The University of Toronto has made groundbreaking achievements in global and national rankings, despite all the transformational successes accomplished in artificial intelligence, innovation & entrepreneurship and promotion of sustainability through its operations.
The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the only Canadian school celebrated by the biannual Thinkers50 ranking for a breakthrough management idea, the second time in a row. Three U of T faculty members Don Tapscott, Roger Martin, and Richard Florida are ranked among the world’s top management thinkers for valuable insights in their areas of expertise.
The university’s vision to prepare its students dexterously is evident from the fact that the University of Toronto’s ranking in the world for employability is among the top twenty. Reputation (based on recruiters’ own experience with graduates), international exposure and expertise are the key drivers that attract employers, and who better to offer these than U of T!
Getting a degree isn’t sufficient. Employers recognize the value of a University because it is the University that promises skills and experience students need to succeed in an ever-changing and competitive global job market.
The University of Toronto ranking was number one among universities in Canada, first among North American public universities for producing work-ready graduates through quality programs, according to the Global University Employability Ranking 2019.
The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of the world's top research-intensive universities. Since its establishment, the University is creation-driven and prides itself on knowledge creation. Many agencies have ranked the University on several parameters owing to its distinctive quality education. The University of Toronto world rankings provide a clear picture of how this university compares to other universities.
National Taiwan University releases the “Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities”, also known as NTU Ranking. Its ranking system is based on the indicators that compare the performance of various scientific papers, their quality, and quantity in each university.
|Criteria||2019 Overall Performance Indicators||Weighting|
|Number of articles in the last 11 years (2008-2018)||10%|
|Number of articles in the current year (2018)||15%|
|Number of citations in the last 11 years (2008-2018)||15%|
|Number of citations in the last 2 years (2017-2018)||10%|
|The average number of citations in the last 11 years (2008-2018)||10%|
|H-index of the last 2 years (2017-2018)||10%|
|Number of Highly Cited Papers (2008-2018)||15%|
|Number of articles in the current year in high-impact journals (2017-2018)||15%|
The indicators used in this research emphasize the quality of research, neutralize biases caused by university size or faculty number, and take into account a university’s short-term research performance.
This opinion based ranking system is based on 13 indicators that assess the global and regional reputation of the University along with its academic performance. Indicators like these help students to explore higher education options beyond their own country’s boundaries.
Jumping two positions higher from 2018 rankings, U of T world ranking 2019 is 18th in Best Global University by the U.S. News and World Report.
Following is a breakdown of how the University of Toronto performs on these indicators by World University Rankings U.S News & World Report.
|Ranking Indicators||University Of Toronto||Weight|
|Global research reputation||#21||12.5%|
|Regional research reputation||#18||12.5%|
|Normalized citation impact||#148||10%|
|Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited||#3||12.5%|
|Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited||#143||10%|
|International collaboration - relative to the country||#413||5%|
|Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited||#4||5%|
|Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited||#134||5%|
The University of Toronto is ranked 18th in THE World University Rankings 2020, with an overall score of 85.5. The university was ranked 21st in the year 2019. The score breakdown for the University of Toronto after the analysis in the year 2020 is given below:
The university has been ranked 19th in World Reputation Rankings 2019, with an overall score of 17.0 this university boasts a dynamic reputation for teaching and research. Over the years, many factors have influenced the Times Higher Education Ranking system and henceforth have brought a change in the World University Ranking and World Reputation Ranking, U of T.
Shanghai Ranking, also known as Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is a China-based ranking institute that publishes global rankings every year since 2009. Shanghai Ranking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicated to research and consultancy in education which publishes the rankings.
The global rank of the University of Toronto is 24th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.
ARWU takes 6 overall factors into consideration which are described below:
|Alumni||Number of alumni who have won the Nobel Prize of Field Medals||10%|
|Awards||Number of staff who has won the Nobel Prize or Field Medals||20%|
|Highly Cited Researchers||Number of highly cited researchers from the institutions||20%|
|Papers in Nature and Science||The number of articles published in 4 years. This does not apply for Social Sciences and Humanities||20%|
|Papers Indexed||The number of papers indexed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index in the previous year. Double weight for papers indexed in Social Science Citation||20%|
|Per capita Performance||Weighted scores of all indicators divided by the number of full time equivalent academic staff||10%|
Score Breakdown of University of Toronto:
The overall score of the University of Toronto is 41.4 on a scale of 100, as published by the Shanghai Rankings.
World University Rankings QS is believed to have adopted a consistent method in its analysis of world universities. Their framework is compiled of six metrics that effectively outline a university’s performance.
|Citations Per Faculty||20%||43.9|
|International Faculty Ratio||5%||97.7|
|International Student Ratio||5%||93|
The University of Toronto has been granted an overall score of 82.1 by QS World University Ranking.
The University of Toronto is ranked 16th in global Graduate Employability. A good Employer Reputation and Partnership with Employers give this University, remarkable graduate employability ranking in the world.
The University of Toronto continues to be the highest-ranked Canadian university and one of the top public universities. The focus on research output and innovation by the university has made this rank consistent. U.S. News & World Report’s ranking has placed U of T No. 1 in Canada.
ARWU or Shanghai Rankings also ranked it No.1 in Canada. In fact, the University of Toronto has repeatedly topped this list since 2005.
Maclean’s is a Canadian News Magazine founded in 1905 to give a Canadian perspective to the recent happenings in the American Continent. U of T tops the list in the region as “Canada’s Best Comprehensive Universities by reputation 2020”. These rankings are based on quality and innovation as viewed by a variety of business people across the country.
The following chart displays the result of the top 5 reputational rankings under 4 categories given by the Maclean’s Magazine.
|Rank||Best Overall||Rank||Highest Quality||Rank||Most Innovative||Rank||Leaders of Tomorrow|
|1||University of Toronto||1||University of Toronto||1||University of Waterloo||1||University of Toronto|
|2||University of Waterloo||2||McGill University||2||University of Toronto||2||University of British Columbia|
|3||University of British Columbia||3||University of Waterloo||3||McMaster University||3||McGill University|
|4||McGill University||4||University of British Columbia||4||University of British Columbia||4||University of Waterloo|
|5||McMaster University||5||McMaster University||5||McGill University||5||University of Alberta|
It identifies the world’s strongest universities covering a total of 48 subjects. The top 20 Subject-Specific Rankings 2019 by QS World University Rankings are given below:
2.U.S. News & World Report
This university’s Global Subject Rankings are as follows:
The plethora of academic resources, quality faculty and world-class research programs at the University of Toronto has improved its world university rankings.