McGill University continues strong showing in QS rankings

McGill ranks in the global top 13 in sustainability, top 24 in employability

McGill continues to be rated as one of the world’s top universities.

McGill placed 29th out of 1,500 institutions worldwide in the 2025 edition of the QS World University Rankings, published Tuesday by global higher education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The showing puts the University in the top two per cent in the world.

“McGill’s sustained ranking among the top universities in the world is a source of pride for our students, professors and staff across our campuses, along with our alumni around the world,” said Deep Saini, McGill President and Vice-Chancellor. “This outcome is yet another testament to the exceptional talent that we attract globally, as well as to the high quality and impact of our teaching and research.”

Top 13 in sustainability, top 24 in employability

QS rates universities using nine performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty-student ratio, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network.

McGill, which placed 30th last year and has improved its showing for three consecutive years, was bolstered by an improvement in key areas, such as reputation among employers, levels of international research collaboration, graduate employment rate and sustainability.

McGill was ranked in the top 100 globally in four categories: sustainability (13th in the world), employment outcomes (24th), employer reputation (54th) and international research network (94th).

The strong showing in the QS World University Rankings is consistent with recent rankings success for McGill.

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12 days ago

I am so proud of McGill!