Oldest Universities in Canada

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Canada? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 101 Canadian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Canadian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Canadian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Canada

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25 University of New Brunswick Fredericton ...
79 University of King's College Halifax
49 Saint Mary's University Halifax
19 Dalhousie University Halifax ...
78 Université de Saint-Boniface Winnipeg
4 McGill University Montréal ...
1 University of Toronto Toronto
42 Acadia University Wolfville
53 Mount Allison University Sackville
11 Queen's University Kingston
62 Bishop's University Sherbrooke
22 University of Ottawa Ottawa
15 Université Laval Quebec City
50 St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish
26 University of Windsor Windsor
52 Université de Moncton Moncton ...
34 The University of Winnipeg Winnipeg
39 École Polytechnique de Montréal Montréal
67 Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax
70 Royal Military College of Canada Kingston ...
57 OCAD University Toronto
20 University of Manitoba Winnipeg
10 Université de Montréal Montréal
13 Western University London
80 NSCAD University Halifax
12 McMaster University Hamilton
89 Université Sainte-Anne Pointe de l'Église ...
60 Brandon University Brandon
93 Collège Universitaire Dominicain Ottawa ...
32 HEC Montréal Montréal
21 University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
88 Burman University Lacombe
7 University of Alberta Edmonton ...
2 The University of British Columbia Vancouver ...
81 St. Thomas University Fredericton
59 Mount Royal University Calgary
30 Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo ...
29 University of Regina Regina
92 Luther College at the University of Regina Regina
64 SAIT Polytechnic Calgary
101 Campion College at the University of Regina Regina
83 Concordia University of Edmonton Edmonton
82 Ambrose University Calgary
23 Memorial University of Newfoundland St John’s ...
65 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver
98 St. Thomas More College Saskatoon
14 Carleton University Ottawa
96 Kingswood University Sussex
16 Ryerson University Toronto
90 Crandall University Moncton
28 Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke ...
5 University of Waterloo Waterloo
6 York University Toronto
31 British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby
54 Laurentian University Sudbury
51 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton ...
36 Trent University Peterborough ...
9 University of Victoria Victoria
27 Brock University St. Catharines ...
18 University of Guelph Guelph ...
38 Lakehead University Thunder Bay
3 Simon Fraser University Burnaby ...
8 University of Calgary Calgary
33 University of Lethbridge Lethbridge ...
61 Capilano University North Vancouver ...
37 Université du Québec Quebec City ...
43 Vancouver Island University Nanaimo ...
48 University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown
75 École Nationale d'Administration Publique Quebec City ...
69 Université du Québec à Rimouski Rimouski ...
35 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Chicoutimi ...
58 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
24 Université du Québec à Montréal Montréal ...
47 Thompson Rivers University Kamloops
74 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda ...
55 MacEwan University Edmonton
95 St. Stephen's University St. Stephen
94 Université de Hearst Hearst ...
40 École de Technologie Supérieure Montréal
68 Cape Breton University Sydney ...
56 University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford ...
17 Concordia University Montréal
91 First Nations University of Canada Regina
84 The King’s University Edmonton
41 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey ...
71 Université du Québec en Outaouais Gatineau
100 Aurora College Forth Smith ...
87 Redeemer University College Ancaster
99 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt ...
63 Trinity Western University Langley
97 St Mary's University Calgary
46 University of Northern British Columbia Prince George ...
66 Nipissing University North Bay ...
44 Royal Roads University Victoria
85 College of the North Atlantic Stephenville ...
76 Canadian Mennonite University Winnipeg
45 Ontario Tech University Oshawa
77 Yorkville University Fredericton ...
73 University Canada West Vancouver
86 Quest University Canada Squamish
72 Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie
Legend: Un Unranked

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