List of 100 best universities in Canada

We ranked 100 best universities in Canada based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 71.4M citations received by 1.83M publications made by 101 universities in Canada, measured the popularity of 5,106 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Canada
#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827
#2 in Canada
#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908
#3 in Canada
#46 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821
#4 in Canada
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1908
#5 in Canada
#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878
#6 in Canada
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957
#7 in Canada
#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1965
#8 in Canada
#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966
#9 in Canada
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878
#10 in Canada
#141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887
#11 in Canada
#179 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848
#12 in Canada
#202 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1852
#13 in Canada
#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
53,000
Founded
1959
#14 in Canada
#237 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
18,500
Founded
1818
#15 in Canada
#243 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
29,800
Founded
1877
#16 in Canada
#258 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
30,386
Founded
1841
#17 in Canada
#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963
#18 in Canada
#302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
20,953
Founded
1907
#19 in Canada
#312 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1964
#20 in Canada
#325 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
27,823
Founded
1942
#21 in Canada
#383 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
43,752
Founded
1974
#22 in Canada
#453 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1969
#23 in Canada
#496 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
38,950
Founded
1948
#24 in Canada
#499 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1925
#25 in Canada
#515 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1954
#26 in Canada
#616 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1785
#27 in Canada
#670 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,092
Founded
1857
#28 in Canada
#806 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
9,476
Founded
1873
#29 in Canada
#839 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1911
#30 in Canada
#841 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
18,824
Founded
1964
#31 in Canada
#855 in the World
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1911
#32 in Canada
#1074 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1968
#33 in Canada
#1124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1967
#34 in Canada
#1130 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1871
#35 in Canada
#1150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1963
#36 in Canada
#1170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1965
#37 in Canada
#1172 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1907
#38 in Canada
#1340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,323
Founded
1960
#39 in Canada
#1396 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1969
#40 in Canada
#1418 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1853
#41 in Canada
#1430 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
7,281
Founded
1802
#42 in Canada
#1434 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1838
#43 in Canada
#1471 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
4,336
Founded
1969
#44 in Canada
#1493 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1969
#45 in Canada
#1550 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1990
#46 in Canada
#1628 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1864
#47 in Canada
#1656 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1974
#48 in Canada
#1698 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1839
#50 in Canada
#2040 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1969
#51 in Canada
#2051 in the World
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
1974
#52 in Canada
#2079 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1910
#53 in Canada
#2082 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1971
#54 in Canada
#2108 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,756
Founded
1843
#55 in Canada
#2158 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1899
#56 in Canada
#2319 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1981
#57 in Canada
#2332 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#58 in Canada
#2361 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
4,050
Founded
1873
#59 in Canada
#2383 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2002
#60 in Canada
#2448 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1876
#61 in Canada
#2495 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
1986
#62 in Canada
#2496 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1970
#63 in Canada
#2500 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1981
#64 in Canada
#2531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1992
#65 in Canada
#2578 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1974
#66 in Canada
#2582 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1995
#67 in Canada
#2609 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,000
Founded
1969
#68 in Canada
#2904 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1916
#69 in Canada
#3041 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
4,827
Founded
1876
#70 in Canada
#1042 in North America
#3600 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2008
#71 in Canada
#1047 in North America
#3619 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1962
#72 in Canada
#1064 in North America
#3662 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,700
Founded
1925
#73 in Canada
#1097 in North America
#3782 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1968
#74 in Canada
#1111 in North America
#3860 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1910
#75 in Canada
#1233 in North America
#4396 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1921
#76 in Canada
#1309 in North America
#4678 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1997
#77 in Canada
#1329 in North America
#4751 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1969
#78 in Canada
#1404 in North America
#5040 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1789
#79 in Canada
#1418 in North America
#5097 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
420
Male:Female
51:49
Founded
2007
#80 in Canada
#1439 in North America
#5187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1887
#81 in Canada
#1442 in North America
#5195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1890
#82 in Canada
#1472 in North America
#5343 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1818
#83 in Canada
#1602 in North America
#5823 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2000
#84 in Canada
#1609 in North America
#5859 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1976
#85 in Canada
#1660 in North America
#6024 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
910
Founded
1982
#86 in Canada
#1710 in North America
#6201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1979
#87 in Canada
#1803 in North America
#6703 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2005
#88 in Canada
#1830 in North America
#6846 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1921
#89 in Canada
#1864 in North America
#7050 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1936
#90 in Canada
#1891 in North America
#7197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1949
#91 in Canada
#1911 in North America
#7333 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1907
#92 in Canada
#2002 in North America
#7803 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
125
Founded
1899
#93 in Canada
#2028 in North America
#7955 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1972
#94 in Canada
#2120 in North America
#8604 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1986
#95 in Canada
#2134 in North America
#8695 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1913
#96 in Canada
#2159 in North America
#8868 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2003
#97 in Canada
#2252 in North America
#9612 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1981
#98 in Canada
#2273 in North America
#9794 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1983
#99 in Canada
#2338 in North America
#10458 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1917
#100 in Canada
#2366 in North America
#10691 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
300
Founded
1945

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

Average cost of living for students in Canada is $742 + $143-1022 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).