CANADA’S BEST UNIVERSITIES
The top ten universities in Canada, according to national and global rankings, are as follows:
- University of Toronto: Ranked as the best university in Canada, it’s no surprise UT is one of the most popular choices for students around the world. Established in 1827, it has long held a reputation for being one of the best research and teaching institutions in North America. It’s located in the heart of uber-cool city Toronto, and admits approximately 15% international students.
- McGill University: Located in French speaking Montreal, McGill has an international reputation for excellence. McGill accepts a large number of international students (24% of student population), and prides itself on welcoming students from more than 150 countries worldwide. The college has two campuses and eleven faculties.
- University of British Columbia: UBC has two campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC is consistently ranked amount the top 40 universities in the world. It is a top research university and prides itself on its sustainability, becoming the first Canadian university to reach the Kyoto Protocol targets.
- University of Alberta: UA is located in Edmonton, Alberta, which is sometimes known as Canada’s ‘Festival City’. The college’s School of Public Health is the first faculty in Canada dedicated entirely to public health.
- Université de Montréal: Founded in 1878, UdeM is the largest university in Montreal and the second largest in Canada, with more than 60,000 students. Situated on the slopes of Mount Royal, the college lays claim to a particularly beautiful setting. The college considers itself a leader in research and innovative programs.
- McMaster University: Situated on Lake Ontario (the Waterfall Capital of Canada), McMaster is a medical-doctoral, research-intensive university. It is the only North American host site of a United Nations University – the Institute for Water, Environment and Health. It is known for its world class sports facilities, outdoor recreational attractions and its pedestrian friendly campus.
- Western University: Considered by many to be Canada’s most beautiful university due to its Gothic buildings, Western is located in London, Ontario. International students have long been a top priority of Western University. The university focuses on accessibility, sustainability and the maintaining its role as one of Canada’s safest universities.
- University of Calgary: Located in Calgary, Alberta, UC is one of the top five research universities in Canada. The college is currently developing the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, which promises to lead in educational innovation. The college admits over 31,000 students from 152 countries.
- University of Ottawa: Situated in Canada’s capital city, UO offers a unique English-French bilingual learning environment. UO has the largest French immersion program and largest law school in Canada. Their top professors include more than 50 Canada Research Chairs and the university boasts of a 97% employment rate for graduates.
- University of Manitoba: Located in Winnipeg, the university is situated on Anishinabe and Metis traditional land and is home to a thriving community of Indigenous researchers, staff and students. It focuses on supporting the local community, and contributing to the Manitoba economy. It is one of Canada’s top research institutions.
The above list is simply a guide for finding the right educational institution for you. There are hundreds of universities and colleges throughout Canada; make sure you explore all the options available.