Global Excellence: U of T's Statistical Sciences Rankings

These rankings will come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to the outstanding and relentless dedication to research excellence that our community exudes. Our consistent top-tier placements aren't by chance. They're the product of hard work, and innovative thinking. Below is a non-exhaustive list of our global standings for academic and research performance in statistical sciences:

Shanghai Ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities, ARWU)

Established in: 2003

Department's Global Standing: 10th

Initially created to measure the gap between Chinese and "world-class" universities, the Shanghai Ranking has become one of the most influential rankings globally. It focuses on indicators related to academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, highly cited researchers, and the number of articles published in the journals of Nature and Science.


Established in: 2015

Department's Canadian Standing: 1st
Department's North American Standing: 5th

Unlike traditional academic ranking systems, Edurank is unique in that it measures the digital and social media performance of educational institutions. Criteria include metrics related to audience growth, engagement, web traffic, and SEO, among others. It provides a contemporary way to gauge institutions' online reputation and impact.

QS World University Rankings

Established in: 2004

Department's Global Standing: 17th

The QS Ranking is a widely recognized global university ranking that evaluates universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. Their methodology emphasizes the subjective metric of academic and employer sentiment, combined with hard data.