According to the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the University of Toronto ranks 28th in the world, and first in Canada, leading ahead of McGill University, the only other Canadian university in the top fifty.

On the QS website, the University of Toronto is “the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research,” and by a significant margin “receives the most annual scientific research funding of any Canadian university.”

The university also placed 12th in the world in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

In a University of Toronto Mississauga news article on the university’s employability ranking, U of T President Meric Gertler said, “this result reaffirms the excellence of a University of Toronto education, which is highly valued by employers around the world.”

Quacquarelli Symonds uses five weighted criteria in ranking universities. The university’s reputation among employers is the main value used to evaluate the ranking, followed by research collaborations with global companies, an analysis of high-achievers’ alma maters, the number of employers who have an active presence on campus and the graduate employment rate one year after graduation.