McGill rates in the top 3 per cent of the world’s universities according to the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings. The rankings, which were published on October 26, placed McGill 51st out of 1,750 institutions included on the list. Ninety countries were represented in the rankings, which are based on 13 indicators that measure academic research performance and global and regional reputations.
In addition to the overall rankings, Best Global Universities includes 43 subject-specific rankings. McGill had 25 subjects rank in the top 100 globally and 14 rank in the top 50. The University’s highest ranked subjects included Neuroscience and Behaviour (14th worldwide), Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging (16th) and Molecular Biology and Genetics (28th).
In a separate ranking issued by Times Higher Education (THE), on October 27, McGill rated 41st out of more than 200 universities in THE’s annual World Reputation Rankings. McGill, UofT, and UBC are the only Canadian universities that have appeared in the Top 100 in all the THE World Reputation rankings since 2011.
These most recent results follow on the heels of other positive rankings over the past months. This includes McGill being named Canada’s top medical-doctoral university for the 17th straight year by Maclean’s Magazine in October; an 11-place jump up the Academic Ranking of World Universities in August; and a top 30 placing in the QS World University Rankings in June.