About McMaster University:

McMaster University is a public research university in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land near the residential neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It operates six academic faculties: the DeGroote School of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The university bears the name of William McMaster, a prominent Canadian senator and banker who bequeathed C$900,000 to its founding. It was incorporated under the terms of an act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1887, merging the Toronto Baptist College with Woodstock College. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted its relocation in 1930. The Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec controlled the university until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957. McMaster University is in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, in the Golden Horseshoe along the western end of Lake Ontario. The main campus is bordered to the north by Cootes Paradise, an extensive natural marshland.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 89 96 94 76 92 98 118 116 115 111 108 112 119

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 252 179 231 283 - 272 244 264 243 282 273 351-400
Engineering 133 156 148 167 172 179 193 191 218 220 268 273
Life Sciences 172 151 169 144 147 161 148 149 168 145 145 155
Medicine 47 45 26 35 47 55 50 48 51 46 42 49
Natural Sciences 156 173 197 185 223 244 260 266 - 301-350 351-400 401-450
Social Sciences 77 65 58 52 57 42 54 59 68 69 63 52

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - 225 185 196 208 191 196 253
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 162
Chemical Engineering 126 187 211 197 167 187 227 266 301-350 351-400
Chemistry 204 227 250 267 272 285 - 301-350 301-350 351-400
Civil Engineering 180 193 155 165 211 195 216 217 289 295
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 42
Computer Science 123 216 190 157 170 201 208 131 187 162
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 208
Electrical Engineering 97 144 128 113 122 141 160 195 233 223
Environment / Ecology - 248 222 259 228 227 220 244 262 -
Geosciences 299 285 - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 111
Materials Science 165 151 184 200 234 234 222 251 256 254
Mathematics 101 134 130 128 129 145 171 87 177 212
Mechanical Engineering 254 174 165 235 165 170 165 199 219 245
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 162
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 181
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 151
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 208 250 146 164 140 144 158 181
Physics 196 166 233 272 280 285 - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Plant & Animal Science - 253 281 287 277 269 263 - 351-400 401-450
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 96
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 35
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 267