RANKING AMONG PEER INSTITUTIONS
- 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities for the last 8 years (Maclean's University Rankings 2012)
- 18th in the world and 1st in Canada for the past 9 years (QS World University Rankings 2012)
- 34th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012)
- 1st or tied for 1st amongst Canada's large universities in information technology, city satisfaction, reputation with employers and libraries (Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report)
THE FINEST STUDENTS
McGill is known worldwide for its sky-high entering grades, and our students have counted an astounding 134 Rhodes Scholars among their ranks – more than any other Canadian university. Each year, they earn armfuls of prestigious awards and prizes for academic and athletic achievement, and in Canada's May 2011 election, five of our students defeated incumbents to become some of the nation's youngest-ever Members of Parliament.
The discovery that atoms are divisible. The first map of the brain's motor cortex. The inventions of Plexiglas, three major sports and the artificial blood cell. For more than 190 years, McGillians and their Eureka moments have been changing the world for the better.
They live in some 180 countries. Their ranks include world leaders, astronauts, Nobel laureates, and a host of trailblazers in the worlds of art, science, business and public service. And in a 2011 survey, employers ranked McGill's degrees as the 15th most-prestigious in the world. Across borders and disciplines, McGill’s 215,000 living alumni are using their education and experiences to make a difference in the world. Learn more about our distinguished graduates.
A REPUTATION FOR RESEARCH
With a strong focus on interdisciplinary work, we rank among the finest research-intensive universities in the world, and carry on a tradition of excellence that includes Sir Ernest Rutherford, Wilder Penfield, Charles Taylor and many others. Today, our researchers are making great strides in a wide range of fields, from green chemistry to nanotechnology, from the science of food to the secrets of genomics and proteomics.
CANADA'S MOST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
McGill is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world. With 20% of our students coming to McGill from more than 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse medical-doctoral university in the country. Our top-notch internship programs places students across the globe, and our alumni live in more than 180 countries worldwide.
AN EFFERVESCENT METROPOLIS
Montreal sits at the meeting point of the Old and New Worlds. It's a city of cobblestones and an international hub for aerospace, pharmaceuticals, software engineering and more. It's a safe, vibrant place bursting with culture that consistently ranks among the world's most livable cities. Montreal is our heritage, and home to some 220,000 post-secondary students, as well as a wealth of greenspace, and the hundreds of cafes and restos for which Montreal is famous. Learn more about one of the world’s great meeting places for people, products and ideas.
A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
We're passionate about sustainability, and we're doing something about it. McGill's Sustainability Projects Fund offers $840,000 each year to student projects that lighten McGill's environmental footprint. Since 2009, we have funded a wide range of initiatives including urban gardening projects, a bicycle collective, green waste management systems and more. If you're as passionate as we are, get involved on our campuses or get your own idea funded.
McGill counts nine Nobel Prize-winners among its faculty and alumni, whose contributions include the technology behind digital cameras, the discovery of how the human body protects its genetic code, the theory of electron transfer, groundbreaking work on visual perception, hormones and particle interaction and the discovery of dendritic cells, with their immune signaling pathways that control and drive the immune response.
A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
At McGill, we know the importance of attracting the best and brightest: from our students to our researchers to our employees. That’s why we do all that we can to ensure that McGill is a place where everyone thrives, and we’re proud to say our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012, we were the only university to have made the list of Montreal's top 20. Adding to the accolades, in 2011 McGill was the recipient of a Randstad award, recognizing us as one of Canada’s top five most attractive employers.