Global Rankings

CWTS Leiden Ranking: May 2018

  • McMaster is ranked #130 in the world.
  • The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 “offers important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1,000 major universities worldwide.”

QS World University Rankings: June 2018

  • McMaster is ranked #146 in the world and fifth in Canada.
  • World Rankings by Subjects (Feb 28, 2018): #19 in Nursing, #21 in Sports-Related Subjects, #35 in Anatomy & Physiology, #37 in Medicine; and #51 in the “Broad Subject Area” of Life Sciences & Medicine.
  • Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) — The Top 1,000: June 2018
  • McMaster is ranked #121 in the world (of the top 1,000 universities from 18,000 worldwide) and sixth in Canada.
  • “Since 2012, CWUR has been publishing the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, research output, and citations without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): August 2017

  • McMaster has been consistently ranked in the top 100 since 2003, when the ARWU was first published.
  • #66 in the world and #3 in Canada (up from #83 in the world in 2016 and #96 in the world in 2015).
  • #33 in the world in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • #22 in the world for Kinesiology in ARWU’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: September 2017

  • #78 in the world (up from #113 last year -- the biggest improvement of any institution in the top 100).
  • #27 in the world and third in Canada in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health.

National Taiwan University: Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities: October 2017

  • #108 in the world (up from #111 last year) and sixth in Canada.
  • #46 in the world and fourth in Canada in Clinical Medicine.
  • #69 in the world and sixth in Canada in Social Sciences.

U.S. News & World Report: 2017 Global Universities Rankings: October 2017

  • #128 in the world and fourth in Canada.

Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking: November 2017

  • #74 in the world (up from #75 last year and #86 in 2015) and fifth in Canada.
  • Based on responses from 6,000 firms from 22 countries on the question of which universities produced the “best graduates in terms of employability” in their own countries and abroad.

CANADIAN RANKINGS Research Infosource Inc.: October 2017

  • McMaster is Canada’s most research-intensive, medical-doctoral university.
  • Eighth in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2017, bringing in a total research income of $354.6 million.
  • Outpacing peers in research-intensity, averaging $405,300 per faculty member – more than double the national average.
  • Research intensity” measures research income per full-time faculty member.

Maclean’s University Rankings: October 2017

  • Sixth in the country in the “medical-doctoral” category for the eighth year in a row.
  • Second in the country for total research dollars received.
  • Fourth in the country in overall student satisfaction.

Date: June 2018