Canada is home to Top universities many of which rank amongst the Top 100 in the world. A general perception is that universities that are ranked in global international rankings are good. As per my experience of working with University of Toronto for several years in a lead administrative role, I can comfortably say that there are several factors which add to the reputation of a university besides just rankings.
Some of the key factors are:
- Quality of professors
- Research facilities
- Library resources
- Science labs
- Class Size
One size doesn’t fit all. Review the programs, facilities, class size and see what makes you comfortable as you are going to spend four years in the university completing your Bachelor degree program.
Top Universities 2021:
1 . University of Toronto: Also known as Harvard of Canada is one of the Top Canadian universities. It’s well known for quality of professors, largest library system in Canada, third largest library system in the world and research facilities available for students. It has three campuses and each campus offers some unique programs. University of Toronto started the first Forensic Science program in Canada.
2 . University of Waterloo: A leading Canadian university well known for its Co-op program, research facilities and great professors. Its a leader in education offering one of the finest Engineering programs in Canada. It also offers a unique Mathematics and Computer Science program.
3 . Western University: A famous university in Canada located in London, Ontario is home to the #1 Business school of Canada (Richard Ivey School of Business). Its known for a well balanced approach to education, with great research facilities and professors. It offers unique programs in Medical Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science and Media Communication
4 . University of British Columbia: Oldest university in the province of British Columbia. It has two campuses- one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. The university offers over 350 programs as well as number of scholarships. UBC is home to the world’s largest cyclotron- a kind of accelerator for particle and nuclear physics.
5 . McGill: the only Canadian institution represented in the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum, which comprises the heads of 26 of the world’s top higher education institutions. McGill founded the nation’s first faculty of medicine, and to this day the university scores particularly highly in world rankings for clinical subjects. It offers over 300 programs to students from over 150 countries. Its culturally diverse and attracts best talent from across the globe.
World University Rank 2021
Canada Rank 2021
|18||1||University of Toronto||Ontario||Toronto|
|34||2||University of British Columbia||British Columbia||Vancouver|
|73||5||University of Montreal||Quebec||Montreal|
|131||6||University of Alberta||Alberta||Edmonton|
|145||7||University of Ottawa||Ontario||Ottawa|
|200||8||University of Calgary||Alberta||Calgary|
|201–250||9||University of Waterloo||Ontario||Waterloo|
|251–300||11||Dalhousie University||Nova Scotia||Halifax|
|251–300||11||Laval University||Quebec||Quebec City|
|251–300||11||Simon Fraser University||British Columbia|