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 2014 QS World University Rankings 2013 SCImago 2012 National Taiwan University 2013 Newsweek Top 25 outside U.S. 2011
University of Toronto 20 24 20 3 8 3
University of British Columbia 31 37 43 25 27 8
McGill University 35 67 21 51 34 13
University of Alberta 109 101-150 84 54 77 **
McMaster University 92 90 113 116 118 15
Université de Montréal 106 101-150 83 171 109 **
University of Calgary 201-225 151-200 201 112 151 **
University of Waterloo 226-250 201-300 169 161 256 **
University of Western Ontario 226-250 201-300 191 158 193 **
University of Ottawa 185 201-300 218 184 199 **
Queen’s University 226-250 201-300 187 255 287 **
Université Laval 201-225 201-300 298 252 235 **
Dalhousie University 251-275 201-300 235 289 296 **
University of Saskatchewan ** 301-400 481-490 323 411 **
University of Manitoba 301-350 301-400 501-550 286 306 **
Last updated September 2014.

International Rankings – International Institutions

Country National Taiwan University 2013 Times Higher Education 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2014 QS World University Rankings 2014
Harvard University US 1 2 1 4
Stanford University US 3 4 2 7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US 10 5 3 1
University of Oxford UK 9 2 9 5
University of Cambridge UK 14 7 5 2
University of California, Berkeley US 6 8 4 27
Columbia University US 11 13 8 14
California Institute of Technology US 32 1 7 8
Yale University US 19 11 11 10
The Johns Hopkins University US 2 15 17 14
University of Pennsylvania US 12 16 16 13
University of Chicago US 30 9 9 11
Imperial College London UK 20 10 20 2
University College London UK 16 21 20 5
Princeton University US 44 6 6 9
Cornell University US 22 19 13 19
University of California, Los Angeles US 5 12 12 37
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor US 7 18 22 23
University of Toronto CA 8 20 4 20
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich CH 42 14 19 12
Duke University US 17 17 31 25
The University of Tokyo JP 17 23 21 31
University of Washington US 4 25 15 65
Northwestern University US 25 22 28 34
University of Wisconsin – Madison US 21 30 24 41
Ordered by aggregating total/overall scores for each institution. Last updated September 2014.

Reputational Ranking – Times Higher Education

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=
Last updated April 2013.