A recent list has ranked the top universities in Canada and the University of British Columbia made the top ten.
QS World University Rankings assesses universities using six performance indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), research citations per faculty member (20%), proportion of international faculty (5%) and proportion of international students (5%).
The ranking notes that UBC is located in, “Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia (the country’s westernmost province). It has graduated eight Nobel Prize winners and 71 Rhodes scholars.”
The University of Toronto came first, and the ranking notes that it has the 18th best academic record of universities worldwide. McGill University followed in second, and was noted for having the best score for its percentage of international students out of the top 10.
Top Universities in Canada
- University of Toronto
- McGill University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Alberta
- McMaster University
- Université de Montréal
- University of Waterloo
- Western University
- University of Calgary
- Queen’s University
A separate 2019 ranking also includes 1,000 universities across the world, and the number of universities included increases every year. According to that ranking, the University of British Columbia placed 47th. It wasn’t included in the top 50 last year, but it moved up four spots in 2019.
Massachusetts University of Technology stole the top spot in the world, with Stanford University in second. Harvard came third, the California Institute of Technology in fourth.