International Rankings

The University is pleased to see its faculty and students receive recognition for their academic success. Institutional and discipline rankings are just one method of assessing performance and U of T’s place among the world’s leading Universities. Different rankings use different measures, so each result must be taken in its own methodological context. Reputational rankings are distinguished from other rankings in that they rely on one measure – the views and assessments of academics worldwide.

International Rankings – Canadian Institutions

  Times Higher Education 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2013 QS World University Rankings 2013 SCImago 2012 National Taiwan University 2013 Newsweek Top 25 outside U.S. 2011
University of Toronto 20 28 17 3 8 3
University of British Columbia 31 40 49 25 27 8
McGill University 35 58 21 51 34 13
McMaster University 92 92 140 116 118 15
University of Alberta 109 101-150 96 54 77 **
Université de Montréal 106 101-150 92 171 109 **
Queen’s University 226-250 201-300 189 255 287 **
University of Ottawa 185 201-300 227 184 199 **
University of Western Ontario 226-250 201-300 199 158 193 **
University of Waterloo 226-250 151-200 180 161 256 **
University of Calgary 201-225 201-300 201 112 151 **
Dalhousie University 251-275 201-300 244 289 293 **
Université Laval 201-225 201-300 329 252 235 **
University of Manitoba 301-350 301-400 431-440 286 306 **
University of Saskatchewan ** 201-300 421-430 323 411 **
Last updated October 2013.

International Rankings – International Institutions

  Country Times Higher Education 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2013 QS World University Rankings 2013 National Taiwan University 2013
Harvard University US 2 1 2 1
Stanford University US 4 2 7 3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology US 5 4 1 10
University of Cambridge UK 7 5 3 14
University of California, Berkeley US 8 3 25 6
University of Oxford UK 2 10 6 9
California Institute of Technology US 1 6 10 32
Columbia University US 13 8 14 11
Yale University US 11 11 8 19
Johns Hopkins University US 15 17 16 2
Princeton University US 6 7 10 44
University of Chicago US 9 9 9 30
University of Pennsylvania US 16 15 13 12
University of California, Los Angeles US 12 12 40 5
Imperial College London UK 10 24 5 20
University College London UK 21 21 4 16
University of Michigan US 18 23 22 7
Cornell University US 19 13 15 22
University of Toronto Canada 20 28 17 8
University of Washington US 25 16 59 4
ETH Zürich Switzerland 14 20 12 42
Duke University US 17 31 23 17
University of Tokyo Japan 23 21 32 17
Northwestern University US 22 30 29 25
University of California, San Diego US 40 14 63 13
Ordered by aggregating total/overall scores for each institution. Last updated October 2013.

Reputational Ranking – Times Higher Education

Last updated April 2013.

  2011   2012   2013
Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
University of Cambridge 3 University of Cambridge 3 University of Cambridge 3
University of California, Berkeley 4 Stanford University 4 University of Oxford 4
Stanford University 5 University of California, Berkeley 5 University of California, Berkeley 5
University of Oxford 6 University of Oxford 6 Stanford University 6
Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7
University of Tokyo 8 University of Tokyo 8 University of California, Los Angeles 8
Yale University 9 University of California, Los Angeles 9 University of Tokyo 9
California Institute of Technology 10 Yale University 10 Yale University 10
Imperial College London 11 California Institute of Technology 11 California Institute of Technology 11
University of California, Los Angeles 12 University of Michigan 12 University of Michigan 12
University of Michigan 13 Imperial College London 13 Columbia University 13
Johns Hopkins University 14 University of Chicago 14 University of Chicago 14=
University of Chicago 15 Columbia University 15 Imperial College London 14=
Cornell University 16 University of Toronto 16= University of Toronto 16
University of Toronto 17 Cornell University 16= Cornell University 17
Kyoto University 18 Johns Hopkins University 18 University of Pennsylvania 18
University College London 19= University of Pennsylvania 19 Johns Hopkins University 19
University of Massachusetts 19= Kyoto University 20 University College London 20=
        ETH Zürich 20=

Ranking News

Canada’s leading university in major global reputational ranking
Posted Monday, March 4, 2013


U of T Canada’s leading university in major global ranking
Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012


University of Toronto leads Canada in latest rankings report
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012


U of T #1 in Canada, 16th Globally in Survey of World Academic Leaders
Posted Thursday, March 15, 2012


U of T named to top 10 list of world’s best universities for arts and humanities
Posted Thursday, October 20, 2011


University of Toronto is Canada’s top university in major global ranking
Posted Thursday, October 6, 2011


International rankings success for U of T
Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010


Newsweek names U of T one of top three schools outside U.S.
Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011


U of T engineering No. 1 in Canada
Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Financial Times ranks Rotman executive programs No. l for new skills and learning
Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011


First QS World University Rankings by subject names U of T Engineering best in Canada
Posted on April 12, 2011