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

National Taiwan University 2015 US News & World Report 2015 Times Higher Education 2015 Shanghai (ARWU) 2015
University of Toronto 3 16 19 25
The University of British Columbia 26 33 34 40
McGill University 34 53 38 64
University of Alberta 81 106 137 101-150
University of Montreal 90 114 113 101-150
McMaster University 115 145 94 96
University of Calgary 136 194 201-250 201-300
University of Ottawa 151 191 201-250 201-300
Western University 188 236 201-250 201-300
Laval University 217 257 201-250 201-300
University of Waterloo 261 244 179 201-300
Dalhousie University 284 370 201-250 201-300
University of Manitoba 291 362 351-400 301-400
Queen’s University 301 310 251-300 201-300
University of Saskatchewan 392 482 401-500 301-400
Last updated October 2015.

International Rankings – International Institutions

National Taiwan University 2015 US News & World Report 2015 Times Higher Education 2015 Shanghai (ARWU) 2015
Harvard University 1 1 6 1
Stanford University 4 4 3 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 2 5 3
University of Oxford 8 5 2 10
University of Cambridge 14 6 4 5
University of California – Berkeley 10 3 13 4
Johns Hopkins University 2 12 11 16
Columbia University 13 9 15 8
University of California – Los Angeles 9 8 16 12
University of Chicago 21 10 10 9
California Institute of Technology 38 7 1 7
Yale University 19 14 12 11
University of Pennsylvania 11 14 17 17
University of Toronto 3 16 19 25
University of Washington – Seattle 5 11 32 15
University College London 11 22 14 18
Imperial College London 17 18 8 23
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 7 17 21 22
Cornell University 22 21 18 13
University of California – San Diego 16 19 39 14
Duke University 18 20 20 31
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 36 27 9 20
Princeton University 71 13 7 6
Northwestern University 29 25 25 27
University of Tokyo 20 31 43 21
Ordered by the sum of ranks. Last updated October 2015.

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 – Ann Arbor 12 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 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 – Ann Arbor 15 Imperial College London 14= Columbia University 15
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 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 of London – University College London 20= Kyoto University 20
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 20  
Last updated October 2014.