McGill is tied for 27th best university in the world, according to the eighteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings. The report was released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
The strong showing continues an upward trend for the University. This marks the second year in a row that McGill rose four spots in the QS rankings. Just two years ago, the University was rated 35th in the same rankings.
To compile its rankings, QS evaluates universities using six indicators. On top of its overall rank, McGill improved in four of the six indicators, including Citations per Faculty, Student/Faculty ratio, International Faculty ratio and International Student ratio.
The University maintained its position in Academic Reputation and, in the only area it dropped, McGill slipped just one position in International Student ratio. QS evaluated over 1,600 institutions for its final list of 1,300 – the largest such ranking ever issued by QS. McGill also led all Canadian G5 universities in Citations per Faculty, Student/Faculty ratio and the International Student ratio.
On top of its 27th overall ranking, McGill is second in its AAU peer group, and third of all North American public institutions.
McGill’s strong showing was part of a growing positive trend for Canadian universities. In total, QS ranked 28 of Canada’s universities in the published tables, with McGill sitting in second spot nationally. Eight Canadian universities were ranked in the top 200 universities this year – up from seven last year.
Earlier this year, McGill earned top marks in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 32 subjects rated in the top 50 worldwide, including three in the top 10.