McGill breaks Top 30 in global university rankings, now tied for 27th

For the second consecutive year, McGill jumps four spots in the QS World University Rankings

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.

See the full QS World University Rankings

 

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Janet Tzokov
Janet Tzokov
5 months ago

I don’t agree – For McGill money talks. so they accept international students over a local student. It’s all politics.. I actually never hire anyone who has a degree from McGill because it does not have a good practical curriculum

Harry Wu
Harry Wu
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

Indeed, every ranking list cannot satisfy all the people. The similar statement can also be made towards some universities ranked higher than McGill. I also think it is not a good idea to assume every student in McGill does not have a good practical ability thus not hiring them just because it does not have such curriculum. But everybody has his opinion, that’s totally fine. I just know Google prefer McGill CS students among canadien universities.

Howard
Howard
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

I am wondering the nature of your business for which the McGill curriculum cannot satisfy the practical requirements?

Christian Bulcao
Christian Bulcao
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

Far more of a practical curriculum than most other North American medical schools in my experience. I did more surgical cases as a student than as a surgical intern. I would not over generalize your observations to all students. You may miss a perfectly good hire.

Marc Vigneault
Marc Vigneault
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

Well, if that’s what you think and if you think you’re right, accept people from other universities because they are not in the top 30 worlwide and make sure you overgeneralize . I would not hire anyone who owns a cat because I don’t like cats… that’s very professional and logic. Hope you have greater success in your business than in your thought process cause the latter isn’t too bright

John Kellett
John Kellett
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

I came to McGill from England many years ago to take advantage of its very practical Commerce programme and I have never regretted it. I had a stellar career with multiple awards from my peers.I will be forever indebted to McGill.

john
john
5 months ago
Reply to  John Kellett

And in England, were there no better universities that had a practical business program to take advantage of ?

Reginald Wilson
Reginald Wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  john

No, McGill is superior to even Oxford.

Robert Lemieux
Robert Lemieux
5 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

It seems like you have been slighted by McGill in the past, possibly you were not admitted for one of McGill’s prestigious professional programs. Regardless, speaking as a corporate recruiter for one of the largest healthcare programs globally, we look highly upon McGill graduates for their very practical knowledge.

Dilon T
Dilon T
3 months ago
Reply to  Janet Tzokov

Probably couldn’t get into McGill. Your logic is flawed.

PERCY
PERCY
4 months ago

10 years ago, I was studying here…