1. University of Toronto
And finally, the top of the top universities in Canada ranks the University of Toronto, down this year from 29th in the world alongside Australian National University. As you would expect from the highest-ranking institution in the country, in Canada it gets the highest scores for the academic and employer reputation indicators, on the 17th and 27th respectively.
2. McGill University
McGill University ranks 35th this year alongside the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and ranks best among all Canadian universities for the percentage of international students (71st in the world), with international students accounting for approximately 25 percent of the student population of 40,000.
3. University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is also in four places and now ranked 51st and has two main campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province. It currently has approximately 65,000 students, including nearly 16,200 international students.
4. University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is four places lower in 113th place in the world this year, but remains the fourth of the top universities in Canada. Primarily located in Edmonton, the university is a huge economic engine for the entire province of Alberta, contributing five percent to its annual gross domestic product (GDP).
5. Université de Montréal
The French-speaking Université de Montréal climbs one place this year among the top universities in Canada and 12 places in the world to finish 137th. Originally established as a satellite campus of the Université Laval in 1878, it now has about 66,768 students, including those from affiliated schools.