2023 Maclean's University Rankings: Computer Science Programs

By Tess Campbell Modified on October 26, 2022
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Discover which schools have the best computer science programs in the country according to Maclean's!

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 2023 Maclean's University Rankings: Computer Science Programs

Are you a tech-savvy person with great problem solving and analytical skills? If so, you may be considering studying computer science in university. A computer science program could lead to potential careers as a computer programmer, web developer, information systems analyst or consultant, database analyst, and more! Once you know that this is the right path for you, all you need to do to begin is choose where to study computer science. But which schools should you consider?

Maclean's has recently released 2023's top 20 schools in Canada for computer science programs. These programs are ranked based on the school's program reputation. Learn more about Maclean's rankings on their Canada's best university programs 2023: methodology page.


School 2023 Overall Ranking Rank Last Year
University of British Columbia 1* 1*
University of Toronto 1* 1*
University of Waterloo 1* 1*
McGill University 4 4
University of Alberta 5 5
Université de Montréal 6 7
Simon Fraser University 7 6
University of Ottawa 8* 16
Queen's University 8* 8
University of Calgary 10 9
McMaster University 11 10
Western University 12 13
Concordia University 13 17
Carleton University 14 12
University of Victoria 15 11
University of Manitoba 16 N/A
Dalhousie University 17 15
University of Guelph 18 N/A
University of Saskatchewan 19* 19
York University 19* 14

An * indicates a tie.


If you don't see the school you're interested in on this list, don't worry! Rankings aren't everything. You should choose the right school for you based on what's important to you. That could be the school's location, size, extracurriculars, and more.


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