McGill ranks as third best university in Canada

Oct 30 2018, 10:49 pm

Montreal’s McGill University has been ranked Canada’s third-best university.

According to a report released Tuesday by the QS World University Rankings, the school is the 43rd best in the world. 

The top spot in Canada was clinched by the University of Toronto for the fifth year in a row. The report names U of T as the 20th overall in the world.

The University of British Columba took the second place honours, and ranked 29th overall in the world.

The annual evaluation looks at 1,250 schools in 75 countries, and judges research-intensive universities across “teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.”

Schools are also evaluated based on their research performance and ratings by members of the academic community.

Rounding out Canada’s top five are McMaster University (4th) and University of Montreal (5th).

Harvard University was ranked the world’s best university, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in second, and Stanford, in third.

Canada’s top 10 universities, according to the QS Rankings:

  1. University of Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. McGill University
  4. McMaster University
  5. University of Montreal
  6. University of Alberta
  7. University of Calgary
  8. University of Ottawa
  9. University of Waterloo
  10. University of Victoria

The world’s top 10 universities, according to the QS Rankings:

  1. Harvard University (US)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
  3. Stanford University (US)
  4. University of California—Berkeley (US)
  5. University of Oxford (UK)
  6. California Institute of Technology (US)
  7. University of Cambridge (UK)
  8. Columbia University (US)
  9. Princeton University (US)
  10. University of Washington (US)

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