Canada is home to some pretty stellar post-secondary schools — the best in the world, in fact. According to Maclean’s newest ranking, the best universities in Canada can be found from coast to coast.

The publisher has released its 2023 university reputation survey, which assesses the universities based on quality, innovation, and leadership.

The ranking is based on feedback from university faculty and senior administrators, as well as Canadian business leaders.

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Maclean’s has divided its ranking into four separate areas, combining each university’s Primarily Undergraduate, Comprehensive, and Medical Doctoral categories into one group.

Ontario led the charge in the Best Overall category, with the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo in first and second place.

However, McGill University outranked U of T for Highest Quality, landing in the number one spot out of 49 schools.

The University of British Columbia came in second place in the Leaders of Tomorrow category, behind none other than U of T in first place.

Below is Maclean’s complete ranking of Best Overall universities for 2023:

1. Toronto
2. Waterloo
3. UBC
4. McGill
5. McMaster
6. Queen’s
7. Alberta
8. Montréal
9. Simon Fraser
10. Victoria
11. Calgary
12. Guelph
13. Western


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 14. Ottawa
15. Dalhousie
16. Laval
17. York
18. Concordia
19. Toronto Metropolitan
20. Sherbrooke
21. Carleton
22. Saskatchewan
23. Wilfrid Laurier
24. Memorial
25. Manitoba
26. UQAM
27. Brock
28. Mount Allison
29. New Brunswick
30. Trent
31. Ontario Tech
32. UNBC


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33. Acadia
34. St. Francis Xavier
35. Winnipeg
36. Saint Mary’s
37. UPEI38. Lethbridge
39. Regina
40. Moncton
41. Windsor
42. Bishop’s
43. Lakehead
44. Brandon
45. Mount Saint Vincent
46. Cape Breton
47. St. Thomas
48. Nipissing
49. Laurentian

You can see how your school stacks up in the Highest Quality, Most Innovative, and Leaders of Tomorrow categories here.