Top 101 universities in Canada

  1. The University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  2. University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  3. McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  4. Simon Fraser University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  5. University of Alberta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  6. University of Waterloo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    35,900
    Founded
    1957
  7. University of Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1966
  8. McMaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    30,117
    Founded
    1887
  9. York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    53,000
    Founded
    1959
  10. Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  11. University of Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,360
    Founded
    1878
  12. Laval University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1852
  13. University of Victoria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  14. University of Ottawa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    42,027
    Founded
    1848
  15. Dalhousie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    18,500
    Founded
    1818
  16. Carleton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    27,823
    Founded
    1942
  17. Concordia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Enrollment
    43,752
    Founded
    1974
  18. University of Manitoba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    29,800
    Founded
    1877
  19. University of Saskatchewan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    20,953
    Founded
    1907
  20. Queen's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    30,386
    Founded
    1841
  21. University of Quebec in Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,316
    Founded
    1969
  22. University of Guelph logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  23. Ryerson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    38,950
    Founded
    1948
  24. Memorial University of Newfoundland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1925
  25. University of Sherbrooke logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1954
  26. University of New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1785
  27. University of Windsor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,092
    Founded
    1857
  28. Polytechnic School of Montreal logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1873
  29. Brock University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    18,824
    Founded
    1964
  30. Wilfrid Laurier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1911
  31. University of Regina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    13,155
    Founded
    1911
  32. University of Quebec at Chicoutimi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    88%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1969
  33. University of Lethbridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Enrollment
    8,059
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1967
  34. University of Quebec logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1968
  35. Lakehead University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1965
  36. HEC Montreal logo
    Enrollment
    13,046
    Founded
    1907
  37. The University of Winnipeg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1871
  38. Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1963
  39. Acadia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1838
  40. University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  41. Laurentian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1960
  42. University of Northern British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1990
  43. University of Prince Edward Island logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    4,336
    Founded
    1969
  44. School of Higher Technology - University of Quebec logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1974
  45. St. Francis Xavier University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1853
  46. Saint Mary's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,465
    Founded
    1802
  47. British Columbia Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1960
  48. University of Moncton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1864
  49. Mount Allison University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1839
  50. Mount Royal University logo
    Enrollment
    12,577
    Founded
    1910
  51. Thompson Rivers University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  52. Ontario Tech University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  53. University of Quebec in Outaouais logo
    Enrollment
    6,360
    Founded
    1981
  54. Kwantlen Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1981
  55. Vancouver Island University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1969
  56. OCAD University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,827
    Founded
    1876
  57. MacEwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1971
  58. Bishop's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,756
    Founded
    1843
  59. Brandon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1899
  60. Mount Saint Vincent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    4,050
    Founded
    1873
  61. Nipissing University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,838
    Founded
    1992
  62. Royal Roads University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1995
  63. Trinity Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1986
  64. University of Quebec in Rimouski logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,200
    Founded
    1969
  65. Royal Military College of Canada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1876
  66. Cape Breton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1974
  67. Capilano University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1968
  68. Emily Carr University of Art and Design logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Enrollment
    1,700
    Founded
    1925
  69. St. Thomas University - Canada logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1910
  70. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  71. SAIT Polytechnic logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1916
  72. Algoma University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2008
  73. Concordia University of Edmonton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1921
  74. NSCAD University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1887
  75. College of the North Atlantic logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1997
  76. University of Saint-Boniface logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    989
    Founded
    1818
  77. University of King's College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1789
  78. Canadian Mennonite University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  79. University of Sainte-Anne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1890
  80. Quest University Canada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    420
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    2007
  81. First Nations University of Canada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1976
  82. The Kings University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1979
  83. Redeemer University College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    910
    Founded
    1982
  84. Yorkville University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  85. Ambrose University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    800
    Founded
    1921
  86. Burman University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1907
  87. Aurora College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1981
  88. St Mary's University - Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1986
  89. Crandall University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1949
  90. Luther College at the University of Regina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1913
  91. University Canada West logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2005
  92. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1983
  93. St. Thomas More College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1936
  94. Dominican University College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1899
  95. University of Hearst logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1972
  96. Campion College at the University of Regina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1917
  97. Kingswood University logo
    Enrollment
    300
    Founded
    1945
  98. St. Stephen's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    120
    Founded
    1971

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

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).