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 2016 US News & World Report 2016 Times Higher Education 2016 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2016
University of Toronto 4 21 22 27
The University of British Columbia 24 31 36 34
McGill University 33 50 42 63
University of Alberta 83 144 107 101-150
University of Montreal 94 149 103 151-200
McMaster University 111 129 113 83
University of Calgary 140 204 195 201-300
University of Ottawa 151 221 251-300 201-300
Western University 195 240 201-250 201-300
Laval University 219 324 251-300 201-300
University of Waterloo 263 274 173 201-300
Dalhousie University 286 356 251-300 301-400
University of Manitoba 296 407 401-500 401-500
Queen’s University 315 379 201-250 201-300
University of Saskatchewan 390 553 401-500 401-500
Last updated November 2016.

International Rankings – International Institutions

National Taiwan University 2016 US News & World Report 2016 Times Higher Education 2016 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2015
Harvard University 1 1 6 1
Stanford University 2 3 3 2
University of Oxford 5 6 1 7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9 2 5 5
University of California – Berkeley 7 4 10 3
University of Cambridge 14 7 4 4
University of California – Los Angeles 10 10 14 12
Columbia University 13 9 16 9
Johns Hopkins University 3 11 17 16
University of Chicago 20 13 10 10
Yale University 18 14 12 11
University of Washington – Seattle 6 11 25 15
California Institute of Technology 43 5 2 8
University of Pennsylvania 12 17 13 18
Imperial College London 16 19 8 22
University College London 11 23 15 17
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 8 17 21 23
University of Toronto 4 21 22 27
Cornell University 21 22 19 13
Duke University 19 19 18 25
University of California – San Diego 17 15 41 14
Princeton University 72 8 7 6
Northwestern University 27 25 20 26
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 42 35 9 19
University of British Columbia 24 31 36 34
Ordered by the sum of ranks. Last updated November 2016.

Reputational Ranking – Times Higher Education

2016 2015 2014
Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1 Harvard University 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 University of Cambridge 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
Stanford University 3 University of Oxford 3 Stanford University 3
University of Cambridge 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4 University of Cambridge 4
University of Oxford 5 Stanford University 5 University of Oxford 5
University of California – Berkeley 6 University of California – Berkeley 6 University of California – Berkeley 6
Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7 Princeton University 7
Yale University 8 Yale University 8 Yale University 8
Columbia University 9 California Institute of Technology 9 California Institute of Technology 9
California Institute of Technology 10 Columbia University 10 University of California – Los Angeles 10
University of Chicago 11 University of Chicago 11 University of Tokyo 11
University of Tokyo 12 University of Tokyo 12 Columbia University 12
University of California – Los Angeles 13 University of California – Los Angeles 13 Imperial College London 13
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 14 Imperial College London 14 University of Chicago 14
Imperial College London 15 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 15 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 15
University of Pennsylvania 16 University of Toronto 16 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 16
Cornell University 17 University College London 17 Cornell University 17
Tsinghua University 18 Johns Hopkins University 18 Johns Hopkins University 18
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) 19 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 19 Kyoto University 19
University College London 20 Cornell University 20= University of Toronto 20
Peking University 21 New York University 20= National University of Singapore 21
Johns Hopkins University 22 London School of Economics and Political Science 22 University of Pennsylvania 22
University of Toronto 23 University of Pennsylvania 23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 23
London School of Economics and Political Science 24 National University of Singapore 24 London School of Economics and Political Science 24
New York University 25 Lomonosov Moscow State University 25 University College London 25
Last updated November 2016.