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Top Universities in Canada

Posted on Sep 04, 2019
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Canada is the top study abroad destination after USA and UK among students. The number of international students enrolling in Canadian universities is on a drastic rise. The country caters not only to the domestic population but also provides various facilities for incoming foreign students. With over 250 universities and colleges spread across ten provinces and three territories, Canada has something to offer for everybody. Here are some of the top universities in Canada to look out for-

  • 1.University of Toronto
  • The University of Toronto is a globally top-ranked university located in Toronto, Ontario. The university is known for ground-breaking research in the field of science. It is this university where the primary research on insulin and stem cell took place. The recent development in the identification of the black hole also took place here. It is the recipient of the highest scientific research funding in Canada. Notable alumni of U of T include 4 Canadian Prime Ministers, 14 Justices of the Supreme Court, and 10 Nobel Laureates.

    • 2.McGill University

    Located in Montreal, McGill is one of the three Canadian institutions to feature in Times Higher Education’s top university ranking. It also has the highest average admission grade and the lowest acceptance rate in Canada. McGill is known for its excellent academics and brilliant faculties. Some of the top faculties are Science, Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Management. It is also ranked in the top 20 Med Schools around the world. McGill University offers and degrees and diplomas in more than 300 fields of study. Some of the popular alumni include Justin Trudeau, William Shatner, and Ernest Rutherford.

    • 3.University of British Columbia

    The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, has two main campuses in the country- Vancouver campus and the Okanagan campus. The university has over 15,900 international students and 2,800 academic staff. The UBC Library is one of the largest research libraries in Canada and has the largest collection of Asian-language materials in North America. Notable alumni include 3 Canadian Prime Ministers, 65 Olympic medalists and 71 Rhodes Scholars.

    • 4.Western University

    The University of Western Ontario or commonly known as the Western University is a public research university in Ontario. Its subsidiaries include Ivey Business School- one of the top-ranked, highly selective Management School in Canada, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and Western Law. The Western University offers a variety of international exchange programs. It also has a high number of international students coming in for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The Exchange Program provides the students with an opportunity to study in more than 25 countries and 85 different institutions.

    • 5.University of Alberta

    The University of Alberta comprises of four campuses and is home to over 39,000 students participating in around 400 programs. The university has a strong reputation in several fields of study but particularly Engineering and Science. It offers a range of academic and professional programs for undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University of Alberta is a leading institute for the study of Ukraine and a member of Alberta Rural Development Network. The Department of English and Film studies has been ranked 22 in the World QS University Rankings.

    • 6.McMaster University

    The academic faculties at the university include Business, Health Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. It is particularly popular for its Med School and Health Science programs. The McMaster Museum of Arts plays a crucial role in supporting the academic mission at the university and contributing to the discourse on art in Canada. Over 31,000 students enroll in the University every year for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.


    Apart from these, there are several other educational institutions in Canada that cater to the needs of students all over the world. Know more the country through this article-

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