If you've been thinking about attending university in Vancouver, a new study is showing just how amazing the University of British Columbia is. In fact, UBC is so great that it has just been ranked as one of the best universities in the world.
UBC was ranked as the third-best university in Canada and 47th-best in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2023.
Nearly 1,500 universities from across the world were ranked, so UBC's position is super good. Below it in Canada were the University of Alberta, Université de Montréal and McMaster University.
Only two Canadian universities managed to get a leg up on UBC — McGill University and the University of Toronto.
UBC might not have taken first place, but the ranking says that it "is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching and research as well as global impact."
"UBC is also the first university in North America to commit to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and to take a human rights-based approach to our Indigenous strategic framework," it adds.
The university ranking was based on a set of six key criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, citations per faculty, international student ratio and international faculty ratio.
Plus, the campuses are absolutely stunning.
If you're not sold on UBC, you can go through the rankings to filter and narrow down certain countries to see which ones have the best universities.
It's a super helpful tool for anyone considering attending a university soon.