Top 10 Universities in Canada

Canada has a number of great universities that are recognized and ranked among the top universities of the world. VDIEC provides a list of the top 10 universities in Canada that the students can aim for when they plan to Study in Canada.

University of Toronto- Founded in 1827 as King’s College, University of Toronto is one of the top ranking colleges in Canada and the world. It offers more than 700 undergraduate degrees and over 200 post graduate degrees with an intake of around 15% international students from all over the world.

McGill University- Founded by King George IV in 1821, McGill University is one of the most sought after universities in Canada. The university offers more than 300 degrees to over 40,000 students from all over the world. It has one of the most beautiful campuses among universities of the word and is the only Canadian University to be a part of Global University Leaders Forum in the World Economic Forum.

University of British Columbia- This University was founded on 1908 and is one of the most competitive universities in the world. It has two campuses, one located at Vancouver and the other at Kelowna. UBC’s student intake is over 60,000 with one fourth students coming from overseas.

University of Montreal- Founded in 1878, University of Montreal is one of the best research colleges in Canada. The University has a student base of over 50,000 out of which 75% are enrolled in undergraduate programs. University of Montreal has over 14% of students who come from overseas for its various courses.

University of Alberta- University of Alberta was founded in 1908 and is ranked among the top 100 universities of the world. It has more than 400 degree programmes across four campuses. University of Alberta accommodates over 39,000 students from all over the world and is widely known for its arts and humanity courses.

McMaster University- Established in 1887, this university is ranked among the top 150 universities in the world. Offering a variety of post graduate programs, McMaster University accommodates over 30,000 students, out of which around 17% are international students.

University of Waterloo- Established in 1956, University of Waterloo is one of the best universities in Canada for courses related to psychology and other professional degrees. As of 2016, the university took in over 30,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 post graduate students.

Western University- Established in 1878, this University is ranked in the top 200 universities of the world. With an intake of over 24,000 students per year from countries all over the works, Western University offers one of the best courses in the world in medical, science and business.

University of Calgary- Ranked among the top universities in Canada and in the world, University of Calgary which was established in 1966, is the birthplace of many inventions, including ‘neurochip’. The university accommodates over 25,000 students from all over the world for its various programmes in under graduation and post graduation.

Queen’s University- Queen’s University was established in 1841, 26 years prior to the foundation of Canada. Queen’s University was the first university west of the sea provinces to admit women and to form a student government. With a student body of over 23,000 students, the university is among the top research universities in Canada.
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