85 Best universities for Computer Science in Canada

Below is a list of best universities in Canada ranked based on their research performance in Computer Science. A graph of 77.2M citations received by 2.86M academic papers made by 85 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 between 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 the university website.

1. University of Toronto

For Computer Science

#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

2. University of British Columbia

For Computer Science

#25 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

3. McGill University

For Computer Science

#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

4. University of Alberta

For Computer Science

#58 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1908

5. University of Waterloo

For Computer Science

#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

6. McMaster University

For Computer Science

#92 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

7. University of Montreal

For Computer Science

#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

8. University of Calgary

For Computer Science

#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

9. Western University

For Computer Science

#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

10. University of Ottawa

For Computer Science

#121 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

11. Queen's University

For Computer Science

#146 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
30,386
Founded
1841

12. Simon Fraser University

For Computer Science

#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Founded
1965

13. Laval University

For Computer Science

#218 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1852

14. University of Manitoba

For Computer Science

#245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
29,800
Founded
1877

15. Dalhousie University

For Computer Science

#249 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
18,500
Founded
1818

16. Concordia University

For Computer Science

#257 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1974

17. Carleton University

For Computer Science

#266 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
27,823
Founded
1942

18. University of Victoria

For Computer Science

#290 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
20,492
Founded
1963

19. York University

For Computer Science

#297 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
53,000
Founded
1959

20. University of Saskatchewan

For Computer Science

#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
20,953
Founded
1907

21. University of Guelph

For Computer Science

#392 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Founded
1964

22. Polytechnic School of Montreal

For Computer Science

#425 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,476
Founded
1873

23. University of New Brunswick

For Computer Science

#481 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Founded
1785

25. Ryerson University

For Computer Science

#568 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
38,950
Founded
1948

26. University of Sherbrooke

For Computer Science

#576 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1954

27. University of Windsor

For Computer Science

#616 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
16,092
Founded
1857

28. University of Quebec

For Computer Science

#660 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Founded
1968

29. University of Regina

For Computer Science

#663 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1911

30. University of Quebec in Montreal

For Computer Science

#696 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1969

32. Wilfrid Laurier University

For Computer Science

#946 in the World
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1911

33. HEC Montreal

For Computer Science

#971 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1907

34. University of Lethbridge

For Computer Science

#983 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
8,059
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1967

35. Brock University

For Computer Science

#1032 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
18,824
Founded
1964

36. Lakehead University

For Computer Science

#1056 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
1965

37. Ontario Tech University

For Computer Science

#1075 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
2002

38. Royal Military College of Canada

For Computer Science

#1305 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1876

39. University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres

For Computer Science

#1410 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1969

40. Laurentian University

For Computer Science

#1531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
9,323
Founded
1960

41. Trent University

For Computer Science

#1542 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Founded
1963

42. St. Francis Xavier University

For Computer Science

#1665 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1853

43. Saint Mary's University

For Computer Science

#1722 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
7,281
Founded
1802

44. University of Winnipeg

For Computer Science

#1765 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1871

45. Acadia University

For Computer Science

#1790 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Founded
1838

46. University of Moncton

For Computer Science

#1854 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Founded
1864

47. University of Quebec in Outaouais

For Computer Science

#1962 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1981

49. University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

For Computer Science

#2181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1969

50. University of Prince Edward Island

For Computer Science

#2360 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
4,336
Founded
1969

51. Brandon University

For Computer Science

#2724 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Founded
1899

52. Bishop's University

For Computer Science

#2938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Enrollment
2,756
Founded
1843

53. Thompson Rivers University

For Computer Science

#2955 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1970

54. Mount Allison University

For Computer Science

#2993 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1839

55. Cape Breton University

For Computer Science

#3018 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1974

56. Mount Royal University

For Computer Science

#3027 in the World
Enrollment
12,577
Founded
1910

57. Mount Saint Vincent University

For Computer Science

#3066 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
4,050
Founded
1873

58. University of Quebec in Rimouski

For Computer Science

#3103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
92%
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
1969

59. Nipissing University

For Computer Science

#3183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
4,838
Founded
1992

61. MacEwan University

For Computer Science

#3210 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1971

62. University of Quebec, Abitibi-Temiscamingue

For Computer Science

#3393 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1970

64. Quest University Canada

For Computer Science

#3753 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
420
Male:Female
51:49
Founded
2007

65. Concordia University of Edmonton

For Computer Science

#3836 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Founded
1921

67. Vancouver Island University

For Computer Science

#4188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
16,000
Founded
1969

68. Trinity Western University

For Computer Science

#4276 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
1986

69. Algoma University

For Computer Science

#4323 in the World
Enrollment
1,600
Founded
2008

70. Kings University in Canada

For Computer Science

#4532 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Founded
1979

71. Kwantlen Polytechnic University

For Computer Science

#1009 in North America
#4565 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1981

73. OCAD University

For Computer Science

#1026 in North America
#4634 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,827
Founded
1876

75. University of Saint-Boniface

For Computer Science

#1197 in North America
#5286 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
989
Founded
1818

76. University Canada West

For Computer Science

#1283 in North America
#5591 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
2005

77. Redeemer University College

For Computer Science

#1396 in North America
#5943 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
910
Founded
1982

78. SAIT Polytechnic

For Computer Science

#1397 in North America
#5944 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Founded
1916

79. Capilano University

For Computer Science

#1446 in North America
#6095 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1968

80. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

For Computer Science

#1460 in North America
#6129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1962

81. Emily Carr University of Art and Design

For Computer Science

#1461 in North America
#6132 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
1,700
Founded
1925

82. University of King's College

For Computer Science

#1462 in North America
#6137 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1789

83. First Nations University of Canada

For Computer Science

#1538 in North America
#6401 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
1976

84. University of Sainte-Anne

For Computer Science

#1568 in North America
#6498 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1890

85. Crandall University

For Computer Science

#1579 in North America
#6572 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
1949

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