Canada is home to some of the world’s best universities. As many as 32 institutions in Canada are counted among the best in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022.
Below we take a look at some of the best Universities in Canada as we compare some of the best and world know ranking organizations the world over.
1. University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is considered the best university in Canada. The University of Toronto is a public institution that was founded in 1827. The school has three campuses which are St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough campus all located in and around Toronto.
Thousands of foreign students from more than 160 countries and regions attend the University of Toronto. In a recent year, the top countries of origin for non-Canadian students were China, India and the U.S. Tuition is higher for international students and admission is very competitive.
The oldest university in the province, the University of British Columbia is one of the most competitive in Canada. University of British Columbia is ranked as the second-best University in Canada only to the University of Toronto.
The University of British Columbia has two campuses: one in Vancouver and the other in Kelowna. The main campus in Vancouver is near several beaches and has views over the North Shore mountains.
The university offers a number of scholarships for both Canadian citizens and International students. Some of these scholarships are the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award for candidates from war-torn countries.
The university is organised into 12 faculties on the Vancouver campus and a further seven on the Kelowna campus. The university offers a special joint undergraduate programme with Sciences Po in Paris.
3. McGill University Summary
The third best institution of higher learning in Canada is the McGill University Summary. McGill University is a public institution that was founded in 1821 and is located in Quebec, Canada.
The university has two campuses: the downtown campus in Montreal and the Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The two campuses are approximately 20 miles apart.
Around one-fourth of the student body is international, with students hailing from more than 150 countries. University housing is available for undergraduate and graduate students on both campuses.
As numbered, McMaster University is the 4th best University in Canada for 2022. McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, with the main campus situated on 121 hectares of land near Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens.
The university is named after William McMaster, a prominent Canadian senator and banker who donated C$900,000 to found the institution.
McMaster’s medical school is world-renowned and there are also faculties of engineering, business, humanities, social sciences and science. The university places a strong emphasis on research working to target some of the most urgent needs in society, particularly in the field of health sciences. This includes research from the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, which has turned sections of human skin into blood cells, which could help to alleviate the shortage of blood donors.
The only francophone university in Canada’s top five, the University of Montreal is the second largest university in the country in terms of student population, with more than 36,000 students enrolled. A quarter of all students are international.
Seventy-four per cent of the student body is enrolled on an undergraduate degree. A students’ union represents undergraduate and postgraduate students and it has three affiliated fraternities and sororities.
University sport is popular – the teams are known as the Carabins and compete in badminton, Canadian football and hockey, among other sports.
Many renowned business leaders are graduates of the university, including Louis R. Chênevert, chief executive officer of the United Technologies Corporation. Other graduates are noted for their contributions to scientific research, including innovations in nuclear power, visual perception and quantum cryptography.