Universities in Canada

Universities in Canada

Congratulations on making the decision to study in Canada!
Regardless of your area of study, a Canadian university is a wise choice to continue your education. While there are many quality universities in Canada we have a list of the top 5 based on the QS World University Rankings.

In order to qualify as a “top University” these institutions are ranked in the following categories:

i) Academic Reputation
ii) Employer Reputation
iii) Faculty/Student Ratio
iv) Citations per faculty
v) International Faculty Ratio
vi) International Student Ratio

Without further delay here are the top 5 Canadian Universities:

5. McMaster University

Ranked 146th in the world in 2019 and the fifth highest-ranked university in Canada, McMaster University is based in Hamilton, Ontario and is particularly well-regarded for its medical school. McMaster has a growing reputation as a place where world-class researchers work hard across the disciplines to create a brighter world.

4. University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is mainly based in Edmonton and it’s a huge economic driver for the province of Alberta, contributing five percent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP). UAlberta is globally connected through nearly 400 teaching and research partnerships in 50 countries!

3. University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia (the country’s westernmost province).  UBC students, faculty and staff continue to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing them at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. Among their alumni UBC has graduated eight Nobel Prize winners and 71 Rhodes scholars.

2. McGill University

Discover the “French side” of Canada when studying at this top Montréal university. McGill University has the best score for its percentage of international students out of the top 10, with students coming from over 150 countries. McGill ranks well in Law however, It is widely known for its great Medical, Science and Engineering programs.

1.The University of Toronto

Based in the heart of Ontario’s Capital city, the University of Toronto holds on to its first-place position among the top universities in Canada, climbing three places to rank 28th in the world this year. U of T is home to international students from over 160 countries and regions.

Regardless of which university you chose to continue your education at, a Canadian university will set you up for success and help you reach all of your academic goals!


Stephanie Monette

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