Monday, September 24th, 2012

U of T and McGill Make World’s Top 20 University List

Canada’s universities are gaining more respect on the global landscape. Recently, both McGill and The University of Toronto made the top 20 in the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings. McGill was ranked at #18, followed immediately by U of T at #19.

As a whole, there were only 4 countries represented in the top 20, with only schools from Canada, the US, UK and Switzerland making the list.

The official top 20 is:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. Harvard University
  4. UCL (University College London)
  5. University of Oxford
  6. Imperial College London
  7. Yale University
  8. University of Chicago
  9. Princeton University
  10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  11. Columbia University
  12. University of Pennsylvania
  13. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
  14. Cornell University
  15. Stanford University
  16.  Johns Hopkins University
  17. University of Michigan
  18. McGill University
  19. University of Toronto
  20. Duke University

Elsewhere, no Asian schools made the top 20. HKU (23) leads NUS (25) and Tokyo (30). There was also no Indian university in the top 200, while China has two in the top 50: Peking (44) and Tsinghua (48) and another five in the top 200.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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