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 NTU (Formerly HEEACT) 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

NTU (Formerly HEEACT) 2014 U.S. News & World Report 2014 Times Higher Education 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong 2014 QS World University Rankings 2014
Harvard University 1 1 2 1 4
Stanford University 3 4 4 2 7
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 2 6 3 1
University of Oxford 8 5 3 9 5
University of Cambridge 12 6 5 5 2
University of California – Berkeley 8 3 8 4 27
Johns Hopkins University 2 11 15 17 14
Columbia University 13 10 14 8 14
California Institute of Technology 36 7 1 7 8
The University of Chicago 21 9 11 9 11
Imperial College London 19 12 9 22 2
Yale University 18 17 9 11 10
University of California – Los Angeles 6 8 12 12 37
University of Pennsylvania 11 19 16 16 13
University of Toronto 4 14 20 24 20
University of London – University College London 14 21 22 20 5
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 7 14 17 22 23
Cornell University 22 23 19 13 19
Princeton University 62 13 7 6 9
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Zürich 38 26 13 19 12
Duke University 17 20 18 31 25
The University of Tokyo 19 24 23 21 31
University of Washington – Seattle 5 14 26 15 65
Northwestern University 26 25 21 28 34
University of Wisconsin – Madison 23 27 29 24 41
Ordered by aggregating rank for each institution. Last updated November 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 – 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 – 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 of London – University College London 20= Kyoto University 20
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Zürich 20  
Last updated October 2014.