University of British Columbia named one of the top universities in the world

Oct 22 2019, 10:02 am

Another day, another glowing report highlighting the University of British Columbia.

Once again, UBC has come out on top, this time ranking as one of the top 30 universities in the world.

According to the US News & World Report, which published its 2020 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings on Tuesday, the University of British Columbia is one of the best schools in the world when it comes to academic research and reputation.

In its latest ranking, US News evaluated 1,500 schools globally, looking at universities in 81 countries.

The top 10 schools in the overall ranking are all found in either the US or the United Kingdom. Harvard University remains at No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California—Berkeley at No. 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The University of Oxford rounds out the top five.


This year, the University of British Columbia ranked at number 30 and was one of two Canadian schools in the top 30. The University of Toronto (UofT) ranked at number 18.

Overall Best Global Universities – Top 30

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. Columbia University (US)
8. Princeton University (US)
9. University of Cambridge (UK)
10. University of Washington (US)
11. Johns Hopkins University (US)
12. Yale University (US)
13. University of Chicago
14. University of California–Los Angeles (US)
15. University of California–San Francisco (US)
16. University of Pennsylvania (US)
17. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (US)
18. University of Toronto (Canada)
19. University of California–San Diego (US)
20. Imperial College London (UK)
21. University Collect London (UK)
22. Duke University (US)
23. Cornell University (US)
24. Northwestern University (US)
25. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (CH)
26. University of Melbourne (AU)
27. University of Syndey (AU)
28. New York University (US)
28. University of Edinburgh (UK)
30. University of British Columbia (Canada)