Top Universities in Canada for 2018
Canada higher education prowess is long-established. But some of its top colleges have been threatening the top spots traditionally held by UK and US universities.
Indeed, Canadian universities are a dynamic group and each university has its own unique experience to offer both undergraduates and postgraduates.
Considering attending a Canadian school? Check out these top Canadian universities:
The University of Toronto is widely considered to be the best university in Canada and one of the best universities in the world. Founded in 1827, it’s a public research university with a student body of 60,000 and a staff of 6,000, when you count both teachers and administrators.
Today, the school is famous for the sheer amount of scientific research funding it receives, which far outpaces other Canadian and even many American schools. It’s also a member of the Association of America Universities – the only other member outside of the United States is McGill.
Although famous for science, the University of Toronto has also been a pioneer in the humanities. Additionally, it produces a well-rounded student life with plenty of opportunities to become involved in the university and the greater Toronto area.
McGill University, based in Montreal, is another premier research university in Canada. McGill may be based in Canada, but it has an international attitude. In addition to joining the University of Toronto on the association of America Universities, it is also the only Canadian university found in the Global University Leaders Forum, which is a team of the world’s top universities within the World Economic Forum.
With only 40,000 students, the university is smaller than other Canadian universities. Yet, it has produced more Rhodes Scholars and Nobel laureates than the other schools.
McGill, unlike Toronto, has a major arts focus: Twenty-two percent of the student body can be found in the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine are home to another significant proportion of the students.
3. University of British Columbia
The University of British Columba offers everything you know and love about Vancouver and British Columbia wrapped up in two highly competitive campuses.
UBC is spread across two campuses – one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. Although it is competitive, it also tries to attract the best and brightest regardless of their background with scholarships like the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award, which is given to students who hail from war-torn countries. Indeed, more than 25% of the 50,000 full-time students at UBC are international students.
The top three universities in Canada are all competitive and all offer something different to prospective students. Are you applying to one of these universities? Did we miss your top university? Let us know in the comments below.