65 Best Art & Design schools in Canada

Below is the list of best universities in Canada ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 950K citations received by 51.9K academic papers made by 65 universities in Canada was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  2. For Art & Design

    University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  3. For Art & Design

    McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  4. For Art & Design

    University of Alberta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  5. For Art & Design

    University of Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1966
  6. For Art & Design

    Simon Fraser University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  7. For Art & Design

    York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    53,000
    Founded
    1959
  8. For Art & Design

    University of Waterloo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    35,900
    Founded
    1957
  9. For Art & Design

    Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  10. For Art & Design

    University of Ottawa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    42,027
    Founded
    1848
  11. For Art & Design

    Queen's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    30,386
    Founded
    1841
  12. For Art & Design

    McMaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    30,117
    Founded
    1887
  13. For Art & Design

    University of Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,360
    Founded
    1878
  14. For Art & Design

    University of Victoria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  15. For Art & Design

    Carleton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    27,823
    Founded
    1942
  16. For Art & Design

    Concordia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Enrollment
    43,752
    Founded
    1974
  17. For Art & Design

    University of Saskatchewan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    20,953
    Founded
    1907
  18. For Art & Design

    Dalhousie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    18,500
    Founded
    1818
  19. For Art & Design

    University of Manitoba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    29,800
    Founded
    1877
  20. For Art & Design

    Ryerson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    38,950
    Founded
    1948
  21. For Art & Design

    Memorial University of Newfoundland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1925
  22. For Art & Design

    Wilfrid Laurier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1911
  23. For Art & Design

    University of Guelph logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  24. For Art & Design

    Laval University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1852
  25. For Art & Design

    University of Windsor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,092
    Founded
    1857
  26. For Art & Design

    Brock University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    18,824
    Founded
    1964
  27. For Art & Design

    University of New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1785
  28. For Art & Design

    Ontario Tech University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  29. For Art & Design

    Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1963
  30. For Art & Design

    University of Quebec in Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,316
    Founded
    1969
  31. For Art & Design

    University of Sherbrooke logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1954
  32. For Art & Design

    University of Regina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    13,155
    Founded
    1911
  33. For Art & Design

    University of Lethbridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Enrollment
    8,059
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1967
  34. For Art & Design

    University of Winnipeg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1871
  35. For Art & Design

    Lakehead University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1965
  36. For Art & Design

    St. Francis Xavier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1853
  37. For Art & Design

    Laurentian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1960
  38. For Art & Design

    Polytechnic School of Montreal logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1873
  39. For Art & Design

    MacEwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1971
  40. For Art & Design

    HEC Montreal logo
    Enrollment
    13,046
    Founded
    1907
  41. For Art & Design

    Acadia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1838
  42. For Art & Design

    University of Northern British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1990
  43. For Art & Design

    University of Quebec logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1968
  44. For Art & Design

    School of Higher Technology - University of Quebec logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1974
  45. For Art & Design

    Saint Mary's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,465
    Founded
    1802
  46. For Art & Design

    Bishop's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,756
    Founded
    1843
  47. For Art & Design

    Mount Royal University logo
    Enrollment
    12,577
    Founded
    1910
  48. For Art & Design

    Mount Saint Vincent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    4,050
    Founded
    1873
  49. For Art & Design

    University of Prince Edward Island logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    4,336
    Founded
    1969
  50. For Art & Design

    Cape Breton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1974
  51. For Art & Design

    Mount Allison University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1839
  52. For Art & Design

    Royal Roads University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1995
  53. For Art & Design

    Brandon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1899
  54. For Art & Design

    University of Quebec in Outaouais logo
    Enrollment
    6,360
    Founded
    1981
  55. For Art & Design

    Thompson Rivers University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  56. For Art & Design

    St. Thomas University - Canada logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1910
  57. For Art & Design

    University of Moncton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1864
  58. For Art & Design

    Nipissing University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,838
    Founded
    1992
  59. For Art & Design

    Royal Military College of Canada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1876
  60. For Art & Design

    University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  61. For Art & Design

    University of Quebec at Chicoutimi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    88%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1969
  62. For Art & Design

    OCAD University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,827
    Founded
    1876
  63. For Art & Design

    Trinity Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1986
  64. For Art & Design

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1981
  65. For Art & Design

    University of the Fraser Valley logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1974

The best cities to study Art & Design in Canada based on the number of universities and their ranks are Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Edmonton.