UBC ranks as the second best university in Canada

Aug 26 2016, 10:00 pm

The University of British Columbia is the second best university in Canada.

That is according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, an annual report of the best universities in the world put out by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

UBC managed to take the 34th spot globally, while the University of Toronto, which beat UBC for the top spot in Canada, takes the 27th world slot.

The university scores top marks in sociology, coming in 29th place, and ranks 38th for economics and business. UBC falls slightly short in medicine, chemistry, and physics, however.

Image: Shanghai Ranking

Image: Shanghai Ranking

In case you’re wondering, the top universities in the world are American Ivy League schools, with Harvard taking the top spot, followed by Stanford.

Top 10 Canadian Universities

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