International Rankings

University rankings are just one method of assessing performance and making institutional comparisons. Different rankings use different measures, so each result must be taken in its own methodological context.

Global – Top 50 – Major Global Rankings

Institution THE – WUR
(2022)
QS – WUR
(2023)
Shanghai –  ARWU
(2023)
NTU – WUR
(2023)
U.S. News – Best Global
(2022)
Harvard University 2 4 1 1 1
Stanford University 3 5 2 2 3
University of Oxford 1 3 7 4 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 1 3 8 2
University of Cambridge 3 2 4 9 8
Columbia University 11 23 8 13 7
UCL 22 9 17 3 12
Yale University 9 16 11 21 11
University of Pennsylvania 14 12 14 12 15
Johns Hopkins University 15 31 16 6 10
University of California, Berkeley 8 10 5 26 4
Imperial College London 10 6 23 11 13
The University of Chicago 13 11 10 42 22
University of Toronto 18 21 24 5 18
ETH Zurich 11 7 20 27 29
Cornell University 20 13 12 22 21
Tsinghua University 16 25 22 14 23
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 23 33 26 10 19
University of California, Los Angeles 21 29 13 15 14
California Institute of Technology 6 15 9 97 9
University of California, San Diego 32 62 19 20 20
Northwestern University 26 47 30 35 24
Princeton University 7 17 6 111 16
Peking University 17 17 29 28 39
University of Washington 26 63 18 7 6
University of Melbourne 34 14 35 23 27
Duke University 25 57 34 28 25
National University of Singapore 19 8 71 24 26
University of Edinburgh 29 22 38 51 34
New York University 24 38 28 58 31
King’s College London 35 40 59 36 33
University of British Columbia 40 34 44 33 35
The University of Tokyo 39 28 27 41 81
University of Sydney 54 19 73 31 28
The University of Queensland 53 43 51 37 36
University of Manchester 54 32 41 62 63
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 36 26 93 54 30
McGill University 46 30 70 57 54
Washington University in St Louis 57 154 25 38 32
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 69 132 31 43 41
LMU Munich 33 54 59 71 47
University of Copenhagen 114 107 32 30 42
University of Wisconsin-Madison 81 102 35 60 63
University of New South Wales 71 19 72 45 37
Sorbonne University 90 59 46 32 48
University of Texas at Austin 50 58 43 90 43
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg 43 87 55 67 57
Monash University 44 42 77 34 37
Zhejiang University 67 44 33 16 93
Technical University of Munich 30 37 59 86 79

 

Canadian – U15 peers

Institution THE – WUR
(2022)
QS – WUR
(2023)
Shanghai –  ARWU
(2023)
NTU – WUR
(2023)
U.S. News – Best Global
(2022)
University of Toronto 18 21 24 5 18
University of British Columbia 40 34 44 33 35
McGill University 46 30 70 57 54
McMaster University 85 189 98 113 138
Université de Montréal 111 141 151-200 123 156
University of Alberta 118 111 91 86 136
University of Calgary 201-250 182 201-300 140 175
University of Waterloo 201-250 112 151-200 214 191
University of Ottawa 1637 203 201-300 145 215
Western University 201-250 114 301-400 221 300
Dalhousie University 301-350 298 301-400 308 314
Queen’s University 251-300 209 201-300 335 429
Université Laval 251-300 441 301-400 260 397
University of Manitoba 351-400 671-680 201-300 332 372
University of Saskatchewan 501-600 345 301-400 397 441

 

Other notable rankings

Ranking University of Toronto
THE –  World Reputation Rankings – 2022 21
QS –  Sustainability – 2022 2
THE – Global Employability – 2022  11

Notes:

  • Ordered by the sum of ranks (2021).
  • Last updated September 5th, 2023
  • Graduate only schools are excluded from most rankings and this table.
  • For comparability across rankings the “year” used in these tables refers to the year the ranking was published, not the year that the ranking publisher has assigned. For example the “QS World University Ranking 2024” was published in June 2023 and is therefore listed as “2023”.