McGill ranked third best Canadian school in World Reputation Rankings

Jun 5 2018, 4:44 am

McGill University has taken top marks in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

This year, McGill University of Montreal earned the third highest spot among the Canadian universities to make the list, finishing in 41st overall.

McGill’s ranking improved slightly from last year when it placed 42nd on the list.

The ranking also features the University of British Columbia which ranked 38th, moving up by two spots from 2017, and the University of Toronto which placed 22nd, two spots higher than last year.

The report is the “world’s largest invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field, based on their own experience.”

The survey was conducted between January and March 2018. The results were released on May 30.

Harvard University takes the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, while the US is home to 43 other institutions making the top 100.

The Top 25 World Reputation Ranking According to Times:

  1. Harvard University, US
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  3. Stanford University, US
  4. University of Cambridge, UK
  5. University of Oxford, UK
  6. University of California, Berkely, US
  7. Princeton University, US
  8. Yale University, US
  9. University of California, Los Angeles, US
  10. University of Chicago, US (tied for 9th)
  11. California Institute of Technology, US
  12. Columbia University, US
  13. The University of Tokyo, JP
  14. Tsinghua University, CN
  15. Univerity of Michigan, US
  16. University of Pennsylvania, US
  17. Peking University, CN
  18. Cornell University, US
  19. UCL, UK
  20. Imperial College London, UK
  21. Johns Hopkins University, US
  22. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ZH
  23. University of Toronto, CA (tied for 22)
  24. National University of Singapore, SG
  25.  London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

McGill wedged their way in to the 42nd slot, between University of Hong Kong and King’s College London (sorry Halifax).

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