University of Toronto Rankings : Global Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings
University of Toronto ranked 1st in Canada and 17th globally across the academic rankings released for the year 2021 (US News). Rising a spot higher in the number game from the previous year, U of T Rankings 2021 was yet again a testament to its stellar performance across domains like research, teaching facilities, scholars, among others. For the global reputation rankings 2020, the institute was honored in the top 25 for the sixth year in a row.
Rankings form an integral part of admission decisions and UToronto rankings surely do not disappoint in that area. The institute is one of the top universities in Canada and among the nine universities to rank in the top 50 for all its 11 subjects taken into consideration by Times Higher Education subject rankings (based primarily on teaching, research and citations).
Common University of Toronto rankings to be noted include the following:
- Ranked 18th globally under research-focused best global university by US News & World Report 2020.
- 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.
- U of T’s ranks in the top 20 for employability which is a great benchmark as employers recognize the university’s name as a promise of skill and experience in its graduates.
- It stood at #1 among North American public universities for producing work-ready graduates.
University of Toronto World Rankings
The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of the world's top research-intensive universities and best under Canadian Universities rankings. 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.
University of Toronto: QS Rankings
As per QS World University rankings 2021, University of Toronto bagged the 25th position. 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%||45.8|
|International Faculty Ratio||5%||97.9|
|International Student Ratio||5%||94.1|
The University of Toronto has been granted an overall score of 82.7 by QS World University Ranking’ 21. Along with being recognized among global top universities, U of T is also recognized for its graduate employability. The QS Graduate employability rankings for 2020 and World Rankings for past few years of University of Toronto are depicted below:
Graduate employability is mapped by QS on the basis of the university’s graduate employment rate, employer reputation, alumni outcome, partnerships, etc. The total score for graduate employability ranking is 90.7, suggestive of the outstanding employability outcomes after completing graduate programs from U of T.
University of Toronto: U.S. News & World Rankings
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.
Withstanding its position among the best universities in the world, U of T ranks #18 spot in Best Global University by the U.S. News and World Report 2020.
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%|
U of T: The Times Higher Education Rankings
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:
- Overall: 85.5
- Teaching: 76.6
- Research: 89.5
- Citations: 93.6
- Industry Income: 50.5
- International Outlook: 84.7
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.
University of Toronto: CWUR Rankings
CWUR or Center for World University Rankings accesses a university based on the quality of education, employment of alumni, quality of faculty, and research performance to score it on a scale of 100. University of Toronto was given a score of 87.5 (overall) and was ranked #24 among the world university rankings (2020-21). Given below is the score breakdown for U of T CWUR rankings:
- Quality of Education (25%): 225
- Alumni Employment (25%): 159
- Quality Faculty (10%): 21
- Research Performace (40%): 3
As per CWUR 2020 rankings, University of Toronto is ranked #1 within Canada.
University of Toronto: NTU Ranking
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.
University of Toronto: Shanghai Rankings
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:
- Alumni 17.7
- Awards 17
- Highly Cited Researchers 38.8
- Papers in Nature & Science 37.5
- Papers Indexed 84.6
- Per Capita Performance 31.6
The overall score of the University of Toronto is 41.4 on a scale of 100, as published by the Shanghai Rankings.
University of Toronto National Rankings
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 (2020) has placed U of T No. 1 in Canada.
ARWU or Shanghai Rankings (2019) 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|
University of Toronto: Subject-Specific Rankings
QS - World University Rankings by Subject
It identifies the world’s strongest universities covering a total of 48 subjects. The top Subject-Specific Rankings 2020 by QS World University Rankings are given below:
- Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #4
- Education & Training: #5
- Nursing: #8
- Anatomy & Physiology: #10
- Computer System & Information: #10
- Anthropology: #11
- Life Sciences & Medicine: #13
- Medicine: #13
- Biological Sciences: #15
- Mathematics: #15
- Social Sciences & Management: #18
- Psychology: #19
U.S. News & World Report
This university’s Global Subject Rankings are as follows:
- Oncology #3
- Clinical Medicine #4
- Surgery #4
- Arts and Humanities #6
- Psychology #9
- Social Sciences and Public Health #10
- Molecular Biology and Genetics #11
- Space Science #11
- QS World University Rankings 2021 ranks U of T #25.
- Ranked #31 in University Impact Ranking 2019 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Ranked #16 in Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 by QS Rankings.
- The University of Toronto has also been ranked #2 among Canada’s Doctoral Schools by Maclean’s.
The university has a reputation for producing world leaders including 5 former Canadian Prime Ministers and around 10 Nobel laureates. The plethora of academic resources, quality faculty, and world-class research programs at the University of Toronto has improved its world university rankings.