Looking to get a higher education in the Great White North? Here are the four highest rated universities in Canada, according to U.S. News, along with all the important information to help you decide what school is right for you.
University of Toronto
The highest ranked university in all of Canada, the University of Toronto is also one of the oldest, originally founded by the Church of England in 1827. Its main campus includes multiple historic buildings and is located on a beautiful piece of Toronto real estate near Queen’s Park. Here, 14,000 instructors as they usher their 90,000 students through the school’s 700 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate programs. It’s also home to one of the biggest library systems in North America. Standout programs include Engineering Science, Visual Culture and Communication, and Urban Studies. Tuition costs $8,253.
Located on 121 hectares of land near the city of Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens, McMaster University is one of the most attractive schools in Canada. Housing a world-renowned medical school and its own Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, it’s also one of the best. Standout programs include Medical and Biological Physics, a Bachelor of Health, Engineering Science and Entrepreneurship, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Integrated Business and Humanities. Tuition costs $8,001.
As the only Canadian university with representation in the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum, McGill University’s reputation as one of Canada’s finest institutes of higher learning is assured. It offers more than 300 degree subjects to more than 31,000 students, with three out of every 10 of those students being international. Students hail from over 150 countries, making the school the most diverse university in Canada. Standout programs include Civil/Common Law, Business Analytics, and an Arts Minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Tuition costs $4,333.
University of British Columbia
With eight Nobel Prize winners, 71 Rhodes scholars, and 65 Olympic medalists associated with it, it’s no surprise that the University of British Columbia is one of the most highly respected schools in the country. It’s also home to the world’s largest cyclotron, in TRIUMF, Canada’s premier laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. For those who prefer specific classes sizes, the university has two campuses, one larger and more densely packed campus in Vancouver and another smaller one in Kelowna. Standout programs include Biomedical Engineering, Urban Forestry, and a Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree. Tuition is $6,332.