Top 101 universities in Canada: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of TorontoToronto
Ontario
2The University of British Columbia45%Vancouver
British Columbia
3Simon Fraser University85%Burnaby
British Columbia
4McGill UniversityMontreal
Quebec
5University of AlbertaEdmonton
Alberta
6University of WaterlooWaterloo
Ontario
7University of Calgary15%Calgary
Alberta
8University of Montreal45%Montreal
Quebec
9McMaster UniversityHamilton
Ontario
10Queen's University45%Kingston
Ontario
11Western UniversityLondon
Ontario
12Laval UniversityQuebec City
Quebec
13York UniversityToronto
Ontario
14University of VictoriaVictoria
British Columbia
15University of OttawaOttawa
Ontario
16Dalhousie University65%Halifax
Nova Scotia
17University of Saskatchewan85%Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
18University of ManitobaWinnipeg
Manitoba
19Concordia UniversityMontreal
Quebec
20University of Guelph75%Guelph
Ontario
21Carleton University25%Ottawa
Ontario
22University of Quebec in MontrealMontreal
Quebec
23Memorial University of Newfoundland65%St Johns
Newfoundland and Labrador
24Ryerson UniversityToronto
Ontario
25University of New Brunswick75%Fredericton
New Brunswick
26University of SherbrookeSherbrooke
Quebec
27Polytechnic School of MontrealMontreal
Quebec
28University of Windsor65%Windsor
Ontario
29Brock UniversitySt. Catharines
Ontario
30University of Regina85%Regina
Saskatchewan
31Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo
Ontario
32University of Quebec at ChicoutimiChicoutimi
Quebec
33University of Quebec45%Quebec City
Quebec
34The University of Winnipeg65%Winnipeg
Manitoba
35University of LethbridgeLethbridge
Alberta
36School of Higher Technology - University of Quebec75%Montreal
Quebec
37HEC MontrealMontreal
Quebec
38British Columbia Institute of TechnologyBurnaby
British Columbia
39Lakehead UniversityThunder Bay
Ontario
40Trent University75%Peterborough
Ontario
41University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince George
British Columbia
42St. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonish
Nova Scotia
43Acadia University65%Wolfville
Nova Scotia
44Saint Mary's University65%Halifax
Nova Scotia
45University of Prince Edward Island65%Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
46Ontario Tech UniversityOshawa
Ontario
47Laurentian University75%Sudbury
Ontario
48Thompson Rivers UniversityKamloops
British Columbia
49Vancouver Island University65%Nanaimo
British Columbia
50OCAD University45%Toronto
Ontario
51University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres75%Trois-Rivieres
Quebec
52University of Moncton55%Moncton
New Brunswick
53Mount Allison UniversitySackville
New Brunswick
54Mount Royal UniversityCalgary
Alberta
55Emily Carr University of Art and Design55%Vancouver
British Columbia
56University of Quebec in OutaouaisGatineau
Quebec
57Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversitySurrey
British Columbia
58SAIT PolytechnicCalgary
Alberta
59Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyEdmonton
Alberta
60Nipissing University65%North Bay
Ontario
61Royal Roads UniversityVictoria
British Columbia
62Bishop's University75%Sherbrooke
Quebec
63MacEwan UniversityEdmonton
Alberta
64Brandon UniversityBrandon
Manitoba
65Trinity Western UniversityLangley
British Columbia
66University of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsford
British Columbia
67Mount Saint Vincent University65%Halifax
Nova Scotia
68University of Quebec, Abitibi-TemiscamingueRouyn-Noranda
Quebec
69Capilano UniversityNorth Vancouver
British Columbia
70University of Quebec in Rimouski85%Rimouski
Quebec
71Cape Breton University55%Sydney
Nova Scotia
72NSCAD University65%Halifax
Nova Scotia
73National School of Public AdministrationQuebec City
Quebec
74St. Thomas University - CanadaFredericton
New Brunswick
75Algoma UniversitySault Ste. Marie
Ontario
76The Kings University85%Edmonton
Alberta
77Redeemer University College55%Ancaster
Ontario
78University of Sainte-AnnePointe de l'Eglise
Nova Scotia
79Royal Military College of Canada15%Kingston
Ontario
80University of Saint-Boniface65%Winnipeg
Manitoba
81St Mary's University - Calgary85%Calgary
Alberta
82Quest University CanadaSquamish
British Columbia
83University of King's CollegeHalifax
Nova Scotia
84Canadian Mennonite UniversityWinnipeg
Manitoba
85Ambrose University55%Calgary
Alberta
86First Nations University of Canada85%Regina
Saskatchewan
87Yorkville UniversityFredericton
New Brunswick
88Luther College at the University of ReginaRegina
Saskatchewan
89Nicola Valley Institute of Technology85%Merritt
British Columbia
90University Canada WestVancouver
British Columbia
91Concordia University of Edmonton55%Edmonton
Alberta
92Crandall University75%Moncton
New Brunswick
93Burman UniversityLacombe
Alberta
94St. Thomas More CollegeSaskatoon
Saskatchewan
95University of HearstHearst
Ontario
96Dominican University College65%Ottawa
Ontario
97Kingswood UniversitySussex
New Brunswick
98St. Stephen's University75%St. Stephen
New Brunswick
99College of the North AtlanticStephenville
Newfoundland and Labrador
100Campion College at the University of ReginaRegina
Saskatchewan
101Aurora CollegeForth Smith
Northwest Territories

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

Average cost of living for students in Canada is $675 + $123-879 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).