The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the most objective. It doesn’t rely on reputation surveys. Instead, it looks at things like Nobel Prizes, highly cited researchers and the number of papers published in prestigious journals.
This year, they looked at more than 1,200 universities and ranked the Top 500. The U.S. and U.K. dominate (as always) with 23 of the top 25. Japan and Switzerland each had one.
Canada had 22 universities in the Top 500 list. Australia, with a slightly smaller population, had 19 universities on the list. Here are the Canadian universities that made the cut:
27. University of Toronto
39. University of British Columbia
63. McGill University
92. McMaster University
101-150. University of Alberta, University of Montreal
151-200. University of Waterloo
201-300. Dalhousie University, Laval University, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University, The University of Calgary, Western University, University of Guelph, University of Manitoba, University of Ottawa, University of Saskatchewan
301-400. University of Victoria
401-500. Carleton University, University of Quebec, University of Sherbrooke, York University