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

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