Thinking about going to school? Hoping that your alma mater is still as respectable as it once was? While there’s no denying that Canadian universities have incredible value, it’s also nice to know that a few of them are among the best in the world. At least, according to one round up.

Put out every year, the QS World University Rankings assess some 1,300 universities around the world on a variety of metrics. These are:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Employer Reputation
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

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Basically, these metrics provide a framework for the rankings (even if they’re missing some quality of life things). It should also be noted that there are different weightings for each metric. For instance, ‘Academic Reputation’ accounts for 40% of overall score, but ‘Employer Reputation’ only comes in at 10%.

Moving on though, 3 Canadian universities landed among the best 100 in the entire world. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are:

  1. University of Toronto (26th overall)
  2. McGill University (tied for 27th overall)
  3. University of British Columbia (46th overall)

Across all the metrics, U of T and McGill we’re pretty much even stevens, swapping higher rankings but with no more than a 10% gap for each one. Meanwhile, UBC mostly kept the pace, but was significantly lower when it came to international students and the student to faculty ratio.

But, that’s just out of the top 100. And honestly, we think practically all post-secondary education in Canada is a solid option, especially for the price (most of the time). If you’d like to see exact scores and where other names landed, you can check out the list in full right here.