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QS Ranking of Canadian universities

Where does your university rank? Check now! 

When deciding which university to study at, it is crucial that you also look at the world university rankings. This helps you compare and understand where a university ranks and how does your desired institution fare on the global map. QS world university rankings are a good start for the same. 

The QS system ranks universities as per their global standing, and subject-wise (which includes 48 different subjects and five faculty areas) along with five regional tables. It considers the university’s reputation among other universities (40%), employers (10%), student-teacher ratio (20%), citations-academic staff ratio (20%) and international outlook including students and staff (10%) for its compilation of top universities in the world.

This comparative table shows where Canadian universities rank on the world map:

QS Ranking of Canadian universities

S.No.

Institution

QS Ranking 2020 (within Canada)

QS Ranking 2020 (Globally)

QS Ranking 2019 (Globally)

1

University of Toronto

1

29

21

2

McGill University

2

35

44

3

University of British Columbia

3

51

37

4

University of Alberta

4

113

132

5

University of Montreal

5

137

90

6

McMaster University

6

140

77

7

University of Waterloo

7

173

201-250

8

Western University

8

211

190

9

University of Calgary

9

233

199

10

Queen's University

10

239

239

Source: *https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/top-universities-canada-2020
*https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2019

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Updated on March 5, 2020

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