Dalhousie University Rankings of Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University, known also as Dal, is a publicly funded research university in Halifax, Nova Scotia which has been ranked as one of the friendliest cities in the world. Dalhousie has more than 4,000 course options available for students, and 180 degree programs for both the undergraduate and the graduate.

About Dalhousie University

PROS

  • The university provides its own on -campus accommodation, but also provides a guidance service for renting in Halifax, which international students have found especially useful.
  • Dal has a website and mobile app that facilitates meal plan customization, meaning that students don’t have to commit to a meal plan they don’t always necessarily need.
  • A renowned research university, with long -term involvement in academic papers. Dal and its students also enjoy the benefits of strong university rankings.

CONS

  • Numerous students claim that the admissions process can be confusing, and they feel it could be simplified greatly.

Latest ranking updates for Dalhousie University
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Publication of THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7). Ranking position #101.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Dalhousie University ranks 101 in the latest THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3) update. Dalhousie University achieves place 34.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: New edition of THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6). Dalhousie University ranked #84.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for Dalhousie University

Physical Sciences
#72 
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
#92 
Social Studies & Humanities
Dentistry
#142 
Medicine & Health
Law
#151 
Law
Agriculture & Forestry
#151 
Agriculture
Education
#189 
Education
Environmental Engineering
#199 
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
#301 
Arts Visual & Performing
Management
#301 
Business
Computer Science
#401 
Computer Science

University rankings

    • #17 
    • #17 
    Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities
    [Published 25 January, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #251 
    THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 02 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #272 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 08 June, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #8 
    MacLeans University Rankings - Medical Doctoral Universities
    [Published 07 October, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #301 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #187 
    THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
    [Published 24 November, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #317 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #201 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #270 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #517 
    Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
    [Published 10 June, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #312 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #199 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #390 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #202 
    RUR Research Performance Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2020]
    • #5 
    • #109 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - US & Canada
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #382 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 02 June, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #99 
    NTU North America
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #22 
    • #192 
    UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 30 January, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #241 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #101 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #34 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #84 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #13 
    • #255 
    Agricultural Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #301 
    Agricultural Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #217 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Agriculture & Forestry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #15 
    • #301 
    Arts and Humanities
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]

Business

    • #21 
    • #551 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #401 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #301 
    Management
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Computer Science

    • #22 
    • #401 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #401 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #25 
    • #471 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Education

    • #7 
    • #189 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #15 
    • #201 
    Education
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Engineering

    • #15 
    • #401 
    Chemical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #25 
    • #401 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #21 
    • #433 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #22 
    • #451 
    Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #199 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #12 
    • #451 
    Materials Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #292 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #301 
    Mechanical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #493 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Law

    • #10 
    • #151 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]

Medicine & Health

    • #11 
    • #151 
    Clinical Medicine
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #216 
    Clinical Medicine
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #142 
    Dentistry
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #11 
    • #253 
    Immunology
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Nursing
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #151 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #151 
    Public Health
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #8 
    • #201 
    Biological Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #201 
    Biological Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #273 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #12 
    • #238 
    Biology & Biochemistry
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #301 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #301 
    Chemistry
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #401 
    Chemistry
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #101 
    Earth & Marine Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #144 
    Environmental Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #8 
    • #151 
    Environmental Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #101 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #72 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #8 
    • #201 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #53 
    • #321 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #71 
    • #562 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #19 
    • #551 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #19 
    • #501 
    Economics & Econometrics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #92 
    Philosophy
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #138 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Psychology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #201 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #251 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #197 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #18 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]

Student Reviews for Dalhousie University

Student satisfaction:
4.2 (based on 285 student reviews)

“Huge campus with a lot of potential for serious and ambitious students looking to excel in a large variety of subject areas. Here in Dalhousie you have close access to all your professors since there are so many teachers compared to students. The options available for degrees here are virtually limitless and I’m sure there is something for everyone.”

About Dalhousie University

  • Advice for your first year at Dalhousie University
  • #MyCanadaIs: Dalhousie University celebrates #Canada150

StuDocu Student Reviews

StuDocu has published the StuDocu World University Ranking, which is entirely based on student reviews. Over 100.000 students have reviewed over 1500 universities worldwide. Dalhousie University is ranked in position 117 for Northern America. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of Dalhousie University in comparison to the averages among all universities in Canada. For illustrative purposes we have transferred the original 10 point scale into a 5 star scale.

Studies
Overall score
4.1
Quality of Courses/Teaching
4.3
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
3.8
Financial Aid
3.6
Studying Remotely
3.7
Feeling of Inclusivity
4.1
Leisure
Quality of Life
4.3
Student Clubs/Associations
4.1
Sports Culture
3.4
Dating Scene
3.6
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
3.5
Safety on Campus
4.4
Location
4.7
Accessibility for Disabled Students
3.7
Food on Campus
3.4
Housing
3.9

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Semesters
Programs:
Presential, study abroad, financial aid
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities, housing
University Size:
 students: 19223; staff: 867
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions rate:
70-80%
Admissions:
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades, men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
1818
students:
19223
undergraduates:
14986
postgraduates:
4237
academic staff:
867
Telephone:
+1 902-494-2211
Fax:
+1 (902) 494 1630
Address:
6885 University Avenue
B3H 4H6, Halifax
Canada
Website:
https://www.dal.ca/
Social:

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FAQ

Dalhousie University ranks #9 in Canada in our meta ranking of 117 university rankings. See rankings of all 102 universities in Canada.

Dalhousie University ranks #2 in Halifax in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 6 universities in Halifax.

Dalhousie University is listed in Good University Guide Ireland - The Times, The Good University Guide - The Times, The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide - UK, MacLeans University Rankings, U-Ranking of Spanish Universities and more. See all 30 rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University achieved #8 in MacLeans University Rankings - Medical Doctoral Universities. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 117 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University achieved the highest ranking for Natural Sciences. It is ranked #38 in ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking (Oceanography). See all subject rankings for Dalhousie University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 117 university rankings Dalhousie University ranks #2 among universities in Halifax and #9 among universities in Canada. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

In our meta ranking Dalhousie University ranks #9 among all universities in Canada and University of Toronto ranks #1. See all rankings of universities in Halifax. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.

Dalhousie University ranks for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities) #1 among universities in Halifax and #15 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Law (Law) #1 among universities in Halifax and #10 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy) #1 among universities in Halifax and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems) #1 among universities in Halifax and #20 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Business (Management) #1 among universities in Halifax and #20 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Engineering (Environmental Engineering) #1 among universities in Halifax and #9 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences) #1 among universities in Halifax and #15 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Medicine & Health (Dentistry) #1 among universities in Halifax and #4 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry) #1 among universities in Halifax and #9 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University ranks for Education (Education) #1 among universities in Halifax and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Dalhousie University.