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 2014 QS World University Rankings 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2014 National Taiwan University 2014
University of Toronto 20 20 24 4
University of British Columbia 32 43 37 27
McGill University 39 21 67 33
University of Alberta 124 84 101-150 79
McMaster University 94 113 90 116
Université de Montréal 113 83 101-150 86
University of Calgary 226-250 201 151-200 144
University of Waterloo 251-275 169 201-300 261
University of Western Ontario 226-250 191 201-300 206
University of Ottawa 188 218 201-300 161
Queen’s University 251-275 187 201-300 299
Université Laval 226-250 298 201-300 226
Dalhousie University 226-250 235 201-300 282
University of Saskatchewan ** 481-490 301-400 393
University of Manitoba 301-350 501-550 301-400 271
Last updated October 2014.

International Rankings – International Institutions

Country Times Higher Education 2014 QS World University Rankings 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2014 National Taiwan University 2014
Harvard University US 2 4 1 1
Stanford University US 4 7 2 3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology US 6 1 3 8
University of Oxford UK 3 5 9 8
University of Cambridge UK 5 2 5 12
Yale University US 9 10 11 18
Columbia University US 14 14 8 13
University of California, Berkeley US 8 27 4 8
California Institute of Technology US 1 8 7 36
Imperial College London UK 9 2 22 19
University College London UK 22 5 20 14
University of Chicago US 11 11 9 21
University of Toronto CA 20 20 24 4
Johns Hopkins University US 15 14 17 2
Princeton University US 7 9 6 62
University of Tokyo JP 23 31 21 19
University of California, Los Angeles US 12 37 12 6
Cornell University US 19 19 13 22
University of Pennsylvania US 16 13 16 11
ETH Zürich CH 13 12 19 38
Duke University US 18 25 31 17
University of Edinburgh UK 36 17 45 47
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor US 17 23 22 7
New York University US 38 41 27 40
Northwestern University US 21 34 28 26
Last updated October 2014.

Reputational Ranking – Times Higher Education

2014 2013 2012
Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
Stanford University 3 University of Cambridge 3 University of Cambridge 3
University of Cambridge 4 University of Oxford 4 Stanford University 4
University of Oxford 5 University of California, Berkeley 5 University of California, Berkeley 5
University of California, Berkeley 6 Stanford University 6 University of Oxford 6
Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7
Yale University 8 University of California, Los Angeles 8 University of Tokyo 8
California Institute of Technology 9 University of Tokyo 9 University of California, Los Angeles 9
University of California, Los Angeles 10 Yale University 10 Yale University 10
University of Tokyo 11 California Institute of Technology 11 California Institute of Technology 11
Columbia University 12 University of Michigan 12 University of Michigan 12
Imperial College London 13 Columbia University 13 Imperial College London 13
University of Chicago 14 University of Chicago 14= University of Chicago 14
University of Michigan 15 Imperial College London 14= Columbia University 15
ETH Zürich 16 University of Toronto 16 University of Toronto 16=
Cornell University 17 Cornell University 17 Cornell University 16=
Johns Hopkins University 18 University of Pennsylvania 18 Johns Hopkins University 18
Kyoto University 19 Johns Hopkins University 19 University of Pennsylvania 19
University of Toronto 20 University College London 20= Kyoto University 20
    ETH Zürich 20  
Last updated October 2014.