The latest rankings of Canadian universities and colleges by the magazine Maclean’s have been published. The rankings are divided into three categories: Medical/doctoral universities that offer doctoral programmes and medical courses, Comprehensive universities that provide undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and do a significant amount of research, and Primarily Undergraduate institutions that emphasise undergraduate teaching rather than research or postgraduate studies.
The methodology is based on five broad categories:
Students (28%); indicators include national academic awards, student-faculty ratio and student satisfaction
Faculty (20%); awards and research grants
Resources (22%); funds per student, research funds, budget for library services, and library resources for acquisitions
Student support (15%) student services and scholarships and bursaries
Reputation (15%) based on a survey of faculty, university administrators and business leaders.
The top five institutions in each category are:
- McGill University
- University of Toronto
- University of British Columbia
- McMaster University
- Queen’s University
- Simon Fraser University
- University of Victoria
- University of Waterloo
- University of Guelph
- Carleton University
Primarily Undergraduate Universities
- Mount Allison University
- Lethbridge University
- Acadia University
- Saint Mary’s University
- University of Northern British Columbia.