University Rankings

Are you considering graduate studies at the University of Guelph? If so, you will want to review the ranking initiatives compiled below, which recognize the University of Guelph as a powerhouse globally in the agricultural sciences and related fields. And nationally, the University is regularly recognized as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities by various organizations, external surveys, and our students.

2018 Best Global Universities

The 2018 Best Global Universities report ranks the University of Guelph #18 in Canada and #425 among global universities, based on our research performance and ratings by members of the academic community around the world and within North America.

The University of Guelph is #1 in Canada and #17 in the world for agricultural sciences!  The field of agricultural sciences is about food, science, business, and responsibly using our land and resources.  By 2050, there will be nine billion people in the world to feed.  Being ranked #1 in Canada is testament to our commitment to using science, ingenuity and passion for plants, animals and the land.  

Students interested in plant and animal science can be proud to know they can study at the University of Guelph; #2 in Canada and #49 in the world's top-notch universities that have shown strength in producing research related to the field.  Topics include plant research, plant pathology, plant nutrition, veterinary medicine, marine and freshwater biology, and zoology.

Guelph is proud to be ranked #5 in Canada and #102 in the world for environment/ecology. The field of environment and ecology includes subjects such as environmental health, environmental monitoring and management, and climate change. The study of the environment and ecology deals with the relationships between living things and the physical world. These are the world's best universities for the field of environment and ecology, based on their reputation and research.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (THE)

In 2017, ARWU ranked the University of Guelph in the top 15 universities in Canada, and in the top 500 in the world.

The Globe and Mail Student Report Card

Our student satisfaction ranks high above other Canadian Universities.  We were awarded As in categories like, Most Satisfied Students, Campus Atmosphere (A+), Student Residence, Quality of Teaching, and many others. The Student Report Card can be viewed in its entirety here.

International Student Barometer (ISB)

For five consecutive years, U of G has received top marks among other Canadian universities participating in this survey for its exceptional living and learning environments.  When surveyed, our international students gave us the highest overall average!

The University of Guelph ranked No. 1 in Canada for overall learning, living and student support in the 2015 International Student Barometer.

Maclean's Magazine

Maclean's has been ranking universities for a few years, and we are proud to say that for the past several years we have consistently placed in the top tier of Canadian universities

QS and QS Stars Rankings

The University was the highest-ranked Canadian school in the "Top 50" list of the world's leading agricultural institutions.  The survey was produced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an international education network that publishes World University rankings, and listed U of G at No. 24! The survey focuses on factors such as overall research impact and academic and institutional reputation. 

QS Stars University Rankings looks at everything that a university might offer; facilities, student engagement, employability, innovation.  Reflecting the needs of students, the QS Stars Ranking looks at 51 different areas, and awards universities between one and five + stars over eight fields.

In 2017, The University of Guelph received five stars.  A university must be world-class in a broad range of areas, and have an excellent reputation, internationally known faculty and researchers, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The University of Guelph ranks top 20 in Canada and top 500 in QS World University Rankings 2017/2018.

Re$earch Infosource

Ranked on things such as research income, faculty, and research intensity, the University of Guelph is proud to have ranked #15 in Canada in 2017, and ranked #2 in the country for research universities .

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings -

U of G has been ranked as one of the World's top 400 universities! This ranking is based on U of G's strengths in teaching, international outlook, industry income, research and citations..  With 13 separate indicators, U of G is proud to have been recognized as #73 in this prestigious list, and one of only four Canadian universities!