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International Rankings

The University is pleased to see its faculty and students receive recognition for their academic success. Institutional and discipline rankings are just one method of assessing performance and U of T’s place among the world’s leading Universities. Different rankings use different measures, so each result must be taken in its own methodological context. Reputational rankings are distinguished from other rankings in that they rely on one measure – the views and assessments of academics worldwide.


International Rankings – Canadian Institutions

Last updated September 2017.

Institution National Taiwan University 2016 US News & World Report 2016 Times Higher Education 2017 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2017 QS World University Rankings 2017
University of Toronto 4 21 22 23 31
The University of British Columbia 24 31 34 31 51
McGill University 33 50 42 67 32
University of Alberta 83 144 119 101-150 90
University of Montreal 94 149 108 151-200 130
McMaster University 111 129 78 66 140
University of Calgary 140 204 201-250 151-200 217
University of Ottawa 151 221 201-250 151-200 289
Western University 195 240 201-250 201-300 210
Laval University 219 324 251-300 301-400 378
University of Waterloo 263 274 201-250 201-300 152
Dalhousie University 286 356 251-300 301-400 279
University of Manitoba 296 407 401-500 301-400 551-600
Queen’s University 315 379 251-300 201-300 224
University of Saskatchewan 390 553 401-500 301-400 451-460

International Rankings – International Institutions

Ordered by the sum of ranks. Last updated September 2017.

Institution National Taiwan University 2016 US News & World Report 2016 Times Higher Education 2017 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2017 QS World University Rankings 2017
Harvard University 1 1 6 1 3
Stanford University 2 3 3 2 2
University of Oxford 5 6 1 7 6
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9 2 5 4 1
University of California – Berkeley 7 4 18 5 27
University of Cambridge 14 7 2 3 5
University of California – Los Angeles 10 10 15 12 33
Columbia University 13 9 14 8 18
Johns Hopkins University 3 11 13 18 17
University of Chicago 20 13 9 10 9
Yale University 18 14 12 11 16
University of Washington – Seattle 6 11 25 13 61
California Institute of Technology 43 5 3 9 4
University of Pennsylvania 12 17 10 17 19
Imperial College London 16 19 8 27 8
University College London 11 23 16 16 7
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 8 17 21 24 21
University of Toronto 4 21 22 23 31
Cornell University 21 22 19 14 14
Duke University 19 19 17 26 21
University of California – San Diego 17 15 31 15 38
Princeton University 72 8 7 6 13
Northwestern University 27 25 20 22 28
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 42 35 10 19 10
University of British Columbia 24 31 34 31 51

Other notable rankings

Last updated September 2017.

Institution THE – Reputation Rankings 2017 QS Graduate Employability 2017 THE Employability 2016 Reuters Innovative Universities 2017
University of Toronto 24 15  14 46
The University of British Columbia  40  35  46 58
McGill University  42  42  18