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Top 10 Universities in Canada for 2020-21


Sol About Top 10 Universities in Canada for 2020-21
Universities and colleges in Canada have gained a wide reputation for excellent teaching methods. They are highly ranked and attract the smartest people to come and earn a prestigious and globally recognised degree. To go to some of the finest universities and colleges in the world for your bachelor’s or master’s program, you must consider Canada as your next destination.

A total of 26 universities of Canada landed on the QS World University Rankings 2020. Here are the top 10 Canadian universities that are considered the best in the country for 2020-21:

  1. University of Toronto (Global Rank: 29)

The birthplace of stem cell research and insulin, the University of Toronto nabs the 1st position in Canada once again and placed at 29th position in the world together with the Australian National University, this university has the highest scores among other universities in Canada for academics, teaching, and employer reputation. This university has more than 74,000 students enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s programs, making it the largest university in the country.

  1. McGill University (Global Rank: 35)

Montreal’s based McGill University is standing at position number 35 alongside the University of California, Los Angeles in the world. This university’s high ranking is based on its global reputation and international education standing as around 25% of the total student population of the university is of international students.

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  1. University of British Columbia (Global Rank: 51)

Situated on the west coast of the country, the University of British Columbia is one of the top-ranked universities of Canada standing within the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. Special attention has been given to the programs related to sports, geography, and mineral and mining engineering but other factors such as academic and employer reputations helped the university secure the position in the list.

  1. University of Alberta (Global Rank: 113)

Situated in Edmonton, the University of Alberta is one of the top-ranked universities of Canada and all credit for this goes to its research focused yet the diversified range of course options available for UG and PG. With more than 7,800 international students enrolled, the university is one of the most prestigious and preferred options for higher studies.

  1. Université de Montréal (Global Rank: 137)

This French-speaking university has emerged as one of the best options among international students to pursue a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Even though the current QS ranking position of this university is 137, it ranks among the top 100 globally in the field of medicine and life sciences. Along with this, the pharmacology and pharmacy schools of this university are positioned at 48th in the whole world.

  1. McMaster University (Global Rank: 140)

This year, the McMaster University has climbed 6 spots in the QS World University Rankings and at 140, regarded as the sixth-best university in the country for 2020-21. The university is best known for its prominent medical school. It is one of the country’s top 3 research-intensive universities and the only Canadian host of the United Nations University – the Institute of Water, Environment, and Health.

  1. University of Waterloo (Global Rank: 173)

The University of Waterloo is graded in the list of top 100 universities for the citations per faculty member indicator. This university is recognized as one of the most innovative and advanced universities in the country for more than 25 years. In addition to this, the university has one of the biggest co-op education programs in the whole world.

  1. Western University (Global Rank: 211)

Ontario’s based university rose 3 spots and now at 211 in the QS World University Rankings. The university has achieved the highest score among other universities of Canada for the citations per faculty member indicator – 77th. The university has 3 programs – philosophy, psychology, and nursing that rank among the top 50 popular programs in the world.

  1. University of Calgary (Global Rank: 233)

The university is one of the top 5 research universities in the country along with 85 research buildings and 77 research chairs in Canada. It is one of the largest public universities in the country that scores higher for its international faculty and enterprising campus atmosphere.

  1. Queen’s University (Global Rank: 239)

Situated in the beautiful city of Kingston, Queen’s University held steady because it is the 239th best university in the world and 10th best in the country. It is one of the oldest universities in Canada that ranks 4th among other medical-doctoral universities in the country and highly considered a research institution.

Final Words

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