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

Institution THE – WUR
(2021)
QS – WUR
(2021)
Shanghai –  ARWU
(2021)
NTU – WUR
(2021)
U.S. News – Best Global
(2021)
Harvard University 2 5 1 1 1
Stanford University 4 3 2 2 3
University of Oxford 1 2 7 4 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 1 4 8 2
University of Cambridge 5 3 3 10 8
Columbia University 11 19 8 12 6
UCL 18 8 17 6 16
Yale University 9 14 11 21 12
University of Pennsylvania 13 13 15 13 13
Johns Hopkins University 13 25 16 5 9
University of California, Berkeley 8 32 5 20 4
Imperial College London 12 7 25 11 20
The University of Chicago 10 10 10 31 15
University of Toronto 18 26 22 3 16
ETH Zurich 15 8 21 27 26
Cornell University 22 21 12 22 22
Tsinghua University 16 17 28 14 26
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 24 23 26 9 19
University of California, Los Angeles 20 40 14 15 14
California Institute of Technology 2 6 9 79 9
University of California, San Diego 34 48 18 17 21
Northwestern University 24 30 34 29 24
Princeton University 7 20 6 98 16
Peking University 16 18 45 23 45
University of Washington 29 85 19 7 7
University of Melbourne 33 37 33 24 25
Duke University 23 52 32 25 23
National University of Singapore 21 11 75 33 29
University of Edinburgh 30 16 38 54 32
New York University 26 42 27 59 30
King’s College London 35 35 47 44 33
University of British Columbia 37 46 42 35 35
The University of Tokyo 35 23 24 40 77
University of Sydney 58 38 69 32 28
The University of Queensland 54 47 51 38 36
University of Manchester 50 27 35 61 58
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 46 12 81 60 33
McGill University 44 27 67 49 51
Washington University in St Louis 51 107 23 43 31
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 52 100 29 37 39
LMU Munich 32 64 48 72 46
University of Copenhagen 96 79 30 26 37
University of Wisconsin-Madison 58 75 31 53 52
UNSW Sydney 70 43 65 51 41
Sorbonne University 88 72 35 30 46
University of Texas at Austin 47 67 41 75 43
Heidelberg University 42 63 57 62 54
Monash University 57 58 80 45 40
Zhejiang University 75 45 52 19 115
Technical University of Munich 38 50 52 94 74

 

Canadian – U15 peers

Institution THE – WUR
(2021)
QS – WUR
(2021)
Shanghai –  ARWU
(2021)
NTU – WUR
(2021)
U.S. News – Best Global
(2021)
University of Toronto 18 26 22 3 16
University of British Columbia 37 46 42 35 35
McGill University 44 27 67 49 51
McMaster University 80 140 92 113 133
Université de Montréal 88 111 101-150 118 151
University of Alberta 125 126 101-150 91 135
University of Calgary 201-250 235 151-200 139 169
University of Waterloo 201-250 149 151-200 228 199
University of Ottawa 162 230 201-300 156 199
Western University 201-250 170 201-300 210 294
Dalhousie University 251-300 272 201-300 296 317
Queen’s University 251-300 240 201-300 373 412
Université Laval 251-300 414 301-400 238 354
University of Manitoba 301-350 601-650 301-400 316 387
University of Saskatchewan 501-600 458 301-400 457 510

 

Other notable rankings

Ranking University of Toronto
THE –  World Reputation Rankings – 2021 21
QS –  Graduate Employability – 2021 21
THE – Global Employability – 2021  12

Notes:

  • Ordered by the sum of ranks (2021).
  • Last updated April 6, 2022.
  • 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 2022” was published in June 2021 and is therefore listed as “2021”.