McGill University Ranking

McGill can be found among Canada’s top 3 best universities and the world’s 50 best universities. A number of independent ranking bodies, education journals and research publications have touted it to be the best in terms of academics and research with its programmes in Medicine being especially noteworthy. Maclean’s ranked it as Canada’s best Medical/Doctoral university  with McGill having held the rank for 17 consecutive years. It is also renowned for a number of things including quality of education, student satisfaction, a wide variety of programmes and an international outlook. Ranking bodies have given the university a high score in terms of international research reputation. It is regarded as #1 in Canada and among the best and most prestigious universities in the world. Some of the global and national McGill University rankings by educational publications and ranking bodies are mentioned below. 


  • #1 nationally - Maclean’s Best Medical/Doctoral Universities 2022
  • #44 - Times World University Rankings 2022
  • #23 globally - Times Higher Education Graduate Employability: Best Universities in Canada ranked by employers (2020)
  • #67 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)/ Shanghai Rankings (2021)


Its subject-wise ranking conducted by QS World University Rankings for the year 2021 are listed below. 


  • #4 - Minerals and Mining Engineering
  • #10 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • #10 - Library and Information Management
  • #14 - Linguistics
  • #25 - Medicine
  • #26 - Education
  • #27 - English Langauge and Literature
  • #28 - Environmental Sciences
  • #28 - Earth and Marine Sciences
Global Rankings


QS Ranks

US News Ranks





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