UNIVERSITIES

READING THE RANKINGS

From class size to student services, a complete guide to the facts and figures behind the Maclean's rankings

November 24 1997
UNIVERSITIES

READING THE RANKINGS

From class size to student services, a complete guide to the facts and figures behind the Maclean's rankings

November 24 1997

READING THE RANKINGS

From class size to student services, a complete guide to the facts and figures behind the Maclean's rankings

STUDENT BODY

The quality and dedication of students have an enormous impact on the learning environment. Maclean’s not only takes two measures of entering grades, but also calculates the success of the student body at winning national awards and at graduating within a reasonable time frame. The university’s drawing power from other regions is measured as well.

AVERAGE ENTERING GRADE

Medical/Doctoral

E3

in

E5

m

m

Queen’s

McGill

UBC

Toronto

Dalhousie

Laval

McMaster

Montréal

Saskatchewan

Western

Ottawa

Alberta

Sherbrooke

Manitoba

Calgary

86.8%

85.5%

85.4%

84.8%

83.1%

82.9%

82.5%

81.7%

81.3%

80.3%

79.3%

79.1%

78.1%

77.3%

76.8%

Comprehensive

Waterloo

84%

Simon Fraser

83.3%

Guelph

83%

Victoria

81.7%

Memorial

81.1%

York

80.1%

Carleton

78.2%

Regina

77.7%

Windsor

77.1%

ET1

New Brunswick

76.8%

BQ Concordia

76%

is

UQAM

74.4%

Trois-Rivières

74%

Students are enriched by the input of their peers. Here are the average final-year grades of freshman students entering from high school or Quebec’s CEGEP system.

PROPORTION WHO GRADUATE

Percentage of full-time second-year undergraduates who completed their degree within one year of the expected graduation date:

Medical/Doctoral

Primarily U ndergraduate

El

Mount Allison Wilfrid Laurier Acadia St. Thomas Winnipeg E¡E Mount Saint Vincent P3 St. Francis Xavier BFI Bishop’s CIP.E.I.

BT! Trent EJ Moncton Brock

EB Saint Mary’s EB Ryerson 0 Cape Breton (UCCB) EB Brandon EE Lethbridge Lakehead EE Nipissing E3 Chicoutimi

su HUII

g^J Laurentian PS Rimouski

85.1%

82.7%

81.2%

80.4%

79%

78.8%

78.8%

78.5%

78.5%

78.5%

77.9%

76.9%

76.3%

76.1%

76%

75.9%

75.8%

75%

75%

74.3%

73.5%

73.5%

73.4%

Ü

m

m

m

m

ns

m

Queen’s

McGill

Dalhousie

Toronto

McMaster

Alberta

Ottawa

Montréal

UBC

Western

Laval

Sherbrooke

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

[Q Calgary

92

91.5

90

87.1 85.9

85.2

85.2

82.3 82.2 80.1

75.1

72.4

69.5

64.2 56.1

Primarily

Undergraduate

Moncton 3 Wilfrid Laurier !j|]| St. Francis Xavier 3 Acadia 3 Brock 3 Bishop’s

EE2 Trent 3 Mount Allison 3 Lakehead

90.9

82.4

79.9

79.4

79.4 79.2

79.1

78.4

77.1

Cape Breton (UCCB) 76.2

Comprehensive

BP Victoria 87

BE Guelph 83.2

0 Waterloo 81.8

BE3 Simon Fraser 81.6

M York 81.2

m Windsor 79.7

B UQAM 79.1

0 Trois-Rivières 74.4

EH New Brunswick 72.4

0 Carleton 71.6

0 Concordia 62.1

H Regina 60.7

Memorial 56.5

m Rimouski Saint Mary’s ET Chicoutimi 3 Lethbridge EES Ryerson ES Hull FF1 p.E.i.

"”3 Brandon

76.1

74.2

73.6

71.2

71.1

70.6

69.3

66.1

Mount Saint Vincent 62.8 11 Laurentian 62.2

Rjl St. Thomas 54.7

3 Winnipeg 41.7

111 Nipissing N/A

PROPORTION WITH 75% OR HIGHER

As a measure of how bright students enrich the learning environment, Maclean’s considers the percentage of incoming students from high school or CEGEP with averages of 75 per cent or higher.

M ed ical / Doctora 1 PER CENT äs

Queen s McGill Toronto Ml UBC H3 Dalhousie 0 Western Q McMaster El Montréal El Saskatchewan PTÜ Alberta Q3 Laval ÍS Ottawa ÍS Sherbrooke m Calgary QManitoba

Comprehensive PER CENT

Simon Fraser 10 Guelph 0 Waterloo K3 Victoria El Memorial 0 York ■¡Carleton El New Brunswick K3 Regina ED Concordia Ö Windsor ES UQAM E0 Trois-Rivières

m

m

El

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT

Wilfrid Laurier 94.2

Mount Allison 88.8

Acadia 78.8

St. Thomas 76.8

Moncton 73.2

Bishop’s 67.2

Mount Saint Vincent 65.5

Trent 65.5

P.E.I. 62.8

Winnipeg 62.4

St. Francis Xavier 60.9

Rimouski 58.2

Brock 57

Ryerson 55.3

Hull 54.9

Lethbridge 54.1

Lakehead 52.1

Brandon 49.7

Saint Mary’s 49.6

Chicoutimi 47.8

Nipissing 47.1

Laurentian 43.8

Cape Breton (UCCB) 35

STUDENT BODY

OUT OF PROVINCE (FIRST YEAR)

Percentage of students from other provinces:

Medical/Doctoral

Dalhousie McGill HO Queen’s Ottawa UBC Calgary Laval Montréal Alberta |g Manitoba m Sherbrooke Hj Western ES Saskatchewan EQ Toronto S McMaster

32.6

31.1

19

13.3

10.4

8.9 8

7.9 6.2

4.2

3.8

3.8 3.1

2.8

2.3

Comprehensive

New Brunswick 19.8

Carleton 19.5

Concordia 16.3

Victoria 13.3

EQ Simon Fraser 11.3

iü Waterloo 7.4

Kf Regina 3.5

m Memorial 2.3

UQAM 2.1

3 Guelph 2

I York 1.7

3 Windsor 1.3

¡ Trois-Rivières 0.4

Primarily

Undergraduate

60.1

56.3

35.2

31.2

27.5

19.5

Mount Allison Bishop’s Acadia

BSt. Francis Xavier St. Thomas P.E.I.

Mount Saint Vincent 15 Saint Mary’s 14.2

Lethbridge 13.2

g| Cape Breton (UCCB) 8.8 8.6 8

6.9 4

3.6 3.4

EQ Moncton Brandon Hull

fQ Lakehead Trent

Laurentian Ryerson Winnipeg HP Chicoutimi JjjQ Wilfrid Laurier j|| Nipissing E2 Rimouski Brock

3.3

2.3 2.1 1.5

1.4 1.2 0.3

INTERNATIONAL(GRADUATE)

Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

Medical/Doctoral

PER CENT

■I sasxatchewan 28.3 EE McGill 23.8

I UBC 22.3

EQ Alberta 19

3 Laval 18.4

Queen’s 15.6

EQ Montréal 14.8

EZH Calgary 14.1 1

g[J Ottawa 14.1

I Manitoba 12.2

Eflflj Dalhousie 12.1

tfrfcll Sherbrooke 12.1

EQ Toronto 10.9

EQ Western 8.5

H McMaster 7.7

Comprehensive

PER CENT

EKJ VV II IUCDUI

EQ Memorial 24.9

■cl New Brunswick 21.8

EE3 Regina 21

EQj Victoria 18.5

EQ Concordia 18.3

■J Waterloo 16.8

3 Simon Fraser 16.4

HI Carleton 14.2

HI UQAM 14.2

EF1 Guelph 13.5

EQ Trois-Rivières 12.9

JM York 7.6

* INDICATES A TIE. Full description of the methodology, page 31.

STUDENT AWARDS

A reflection of students and their education, these figures show how many students, per 1,000, won national awards.

Medical/Doctoral

McGill 10.9

UBC 9

EQ Queen’s 8.9

3 Toronto 8.1

EQ McMaster 7.9

MM Laval 6.6

Montréal 6.4

Q Dalhousie 6.3

EQ Manitoba 6.2

¡3 Alberta 5.4

EQ Ottawa 5.2

Sherbrooke 4.9

Calgary 4.2

EQI Western 4.1

3 Saskatchewan 2.9

Comprehensive

Waterloo 8.3

EQ Guelph 5.9

Simon Fraser 5.5

Victoria 5.3

New Brunswick 4.7

EQ Carleton 4.4

Concordia 3.4

UQAM 3

Trois-Rivières 2.8

m Regina 2.4

3 York 2.3

. Memorial 1.8

EQ Windsor 1.7

Primarily

Undergraduate

Acadia 3.9

Chicoutimi 3.6

St. Francis Xavier 3.6 Brandon 3.2

Mount Allison 3.2

Trent 2.9

Winnipeg 2.2

Bishop’s 2

P.E.I. 2

Lethbridge 1.9

|g[ Rimouski 1.9

Saint Mary’s 1.8

Laurentian 1.7

Lakehead 1.6

Brock 1.5

Ë23 Moncton 1.5

Wilfrid Laurier 1.2

Mount Saint Vincent 1.1 St. Thomas 0.9

g£| Ryerson 0.4

Cape Breton (UCCB) 0.2 g| Hull 0.2

Nipissing none

GLASSES

For undergraduates, the classroom is the front line of learning. Because tenure is a significant measure of a faculty member’s worth, Maclean’s measures the commitment of universities to placing tenured and tenure-stream professors at the head of first-year classes. In addition, the magazine takes into account the entire range of classes, placing them in six groups of ascending size and awarding points for the number of classes in each group: six points for each class in the smallest range, five for each In the next smallest and so on. The total points are divided by the number of classes to create a final score for each school.

Medical/Doctoral

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL

1 -25 26-50 51-100 101 -250 251 -500 over 500

I Sherbrooke McGill ~ Toronto Montréal Saskatchewan ■3 Ottawa______

KQueen’s Manitoba I Alberta

j Western

EQUBC

pMoalhousie

BEI Calgary___

Q McMaster

41.83 52.6 49.86 39.82

35.32

42.84 45.44 35.73

35.32 36.72 35.64

34.75

17.57

17.53

21.14

15.73

16.93

2.27

11.39

13.22

none

2.39

2.18

none

0.33

0.27

24.22 30.71 5.14 0.11

29.89

26.49

30.06

32.13 26.85

21.73 20.59 23.35 17.82

30.74

12.83

12.23

10.61

13.94

9.91

0.92

1.99

2.7

2.42

0.37

none

none

0.13

0.12

none

29.37

28.84

20.51

29.6

27.27

13.75

none

2.23

14.37

30.07

24.5

0.42

28.12

6.55

none

none

20.93 23.47

Comprehensive

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500

Ï Regina I Trois-Rivières I Concordia ■Q Ñew Brunswick > UQAM I Victoria ££ Windsor

.......Simon Fraser

Memorial Guelph York Carleton Waterloo

40.06 40.96 18.24 0.75 none

37.14 44.48 16.76 Í.3Í 0.23

41.84 27.89 22.98 6.5 0.79

none

1.6

24.5 51.73 22.97 0.8

38.08 28.66 20.84 10.82 411 24.13 19.63 12788

42.29 22.89 16.17 16.42

none

none

0.08

none

none

none

2.25 none

1.99

22.64 45.14 28.27 2.43 28.6 40.65 16.77 10.32

37.23 21.93 17.15 19.59 26.84 26.03 31.38 14.02 24.49 24.96 29.98 19.15

1.52

3.66

3.51

0.25

none

none

0.58

1.74

1.41

none

none

none

34.41

19.8

21.54

22

15.77

26.74

Primarily Undergraduate

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500

Trent

74.4 9.33 9.33

Bishop’s

58.56 30.82 10.62

5.86

none

0.87

none

0.22

none

Moncton

58.1 28.75 10.7 2.45 none

Rimouski

42.28

[Mount Saint Vincent I Brandon

50

52.73

50

33.03

7.72 none

16.51 0.46

27.27 15.45 4.55

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

Mount Allison

Cape Breton (UCCB) 48.6 29.44

48.15 30.37

21.03

18.52

0.93 none

2.96

¡P.E.I. Laurentian

48.98

47.86

30.2

30.95

17.14

16.67

3.27

4.52

none

Ó.4Í

none

none

none

none

none

none

St. Francis Xavier 48.79 26.67 21.82 2.73 none none

none none none

Lakehead

Chicoutimi jSt. Thomas ¡Acadia

54.51

33.6

22.32

53.07

14.16

13.33

7.94

41.36

36.22

32.98 25.65

none

none

1.07

none

none

45.14 16.49 2.16 none none

[Winnipeg

Hull

36.61

26.34

42.11

59792

19.45

13.74

1.83

none

Wilfrid Laurier

48.59 21.58 22.33 7.32

Saint Mary’s Lethbridge

34.17 44.86 15.93 5.03

none

none

0.Í9

none

39.01 33.69 19.15 8.16 none

none

none

none

none

none

EfflRverson

31 46.26 17.2 5.05

Brock

36.59 33.33 15.99 11.92

0.49

2.17

none

none

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL

Montréal

McGill

Queen’s

McMaster

Dalhousie

Western

Calgary

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Toronto

Alberta

Ottawa

ÜBC

Sherbrooke

Laval

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500

79.97 12.14 6.85 1.04 none none

81.4 8.97 7.36 2.Ï6 0.Í1 none

78.85 13.46 5.87 1.82 none none

77.96 12.19 7.43 2.42 none none

72.84 17.04 9.14 0.99 none none

72.57 18 7.74 1.68 none none

66.95 26.95 4.88 1.22 none none

70.6 19.55 8.51 1.34 none none

66.71 27.09 4.85 1.03 0.32 none

71.95 Ï7.17 8.69 1.97 0.16 0.05

69.71 17.24 10.49 2.55 none none

59.35 25.92 14.05 0.68 none none

60.36 24.16 12.04 3 03 0.41 none

52.73 35.06 12.21 none none none

57.52 24.59 14.74 3.15 none none

Primarily Undergraduate

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT THIRD AND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL

Bishop’s

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500

91.37 8.63 none none none none

Mount Allison 87.44 10.59 1.97 none none none

;■ Winnipeg Brock

86.4

85.07

11.84

12.05

1.75

2.88

none

none

none

none

none

none

Lethbridge Saint Mary’s

83.4 13.83

81.63 17.35

2.77

1.02

none none none

none none none

Brandon

I Cape Breton (UCCB) Moncton Laurentian i Ni pissing ¡Acadia

80.53 18.58 0.44 0.44 none none

none

79.44 15.89 4.67

75.17

(Wilfrid Laurier jP.E.I.

¡Trent

! St. Francis Xavier

75.6

23.47

22.39

1.36 none none none

2.02

80.08

80.66

73.2

12.64

12.38

17.87

7.28

6.38

8.93

none

none

0.58

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

■33

Mount Saint Vincent 62.07 St. Thomas Chicoutimi Lakehead Rimouski

69.89

62.16

36.78 20.43

33.78

1.15 none none none

9.68

4.05

none

none

none

none

none

none

57.58

44.74

33.2

50

7.79 1.43 none none

5.26 none none

Ryerson

Hull

48.66 40.92 9.25 1.17 none

none

none

37.66 52.6 9.74 none none none

CLASSES TAUGHT BY TENURED FACULTY

Percentage of first-year classes taught by tenured or tenure-track professors:

Medical/Doctoral

PER CENT

■niLaval 71.8

Bll Western 71.1

B Manitoba 67.9

BQ McMaster 65.9

B Toronto 65.2

Dalhousie 64.8

¡Ü Ottawa 59.1

■El McGill 54.6

BO Saskatchewan 54.4 WM Montréal 54.2

ES Calgary 48.1

gü Alberta 47.7

gSJUBC 43.3

gO Sherbrooke 40.8

jgyi Queen’s 40.4

Comprehensive

j York 94.1

■El Windsor 73.9

■El Memorial 71.6

New Brunswick 68.8

Guelph 63.2

[Carleton 57.6

BH Concordia 52.7

BO Trois-Rivières 49.6

j Waterloo 42.1

2 Regina 39.7

EO UQAM 39.6

gO Victoria 38.1

ifci Simon Fraser 37

Primarily

Undergraduate

Brandon 85.2

St. Francis Xavier 83.9 Mount Allison 79.5

¡Bishop’s 74.7

Mount Saint Vincent 72.7 ¡Winnipeg 67.5

Ryerson 66.6

Nipissing 64.1

St. Thomas 63.6

EH Laurentian 62.4

gH Lethbridge 62.4

0 Cape Breton (UCCB) 60.9 Brock 60

¡2 Rimouski 58.6

^0Acadia 58.3

|| Trent 56.9

¡flP.E.I. 54.7

gSaint Mary’s 54.3

PlilChicoutimi 51.9

Ej Lakehead 50.6

2JHUII 48.1

EO Moncton 42.8

Jg^klWilfrid Laurier 40.5

FACULTY

The calibre of the faculty is vital to the students’ own development. Maclean’s calculates the percentage of faculty with a PhD degree. It also measures their success at winning national awards and peer-adjudicated grants from the three main federal granting agencies, as well as from the Canada Council.

FACULTY WITH PhDs

FACULTY AWARDS

Medical/Doctoral

EJUBC

PI McMaster Toronto 3 Ottawa McGill Queen’s Erl Alberta ■5 Dalhousie Manitoba Laval Montréal Calgary EE] Western EEJ Saskatchewan ¿J Sherbrooke

Comprehensive

PER CENT

York

¡¡¡¡I Waterloo Guelph Simon Fraser Victoria Windsor Carleton Concordia UQAM Ej] New Brunswick BU Regina ES Trois-Rivières Memorial

Percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD degree:

Primarily

Undergraduate

PER CENT

Saint Mary’s 94

Acadia 92.9

Brock 91.3

St. Francis Xavier 89.5 Wilfrid Laurier 88.1

Lethbridge 86.1 f

St. Thomas 85.9

Trent 85.6

Brandon 85.1

Mount Allison 83.2

Lakehead 80.1

Nipissing 79.2

Laurentian 78.7

Mount Saint Vincent 77.8 Winnipeg 77.6

Rimouski 72.2

P.E.I. 71.8

Chicoutimi 71.1

Hull 70.8

Bishop’s 61.5

Moncton 61.2

Cape Breton (UCCB) 45.6 Ryerson 40.4

Medical/Doctoral

Toronto 7.1

McGill 6.2

Montréal 5.9

UBC 5.5

El Queen’s 5.4

B McMaster 5.3

Sherbrooke 4.4

KÈJ Laval 3.9

El Manitoba 3.9

Bj Alberta 3.2

Ottawa 2.4

1 Western 2.2

Saskatchewan 2.1 Calgary 1.8

Dalhousie

Comprehensive

Simon Fraser 3.7

York 3.6

UQAM 2.4

Waterloo 2.1

Victoria 1.9

Windsor 1.5

Carleton 1.4

Concordia 1.2

Guelph 0.8

Trois-Rivières 0.7

Regina 0.5

Memorial 0.2

New Brunswick none

These figures show the number of full-time professors, per 1,000, who have won national awards.

Primarily

Undergraduate

E

g

Winnipeg

Trent

Acadia

Saint Mary’s

Wilfrid Laurier

Brock

Lakehead

Bishop’s

Brandon

4.1 3

2

1.9

1.4

1.2 0.8

none

none

m

El

El Cape Breton (UCCB) none El Chicoutimi Hull

Laurentian Lethbridge Moncton Mount Allison Mount Saint Vincent none ÊJ Nipissing none

P.E.I. none

El Rimouski none

Ryerson none

St. Francis Xavier none

none

none

none

none

none

none

B

St. Thomas

none

FACULTY

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES GRANTS

Below are the average size and number of peer-adjudicated research grants from both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Council. The size of grants is listed per eligible full-time faculty member, the number of grants is per 100 eligible full-time faculty members. The ranking reflects a weighted average of the two.

Medica 1 /Doctora I

UBC $5,747

McMaster 6,680

B McGill 5,621

Montréal 5,701

Toronto 5,320

Laval 4,732

Kl Alberta 5,097

Queen’s 3,304

Ottawa 3,781

Western 2,337

Dalhousie 2,093

0p Sherbrooke 2,391

RM Manitoba 1,894

REI Saskatchewan 2,236 Calgary 1,462

28.4 23.47 26.69 22.9 I

22.53 18.43 15.36 21.92

17.05 14.62

11.54 8.22 7.92 6.11 9.12

Comprehensive

Simon Fraser $5,897 Mi UQAM 4,144

B York 4,201

KJ Carleton 2,753

B Waterloo 2,369

Guelph 2,483

Victoria 2,754

Concordia 2,011

KZ3 New Brunswick 1,289 IU~j Trois-Rivières 1,596

E0 Windsor 1,158

IJ3 Regina 936

Memorial 649

24.68

17.92

17.23

16.28

16.95

16.13

13.45

11.41

8.77

7.46

4.69

3.97

4.37

Primarily Undergraduate

HO Trent $2,490

K Winnipeg 3,763 B Rimouski 2,072 HQ Wilfrid Laurier 1,631 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1,260 Má Acadia 1,205

1 Lethbridge 1,300 B St. Francis Xavier 1,004

Hull

Lakehead Saint Mary’s Brock

Mount Allison P.E.I.

St.Thomas

917

867

744

723

755

652

448

Mount Saint Vincent 468

Bishop’s

Chicoutimi

Laurentian

Ryerson

Moncton

Brandon

507

502

730

583

484

298

307

20.14

11.59

12.93

13.47

6.67 6.56 5.71 7

7.41

6.67 5.37 4.94 4.55 4.65 5.8 5.47 5.13 5.07 2.86 2.49 2.69 2.11

1.41

MEDICAL/SCIENCE GRANTS

Here are the average size and number of peer-adjudicated research grants from both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Medical Research Council. The size of grants is listed per eligible full-time faculty member; the number of grants is per 100 eligible full-time faculty members. The ranking reflects a weighted average of the two.

Medical/ Doctoral

Comprehensive

Alberta E UBC E McGill ËJ Queen’s E Toronto E Western

B Montréal

McMaster BEI Laval IT! Ottawa IS Dalhousie IS Manitoba gl Sherbrooke 27,378 JU Saskatchewan 26,457

$61,906

61,266

63,128

59,749

53,539

47,354

47,960

44,995

44,739

35,068

37,001

31,283

26,695

145.89

145.58

112.97

114.87

126.02

118.3

114.52

106.76

97.85

92.07

84.21

77.73 65.13 62.29

58.74

Victoria $55,851 York 62,950

REI Simon Fraser 43,820 El Waterloo 45,349 E Guelph 42,473

B Carleton 49,398 Concordia 30,313 Windsor 25,129 E UQAM 19,392

g3 New Brunswick 20,781 Trois-Rivières 19,652 IB Regina 15,231 E| Memorial 15,906

146.33

114.94

132.73

128.72

129.87

109.13

105.37

95.2

74.88 68.63 64.91 68.85

50.89

Primarily

Undergraduate

Lethbridge

Trent

Saint Mary’s Brock

Mount Allison

$21,682

22,640

19,298

18,927

16,116

■j St. Francis Xavier 14,939 E Rimouski 11,354 3 Hull 12,575

3 Chicoutimi 12,259 3 Winnipeg 8,720 |fl Laurentian 11,550 Lakehead 9,699 Acadia 7,366

Wilfrid Laurier 7,149 Brandon 4,166

Ryerson 4,525

Moncton 3,642 Mount Saint Vincent 3,092 |S Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,842 Ep-E-I3,622

Bishop’s 1,861 Nipissing none

St. Thomas N/A

93.75

86.27

74.42

74.19

74.19 59.26

63.83 56.25 51.9 62.96 48.7 46.15 43.94 37.5 28.13 19.55

19.83 20.69 16.67 14.29 11.11 none N/A

FINANCES

The financial resources at a university's disposal determine its ability to provide students with many valuable opportunities. Maclean’s measures the size of the operating budget per weighted full-time-equivalent student, as well as the percentage of the budget devoted to student services and to scholarships and bursaries.

OPERATING BUDGET

Medical/Doctoral

Tl Toronto $7,770

B McGill 7,130

90 Western 7,084

Mí Laval 7,006

m Alberta 6,672

90 UBC 6,600

E Manitoba 6,565

90 Calgary 6,405

0 McMaster 6,377

Bui Ottawa 6,351

EH Dalhousie 6,340

gy Queen’s 6,047

E0 Saskatchewan 6,034 PU Montréal 5,988

y Sherbrooke 5,844

Comprehensive

Regina $8,994 ; Memorial 7,957 90 Simon Fraser 7,505 ! Victoria 7,073 Guelph 6,873 90 Carleton 6,850 Waterloo 6,821 Windsor 6,814 York 6,237

gy New Brunswick 6,177 gH Trois-Rivières 5,897 133 Concordia 5,692 L UQAM 5,143

These figures show the size of operating expenditures per weighted full-timeequivalent student.

Primarily

Undergraduate

1 P.E.I. $10,170

0 Mount Allison 7,654

0 Lethbridge 7,261

9Q Moncton 7,001

B Winnipeg 6,930

Rimouski 6,922

Chicoutimi 6,775

jjjjjgj Laurentian 6,580

3 Lakehead 6,150

ggj Hull 6,101

IM Nipissing 5,952

St. Thomas 5,944

Bishop’s 5,862

^3 St. Francis Xavier 5,859 gy Trent 5,659

gy Mount Saint Vincent 5,586 5,584 5,571 5,236 5,031 4,507 4,034

gy Ryerson gy Acadia gy Brandon Saint Mary’s m Wilfrid Laurier

H Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,679

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

Medical/Doctoral

PER CENT j

■«I Queen’s 8.11

0 Toronto 7.77

3 Dalhousie 7.54

3 Montréal 6.88

90 UBC 6.06

B Alberta 5.98

Q Calgary 5.94

B Ottawa 5.26

B McGill 4.73

0 Western 4.69

lUn McMaster 3.81

0 Laval 3.65]

3 Saskatchewan 3.36 Manitoba 1.57

H Sherbrooke 0.91

Comprehensive

PER CENT

■ iUOAM *L41

93 Victoria 5.19

90 Simon Fraser 4.76 B Memorial 4.08

BYork 4.03

K3 Carleton 3.63 B Windsor 3.34 93 Waterloo 3.13 0 Guelph 2.59 gy Regina 1.75 U3 New Brunswick 1.4 gg Concordia 0.7 3 Trois-Rivières 0.33

* INDICATES A TIE.

Full description of the methodology, page 31.

Primarily

Undergraduate

PER CENT

KIst. Thomas 5.19

0Lakehead 4.15

93 St. Francis Xavier 3.7

9QAcadia 3.67

B| Mount Allison 3.14

□Wilfrid Laurier 2.86

9Q Laurentian 2.64

Bid Chicoutimi 2.41

■Saint Mary’s 2.39

Trent 2.39

Bishop’s 2.38

gy Mount saint Vincent 2.26 IS Moncton 2.21

gy Brock 2.11

g|| Nipissing 2.08

gy Winnipeg 1.88

a Lethbridge 1.78

g0 P.E.L 1.49

g0Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.17

Í3 Brandon 1.16

Ryerson 1.11

3 Rimouski 0.67

jsHujl 0.25

STUDENT SERVICES

Medical/Doctoral

I Toronto I UBC Ottawa Alberta Queen’s Dalhousie Western 90 Calgary

SO Sherbrooke 0 McGill III McMaster Laval

0 Montréal ggj Manitoba gy Saskatchewan

Comprehensive

PER CENT

York 90 Windsor Carleton Guelph

New Brunswick Memorial Simon Fraser m Concordia 90 Victoria gy Trois-Rivières Waterloo IS UQAM gy Regina

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to student

Primarily

Undergraduate

O Lethbridge 11.05

3 St. Thomas 8.85

U Winnipeg 7.52

E Bishop’s 6.54

0 Saint Mary’s 5.87

90 St. Francis Xavier 5.83

B Nipissing 5.54

Brandon 5.35

90 Mount Allison 5.21

0 Acadia 4.9

3 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.87 ¡Lakehead 4.72

E3 Laurentian 4.2

ES Trent 4.2

B Moncton 4.05

Ryerson 3.9

Wilfrid Laurier 3.86

ES Brock 3.72

ES Chicoutimi 3.71

E P.E.I. 3.62

Mount Saint Vincent 2.91 ^0 Rimouski 2.32

E Hull 2

LIBRARY

The library is the heart of many campuses. Maclean’s measures the commitment to library funding, as well as the collection’s size and currency.

TOTAL

LIBRARY

HOLDINGS

Medical/Doctoral

IN MILLIONS

Q Toronto 12.923

□ Alberta 9.029

□ UBC 7.431

Q Western 6.286

HR Queen’s 4.827

g Calgary 4.61

[| Montréal 4.398

□ McGill 4.238

Saskatchewan 4.015

03 Laval 3.993

03 Ottawa 3.307

McMaster 2.801

0 Manitoba 2.795

3 Dalhousie 1.606

03 Sherbrooke 1.587

HOLDINGS PER STUDENT

ACQUISITIONS

Medical/Doctoral

»¡1 Alberta W Queen's 02 Toronto

02 Western 01 Saskatchewan 01 UBC

01 Calgary

03 Laval Bf McGill

3 McMaster PCI Ottawa PH Dalhousie 03 Manitoba PEI Montréal Eg Sherbrooke

357

329

308

267

266

262

222

190

187

183

169

166

163

137

128

Comprehensive

New Brunswick 01 Memorial B Regina 03 Guelph 03 Victoria 11 Windsor 01 Carleton 01 Waterloo 01 York PHI Concordia PEI Simon Fraser PH Trois-Rivières EgUQAM

294

270

258

243

237

215

201

188

171

154

135

119

86

These figures show the number of print volumes in all campus libraries, divided by the number of full-time-equivalent students.

Primarily

Undergraduate

01 Brandon 361

01 St. Thomas 336

B Mount Allison 335

03 Moncton 276

0| Acadia 275

03 Lethbridge 273

0| St. Francis Xavier 239 0] Bishop’s 215

01 P.E.I. 202

D Nipissing 193

Ü1 Trent 191

PH Chicoutimi 185

Ü2 Wilfrid Laurier 184

PEI Laurentian 174

Saint Mary’s 168

03 Mount Saint Vincent 149 Hi Brock 135

03 Lakehead 132

PH Winnipeg 129

££2 Rimouski 120

El Cape Breton (UCCB) 113 PH Hull 75

g Ryerson 72

Medical/Doctoral

PER CENT

01 Sherbrooke 48.78

01 Dalhousie 45.15

B Saskatchewan 42.55 03 Queen’s 42.39

B McMaster 41.36

01 Laval 40.35

0| Alberta 38.83

B Western 36.64

01 Toronto 36.2

D McGill 34.41

PE Calgary 31.87

3 UBC 31

Q Montréal 30.75

PEI Ottawa 30.27 J

Eg Manitoba 28.91

Comprehensive

PER CENT j

0 Memorial 40.99

01 Victoria 40.63

B Simon Fraser 39.76

Q Guelph 38.11 f

0 Waterloo 36.6

B Windsor 35.04

01 Regina 34.86

O Trois-Rivières 34.78

01 UQAM 32.35

0 York 32.17

03 Carleton 30.88

PH Concordia 29.88

Eg New Brunswick 27.02

To gauge the currency of resources, Maclean’s measures the proportion of the library budget allocated to updating the university’s collection.

Primarily

Undergraduate

PER CENT

01 Hull 49.7

Q Lakehead 45.75

02 Mount Saint Vincent 40.47

02 Moncton 38.94 0| P.E.I. 38.4

01 Laurentian 37.86 01 St. Francis Xavier 37.47

Acadia 36.78

Wilfrid Laurier 36.02 PH Brock 35.82

PT Mount Allison 33.57 EH Ryerson 32.98 PH Bishop’s 32.17 E2 Rimouski 31.48 | PH Lethbridge 29.41 PH Nipissing 29.39 0| Trent 29.34

Saint Mary’s 29.08 ¡ Winnipeg 28.48 PH Cape Breton (UCCB) 28.2 El St. Thomas 27.02 PH Brandon 20.65 g Chicoutimi 20.42

EXPENSES

A measure of financial commitment, this indicator shows the percentage of the university budget devoted to maintaining library services.

Medical/Doctoral

PER CENT

P Toronto 10.72

01 UBC 8.16

02 Western 8

03 Queen's 7.75 J

03 Saskatchewan 7.23 03 Ottawa 6.78 ¡

01 Alberta 6.74

01 McMaster 6.46

02 Manitoba 6.36

PH Dalhousie 6.27

Q McGill 5.83

' - Montréal 5.64 I

PH Laval 5.33

03 Calgary 5.18

Eg Sherbrooke 4.8

Comprehensive

PER CENT

0 Memorial L81

0H Waterloo 7.53

B New Brunswick 7.18

□ Carleton 7.03

Q Victoria 6.9

03 Guelph 6.79

01 York 6.65

B Windsor 6.61

01 Simon Fraser 6.4

0 Concordia 6.24

PH Regina 5.48

PH UQAM 5.4

g Trois-Rivières 4.93

Primarily

Undergraduate

PER CENT

Q Bishop’s 9UB2

02 Trent 7.63

02 Acadia 7.05

02 Brock 6.87

BSt. Thomas 6.68 Mount Allison 6.44

01 Winnipeg 6.22

3 Saint Mary’s 6.13

02 Wilfrid Laurier 6.13

Eg Nipissing 6.05

Lakehead 6.02

St. Francis Xavier 5.92

H| Lethbridge 5.88

03 Laurentian 5.86

Eg Moncton 5.67

PH Mount Saint Vincent 5.43 EQ Hull 5.28

PH Chicoutimi 5.12

PH Rimouski 5.06

E2 Brandon 5.05

0 P.E.I. 4.98

PH Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.25

gg Ryerson 4.23

♦INDICATES A TIE.

Full description of the methodology, page 31.

REPUTATION

A solid reputation attracts the best students and professors—and gives graduates an enviable calling card. Maclean’s measures a school’s reputation with its own graduates through alumni donations.

In addition, editors solicited the opinion of more than 3,500 high-school guidance counsellors, university academics and chief executive officers across Canada.

NATIONAL

REPUTATIONAL

RANKING

Best Overall

WATERLOO

UBC

TORONTO

MCMASTER

ALBERTA

QUEENS

MCGILL

GUELPH

SIMON FRASER

ACADIA

CALGARY

VICTORIA

RYERSON

DALHOUSIE

MONTREAL

INDICATES A TIE.

Full description of the methodology, page 31.

ALUMNI SUPPORT

Percentage of alumni who made gifts to the university over a five-year period:

Medical/Doctoral

m

Toronto

McGill

Queen’s

Western

Dalhousie

Montréal

UBC

Sherbrooke Manitoba McMaster Calgary

El

IE

ED _______

ES Saskatchewan

IE EE3

Laval

Ottawa

Alberta

24.8

21.6

20.4

19.7

18.8 18.3

17.8

17.7

16.9

14.5

12.9 12 116

10.7

10.6

Comprehensive

UQAM

El Carleton Windsor New Brunswick Waterloo Guelph Memorial H Simon Fraser El York EE Concordia ÉIJ Trois-Rivières ES Victoria

28.8

27.2

19.2

18.4 17.8 16.6

15.2

13.5

13.3

12.3 12

9.9

2.4

Primarily

Undergraduate

Trent 38.4

Brandon 34.4

Moncton 32.1

! St. Francis Xavier 31.7 Bishop’s 31.4

Lakehead 24.8

Acadia 24.4

Cape Breton (UCCB) 23 I Wilfrid Laurier 20.3

EE Mount Allison 19.5

H Winnipeg 19.3

BHp.E.I. 19

U Saint Mary’s 17

m Rimouski 14.4

E St. Thomas 11.7

EE Lethbridge 11.3

EH Brock 9.9

Laurentian 9.7

EH Ryerson 9.5

PEI Hull 1.9

Chicoutimi 0.7

I Mount Saint Vincent! -Nipissing N/A

f Mount Saint Vincent did not provide this information, and was assigned a point score equal to the lowest in the Alumni Support indicator in the Primarily Undergraduate category

Most Innovative

WATERLOO

MCMASTER

UBC

SIMON FRASER

TORONTO

QUEEN’S

ALBERTA

GUELPH

ACADIA

MCGILL

VICTORIA

CALGARY

RYERSON

DALHOUSIE

MOUNT ALLISON

Highest Quality

QUEEN’S

MCGILL

TORONTO

WATERLOO

UBC

ALBERTA

MCMASTER

DALHOUSIE

MOUNT ALLISON

WESTERN

GUELPH

SIMON FRASER

MONTREAL

ACADIA

VICTORIA

Leaders of Tomorrow

WATERLOO

ALBERTA

GUELPH

UBC

MCMASTER

TORONTO

MCGILL

QUEEN’S

SIMON FRASER

CALGARY

RYERSON

ACADIA

SHERBROOKE

VICTORIA

MONTREAL

VALUE ADDED

Which universities get top marks for

going the distance with their students? In this attempt to find an output measure, consulting statistician Rose Anne Leonard juxtaposed two sets of figures. The

first includes measures related to the incoming student: average entering grade and the percentage of the entering students with averages of 75 per cent or higher. The second examines two measures of student achievement: proportion who graduate and student awards. Finally, Leonard identified those schools with the greatest difference between the two figures.

UQAM

Chicoutimi

Trois-Rivières

Rimouski

Cape Breton (UCCB)

Lakehead

Ottawa

Manitoba

Alberta

New Brunswick Saint Mary’s Laurentian Windsor Brandon

St. Francis Xavier

THE NEWEST UNIVERSITY

The University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George first opened its doors in 1994.

But while it offers a full program of undergraduate and graduate courses in five faculties, UNBC is too young to be included in the Maclean’s rankings. It would be meaningless, for instance, to measure the graduation rate of students or the level of alumni support. At this date, it is also unreasonable to gauge the success rates of students and faculty at winning national awards, which the magazine tallies over a five-year period.

Still, the following figures provide a glimpse into the workings of UNBC.

1-25

47.9

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT 1STAND 2ND-YEAR LEVEL

26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 Over 500

28.9 15.3 7.4 0.5 none

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT 3RDAND 4TH-YEAR LEVEL

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 Over 500

83.4 14 2.6 none none none

THE STUDENT WORKSHEET

After reading the charts on the previous pages, students are invited to customize their own shortlist of universities using the Maclean’s figures, choosing schools from any category.

UNIVERSITIES

Average

Entering

Grade

Proportion With 75% Or Higher

Proportion Who Graduate

Out Of Province (1st Year)

International

(Graduate)

Student

Awards

Class Sizes: 1st And 2nd Year Level

Class Sizes: 3rd And 4th Year Level

Classes Taught By Tenured Faculty

Faculty

With

PhDs

Awards Per Full-time Faculty

UNIVERSITIES

Social Sciences & Humanities Grants

Medical/ Science Grants

Operating Budget

Scholarships & Bursaries (Percentage Of Budget)

Student Services (Percentage Of Budget)

Total

Library

Holdings

Library

Holdings

Per

Student

Library

Acquisitions

Library

Expenses

Alumni

Support

Reputational Survey