Top 5 Universities in Canada

Following are the rankings of top 5 Canadian universities by a number of university league tables:

According to the THE – QS World University Rankings 2009, McGill is the highest ranked institution in the country and in the top 20 position internationally:
Rank, Institution, (World Rank)
1 McGill University (18)
2 University of Toronto (29)
3 University of British Columbia (40)
4 University of Alberta (59)
5 Université de Montréal (107)

Top Five Universities in Canada for Natural sciences by The Times Higher Education Supplement 2009:
Rank, Institution, (Global Rank)
1) University of Toronto (14)
2) University of British Columbia (20)
3) McGill University (26)
4) University of Waterloo (56)
5) University of Alberta (75)

Top 5 Canadian universities by research criteria (Research Infosource 2008 and 2009):
1) University of Toronto
2) University of Alberta
3) University of British Columbia
4) Université de Montréal
5) McGill University

According to the Newsweek (International Edition) in 2006, three Canadian institutions are placed in the global top 50, with Toronto in 1st place nationally and 18th internationally:
Rank, Institution, (Global Rank)
1) University of Toronto (18)
2) University of British Columbia (31)
3) McGill University (42)
4) University of Alberta (55)
5) University of Waterloo (84)

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