), the Université de Montréal (149), and University of Waterloo (163). The University of Western Ontario was ranked 214, while the University of Calgary was able to secure 229th place.
Canada’s 26 best academic institutions for 2019
- University of Toronto (Global rank: 28)
- McGill University (Global rank: 33)
- University of British Columbia (Global rank: 47)
- University of Alberta (Global rank: 109)
- McMaster University (Global rank: 146)
- Université de Montréal (Global rank: 149)
- University of Waterloo (Global rank: 163)
- University of Western Ontario (Global rank: 214)
- University of Calgary (Global rank: 229)
- Queen’s University at Kingston (Global rank: 239)
- Simon Fraser University (Global rank: 264)
- Dalhousie University (Global rank: 279)
- University of Ottawa (Global rank: 289)
- University of Victoria (Global rank: 359)
- Laval University (Global rank: 402)
- University of Saskatchewan (Global rank: 461)
- Concordia University (Global rank: 464)
- York University Toronto (Global rank: 481)
- Université du Québec (Global rank: 541-550)
- University of Guelph (Global rank: 581-590)
- University of Manitoba (Global rank: 601-650)
- Carleton University (Global rank: 651-700)
- Memorial University of Newfoundland (Global rank: 651-700)
- Université de Sherbrooke (Global rank: 651-700)
- University of Windsor (Global rank: 651-700)
- Ryerson University (Global rank: 800-1000)
Globally, the list was dominated by the U.S. and European institutions. Who topped the list of best universities in the world?
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. California Institute of Technology
5. University of Oxford
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