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McMaster Rankings

McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world. There are an estimated 18,000 universities worldwide.

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.

Career Potential

McMaster has been ranked among Canada’s top universities when it comes to graduate employability according to Times Higher Education’s Global Employability University Ranking which surveyed thousands of international recruiters and managing directors across 20 countries.

Employment Statistics

International Rankings

Shanghai Jiaotong 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).
  • In the Social Sciences category, McMaster is tied for second in Ontario.

QS World University Rankings: September 2018

  • McMaster is #140 up from #149 in 2017.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: September 2017

  • #78 in the world (up from #113 last year -- the biggest improvement of any institution in the top 100).

National Taiwan University: Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities: October 2016

  • #108 in the world (up from #111 last year) and sixth in Canada.
  • #69 in the world and sixth in Canada in the “Social Sciences” category.
  • Announced annually since 2007, this ranking system is based on research productivity, impact and excellence.

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

  • #66 in the world for Social Sciences and Public Health and fourth in Canada.

Global Employability University Rankings: 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.

Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) — The Top 1,000: July 2016

  • McMaster is #135 in the world (of the top 1,000 universities) and sixth in Canada.
  • “The Center for World University Rankings publishes the only global university performance tables that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”