University of Toronto ranked best university in Canada

Jun 20 2019, 5:44 pm

The University of Toronto continues to take top marks in the annual QS World University Rankings.

According to the QS World University Rankings, U of T took the first place ranking in Canada, and 29th place in the world.

The news comes from the 2020 QS World University Rankings, which ranks schools by six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

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“Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation,” reads the report.

In the 2020 ranking, U of T received a very high academic reputation, with a score of 98.9. However, the university still trails slightly behind major Ivy League institutions like Harvard, MIT, and Stanford who all received 100 for their academic reputations.

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While being ranked 29th in the world is an impressive accolade, U of T’s world ranking has dropped in recent years.

In 2012, U of T was ranked as the 19th top university in the world, followed by the 17th in 2014. However, by 2015, it had dropped three spots to 20th and then to 34th in 2016.  The university is only just beginning to descend into higher ranks year after year.

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Among the other Canadian universities in this year’s top 100 list are McGill University (35), the University of British Columbia (51), and the University of Alberta (113).

Other Ontario universities include McMaster University (140), University of Waterloo (173), Western (211), and Queen’s (239).