Simon Fraser University Rankings of Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a publicly funded research university in British Columbia. Burnaby hosts its main campus, but it also has campuses in Surrey and Vancouver. SFU runs its undergraduate and graduate programs on a three-semester basis throughout the year.

About Simon Fraser University

PROS

  • Students at SFU highlight the extensive variety of residence options provided by the university. In total there are 5 distinct halls for undergraduate students and 2 for graduate students.
  • Well -organized curriculums and expert teachers are some of the students’ most recurring descriptions of their experience at SFU.
  • Those thinking about studying at SFU can do so in the confidence that this university is consistently ranked among the global top 300.

CONS

  • Numerous students have expressed their disappointment that the Surrey campus doesn’t host workshops like those that can be found in the main Burnaby campus.

Latest ranking updates for Simon Fraser University
  • 27 Apr, 2022: New edition of THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3). Simon Fraser University ranked #201.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Simon Fraser University ranks 101 in the latest THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6) from THE Times Higher Education, UK.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE University Impact Rankings - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG9) with Simon Fraser University in position 101.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education with Simon Fraser University in position 101.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for Simon Fraser University

Anthropology
#17 
Social Studies & Humanities
Law
#36 
Law
Business
#96 
Business
Education
#101 
Education
Art & Design
#101 
Arts Visual & Performing
English Language & Literature
#101 
Languages & Literature
Communication & Media Studies
#101 
Journalism & Media Studies
Statistics
#101 
Mathematics
Public Health
#101 
Medicine & Health
Computer Science & Information Systems
#114 
Computer Science

University rankings

    • #1 
    • #1 
    MacLeans University Rankings
    [Published 07 October, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #16 
    Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities
    [Published 25 January, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #3 
    Research Infosource: Canada's Top Research Universities Comprehensive
    [Published 25 January, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #201 
    THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 02 September, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #298 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 08 June, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #301 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #313 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #301 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #267 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #393 
    Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
    [Published 10 June, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #422 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #372 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #334 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #245 
    RUR Research Performance Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2020]
    • #46 
    • #308 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - US & Canada
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #497 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 02 June, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #47 
    UniRank 4icu - World Ranking
    [Published 30 January, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #126 
    NTU North America
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #47 
    UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 30 January, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #142 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #101 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - No Poverty (SDG1)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Zero Hunger (SDG2)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Quality Education (SDG4)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Gender Equality (SDG5)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #401 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG9)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Reducing Inequalities (SDG10)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #8 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #11 
    • #301 
    Agricultural Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #218 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #6 
    • #101 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #151 
    Arts and Humanities
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]

Business

    • #12 
    • #201 
    Accounting & Finance
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #96 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #201 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #176 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #158 
    Economics & Business
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Management
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #101 
    Public Administration
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Computer Science

    • #6 
    • #126 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #231 
    Computer Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #114 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #418 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Education

    • #7 
    • #101 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #180 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #11 
    • #201 
    Education
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Engineering

    • #14 
    • #201 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #21 
    • #351 
    Electrical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #251 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #24 
    • #587 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #15 
    • #301 
    Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #5 
    • #101 
    Communication & Media Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Languages & Literature

    • #5 
    • #101 
    English Language & Literature
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #151 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Law

    • #1 
    • #36 
    Law
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Mathematics

    • #8 
    • #201 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #301 
    Mathematics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Statistics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Medicine & Health

    • #14 
    • #301 
    Clinical Medicine
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #401 
    Clinical Medicine
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Public Health
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #14 
    • #301 
    Biological Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #301 
    Biological Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #307 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #13 
    • #241 
    Biology & Biochemistry
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #451 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #199 
    Environmental Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #14 
    • #201 
    Environmental Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #201 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #57 
    • #355 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #70 
    • #545 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #301 
    Physics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #301 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #351 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #17 
    Anthropology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #4 
    • #45 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #35 
    Archaeology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #101 
    Economics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #201 
    Economics & Econometrics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #76 
    Geography
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #140 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #10 
    • #115 
    Philosophy
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Psychology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #151 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #192 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #17 
    • #201 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #126 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #152 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #101 
    Sociology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #150 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #10 
    • #201 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Student Reviews for Simon Fraser University

Student satisfaction:
4.2 (based on 1034 student reviews)

“Amazing university in terms of academic results and facilities provided. My only criticism would be that it lacks a lot of the social initiative that a lot of other universities have, like clubs, societies and so on. If this isn’t important for you however and you just want a great education, SFU could definitely be the right place for you.”

About Simon Fraser University

  • 50 Things to do at SFU
  • Here To Grow: Students
  • FHS Student Advice
  • Lien Yeung: SFU June 2021 Convocation Advice and Congratulations
  • A Day in the Life of a University Student in Canada - SFU

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. Simon Fraser University is ranked in position 165 for Northern America. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of Simon Fraser 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
3.7
Quality of Courses/Teaching
3.5
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
3.7
Financial Aid
3.6
Studying Remotely
3.7
Feeling of Inclusivity
4.1
Leisure
Quality of Life
3.1
Student Clubs/Associations
3.6
Sports Culture
3.6
Dating Scene
2.9
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
3.7
Safety on Campus
3.9
Location
3.5
Accessibility for Disabled Students
3.7
Food on Campus
3.5
Housing
3.3

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Trimesters
Programs:
Presential, distance learning, study abroad, financial aid
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities, housing
University Size:
 students: 34990; staff: 1095
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions rate:
80-90%
Admissions:
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades, men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
1965
students:
34990
undergraduates:
29591
postgraduates:
5399
academic staff:
1095
Telephone:
+1 (778) 782 6930
Fax:
+1 (778) 782 4969
Address:
8888 University Drive
V5A1S6, Burnaby
Canada
Website:
https://www.sfu.ca/
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Simon Fraser University ranks #16 in Canada in our meta ranking of 117 university rankings. See rankings of all 102 universities in Canada.

Simon Fraser University ranks #1 in Burnaby in our meta ranking.

Simon Fraser 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 39 rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University achieved #1 in MacLeans University Rankings. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 117 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University achieved the highest ranking for Social Studies & Humanities. It is ranked #17 in URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject (Anthropology). See all subject rankings for Simon Fraser University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 117 university rankings Simon Fraser University ranks #1 among universities in Burnaby and #16 among universities in Canada. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

In our meta ranking Simon Fraser University ranks #16 among all universities in Canada and University of Toronto ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.

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

Simon Fraser University ranks for Education (Education) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #6 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #11 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Business (Business) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #5 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #14 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #5 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #5 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'QS World University Rankings By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Mathematics (Statistics) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Medicine & Health (Public Health) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #7 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Agriculture (Agriculture) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #11 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University ranks for Law (Law) #1 among universities in Burnaby and #1 among universities in Canada. It is ranked in 'ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking'. See all rankings of Simon Fraser University.