If you want toÂ study in CanadaÂ at one of theÂ best universities in the world, your top choices will almost certainly includeÂ McGill UniversityÂ and the University of Toronto. These are the twoÂ top universities in Canada, ranked 24thÂ and 34thÂ in the world, according to theÂ QS World University RankingsÂ®2015/16.
Of course, thereâ€™s much more to the Canadian higher education system than just these two. There are a total of 26 universities in Canada ranked among the worldâ€™s best in the QS World University Rankings, including six within the global top 150 and another five in the top 250. However, itâ€™sÂ McGillÂ andÂ TorontoÂ that consistently stand out as the top two â€“ and the competition for the top spot in the country has been particularly heated between them, with each taking turns to be the leader. With both performing at a highly impressive level, the choice between the two is likely to be a more personal one.
To help any lucky prospective students facing this choice, hereâ€™s a look at how these two top universities in CanadaÂ measure up on key indicators, followed by a more detailed comparison.