McGill-Top Canadian University in the World Rankings

Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of the oldest and finest universities in Canada. It has two campuses (Downtown campus and Macdonald campus), 11 faculties and more than 300 fields of study. With students coming from about 150 countries, it has a student body of over 32000, 20% of whom are international students. To date the university has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and 128 Rhodes Scholars.

According to the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008, McGill is the highest ranked university in Canada and the only Canadian university in the world top 20 (World rank 20th), followed by the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.

Over the years the university has achieved outstanding ranking performance in many of the national and international league tables, making it one of the best known universities in the world.

University Ranking Achievement:
- According to Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities 2007, McGill is ranked first in the medical doctoral category, followed by Queen’s and Toronto.
- According to the Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities 2008, McGill is ranked 60th in the world and 42nd among the North and Latin American Universities.
- It is ranked among the world top 100 universities by Webometrics Ranking, placed at 86th in the world and 69th among all USA and Canadian universities.
- It is ranked as the second best research university in Canada by the Research Infosource 2007.
- According to the Newsweek ranking of global universities 2006, it is ranked 42nd in the world and 30th in North America.
- McGill’s law school is ranked second in the country, after Toronto, by the Maclean's law school ranking.

* For more information please see the ranking of Canadian universities and Universities in Quebec, Canada.