Montréal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada ,Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 59, McGill University In Canada
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McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, whose main campus is set at the foot ofMount Royal in Downtown Montreal. The university’s second campus is situated near fields and forested lands in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, 30 kilometers west of the downtown campus on the Island of Montreal.
Founded in 1821 during the British colonial era, the university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant fromGlasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. With 21 faculties and professional schools, McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, including cultural studies, medicine and law.
McGill is the most selective and historically the most prestigious Canadian University, and among the most prestigious in North America.    McGill University has almost 250,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include eleven Nobel Laureates, 136Rhodes Scholars (the most in the country), three astronauts, two Canadian prime ministers, 13 justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, four foreign leaders, twenty-eight foreign ambassadors, nine Academy Award winners, three Pulitzer Prize winners, and twenty-eight Olympic medalists. McGill alumni were instrumental in inventing or initially organizing football, basketball, and ice hockey and founding several major universities, including Johns Hopkins University, University of British Columbia, and University of Alberta. McGill is one of two member-universities of the Association of American Universities situated outside the United States.
McGill was ranked 1st in Canada among all its major/research universities in the Maclean’s 23rd annual rankings (2013-2014 school year), maintaining this position for the ninth consecutive year. Internationally, McGill ranked 21st in the world and 2nd in Canada in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. Bloomberg BusinessWeek‘s 2012 Business Schools Ranking ranked McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management 10th in the world among non-US business schools, referring to McGill University as “the #1 university in Canada and among the top 20 worldwide.” McGill was ranked 33rd in the world and 2nd in Canada by the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2011 Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking, McGill was ranked the 19th finest in the world, and 1st in Canada, for popularity among major employers. In 2012, Travel + Leisure rated McGill’s campus as one of the 17 most beautiful university campuses in the world in its first and only campus rankings. The same ranking shows McGill as the only Canadian university among the 17 most beautiful campuses worldwide.
Rankings and reputation
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As of the 2013-2014 school year, McGill was ranked 1st in Canada among all its major/research universities in the Maclean’s 23rd annual rankings, maintaining this position for the ninth consecutive year. The university also topped the 1991 Maclean’s ranking of 46 universities and for 1993 rated best overall in the Medical/Doctoral category for the second year in a row. The Higher Education Strategy Associates ranked McGill sixth nationally in Science and Engineering and second nationally in Social Sciences and Humanities. The Gourman Ranking of Canadian Universities also ranked McGill first in Canada in its 1998 report on undergraduate programs. Since Maclean’s began ranking Canadian law schools in 2007, it has placed McGill’s law school second overall for the second year in a row. In particular, McGill’s law school, which requires reading knowledge of French and offers the joint B.C.L./LL.B.degree in both civil law and common law, ranked first by supreme court clerkships, second by elite firm hiring, third by faculty hiring, fourth by faculty journal citations, and eighth by national reach.
In the most recent ranking of world universities by U.S. News & World Report, McGill university is ranked 17th. In 2011, the Trendence/Emerging Global Employability Ranking, based on a survey of hundreds of major employers in 10 different countries, ranked schools according to their perceived popularity among major job recruiters. McGill placed 19th in the world for employability in this ranking. In the 2008 College Prowler Online rankings for Academics at North American universities, McGill earned an A- for Academics; making it the only Canadian school to achieve a grade above a B-.
In 2009, Forbes ranked McGill’s business school, the Desautels Faculty of Management, 11th in the world among non-U.S. universities for its two-year MBA program. TheEduniversal Ranking placed the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University first in Canada and 8th in the world among business schools. The Financial Times, in its global MBA ranking, placed Desautels 44th in the world in 2006 and 57th in 2011. The ranking placed it 33rd and 31st worldwide in the value for money and alumni recommended categories respectively. In BusinessWeek‘s Best International B-Schools Of 2008, Desautels was ranked among the top 16 international business schools, ranking fourth in intellectual capital with a selectivity of 32%.