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McMaster University

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


McMaster University has a 129-year tradition of fueling curiosity, inquiry and discovery. Everyday, we push the boundaries of knowledge through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research.

With students and faculty from 98 countries worldwide and 70 international academic exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. We are the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health- UNU-INWEH) and are committed to creating a brighter world by advancing human and societal health and well-being..

A one-hour drive from Toronto and a one-hour flight from major American hubs New York City, Washington D.C and Chicago, our campus is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant, innovative and multicultural regions of North America.

Our research and teaching strength

As one of Canada’s top three research-intensive universities, with more than 70 Centres and Institutes including three national Centres of Excellence, we have earned an international reputation for creating solutions to the world’s greatest challenges – measuring our success by the number of lives we affect and the communities we help to improve.

We are the home of problem-based learning – our signature teaching method. Pioneered at McMaster and adopted by institutions around the world, this innovative approach opens young minds to new ideas and hones the critical thinking skills needed to create healthy communities in a complex and changing world.

Our promise

At McMaster, collaborative thinking is a gateway to greater intelligence and greater optimism. In short, it’s helping us create a brighter world.

  • 54.10
    Overall Score
  • 51.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 50.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 68.9
    Faculty Student
  • 37.9
    Citations per Faculty
  • 93
    International Faculty
  • 44.9
    International Students
  • 83.80
    Overall Score
  • 82.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 90.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 67
    Employer Reputation
  • 93.5
    H-index Citations
Graduate Employability Ranking
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

73 Undergraduate Courses

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104 Postgraduate Courses

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