Canada’s Top 10 Universities

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U.S. News & World Report is the most trusted source for worldwide university rankings. Weighing metrics such as research reputation, publications, and number of Ph.D.s awarded, here are the top 10 universities in Canada:

1. University of Toronto

Ranked as the 16th best university worldwide, this institute is spread amongst three campuses including the beautiful and historical structures of St. George campus in downtown Toronto. Over 60,000 students attend this school each year. Among its more notable contributions, this university is the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research.

2. University of British Columbia

Approximately 50,000 students flock to this university in Vancouver each year. It holds some of the top ranks in the department of Animal and Plant Sciences, along with Environment and Ecology.

3. McGill University

This campus in central Montreal is home to over 31,000 students each year. It holds a high reputation for Global Research and has the highest average admission grade of any Canadian university.

4. University of Alberta

Hosting over 30,000 students each year, this school right here in Edmonton is a major economic driver in Alberta. It’s ranked as one of the top 100 universities worldwide, with the Arts and Humanities department being one of the most notable faculties.

5. University of Montreal

With over 30,000 students annually, this francophone institution is comprised of thirteen faculties. It is renowned for being a leader in research and is where Pierre Trudeau, the former Prime Minister of Canada, graduated in the Faculty of Law.

6. McMaster University

Located in Hamilton, Ontario, this is where over 20,000 students enrol each year. It is particularly well known for its medical school, ranking 49th worldwide for Clinical Medicine and 3rd in Canada in 2015.

7. University of Ottawa

Known for its Medical Doctoral programs and research, the university operates 40 research centres including the Ottawa Health Research Institute and University of Ottawa Heart Institute. It was also the school of choice for Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

8. University of Calgary

Based on the number of Canada-Research Chairs, it is one of the top research universities in all of Canada and receives the highest amount of research revenue in the country. It is the birthplace of some notable inventions, including the Neurochip.

9. University of Western Ontario

Located in London, Ontario, this university is known for its Social Science program and the Ivey Business School, which continues to hold a high global ranking for business schools.

10. University of Waterloo

This university in southwestern Ontario is most famous for its Cooperative Education programs (Co-op), which gives students the opportunity to combine learning with practical, hands-on training. It has consistently ranked among Canada’s top ten universities. The university is also home to North America’s only stand-alone Faculty of Mathematics, and is renowned for its engineering program.

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