UNIVERSITIES 1999

Reading the Rankings

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

November 15 1999
UNIVERSITIES 1999

Reading the Rankings

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

November 15 1999

Reading the Rankings

UNIVERSITIES 1999

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

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

Medical Doctoral GRADE 1 Queen’s 87.1% 2 McGill 85.6% 3 UBC 85.2% *4 Dalhousie 85.1% *4 Toronto 85.1% 6 Laval 84.1% 7 Western 83.8% 8 McMaster 82.7% 9 Saskatchewan 82% 10 Montréal 81.7% 11 Sherbrooke 81.5% 12 Calgary 81.2% 13 Ottawa 80.3% 14 Manitoba 79.6% 15 Alberta 79.5%

Comprehensive GRADE 1 Waterloo 83.7% 2 Guelph 83.6% 3 Simon Fraser 83.5% 4 Victoria 82.6% 5 Memorial 81.1% 6 York 80.3% 7 Carleton 79% 8 Regina 78.8% 9 New Brunswick 78.3% 10 Windsor 77% 11 Concordia 76% 12 UQAM 75.6%

Primarily Undergraduate GRADE 1 Mount Allison 83.6% 2 Wilfrid Laurier 82.7% 3 St. Thomas 81.7% 4 Acadia 81.2% 5 St. Francis Xavier 80% 6 UNBC 79.7% 7 Winnipeg 79.4% 8 Bishop’s 79.1% 9 Mount Saint Vincent 78.6% 10 Cape Breton (UCCB) 77.9% 11 Trent 77.8% 12 Moncton 77.4% 13 Ryerson 77.3% *14 UPEI 77.2% *14 Saint Mary’s 77.2% *16 Brandon 76.7% *16 Lethbridge 76.7% 18 Nipissing 76.2% 19 Brock 76% *20 Lakehead 75% *20 Laurentian 75%

PROPORTION WHO GRADUATE Macleans measures the percentage of full-time secondyear undergraduates who completed their degree within one year of the expected graduation date.

PER CENT 1 Queen’s 92.2 2 McGill 91.6 3 Toronto 90 4 Dalhousie 88.6 5 UBC 86.8 6 Western 86.1 7 McMaster 85 8 Ottawa 83.4 9 Montréal 82.1 10 Manitoba 81.5 11 Alberta 81.1 12 Laval 79 13 Sherbrooke 74.8 14 Saskatchewan 73.9 15 Calgary 63.5

PER CENT 1 Guelph 87.9 *2 Victoria 80.6 *2 Waterloo 80.6 4 York 78.8 5 Windsor 78.4 6 Simon Fraser 77 7 UQAM 74.2 8 New Brunswick 72.3 9 Carleton 69.2 10 Concordia 68.9 11 Memorial 67.1 12 Regina 50.2

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Moncton 92.7 2 Trent 89.8 3 Wilfrid Laurier 83.1 4 Saint Mary’s 81.6 5 MountAllison 81.5 6 Lethbridge 80.9 7 Lakehead 80.3 8 Cape Breton (UCCB) 79.4 9 Brock 78 10 Bishop’s 77.5 11 St. Francis Xavier 76.4 12 Ryerson 74.4 13 Acadia 74.3 14 Mount Saint Vincent 68.2 15 Laurentian 67 16 UPEI 66.5 17 Brandon 61.5 *18 St. Thomas 50.2 *18 Winnipeg 50.2 - Nipissing N/A - UNBC N/A

Nipissing (established in 1992) and UNBC (opened in 1994) are exempted from reporting information for this indicator. Since this measure tracks the path of second-year students until graduation, the relative youth of the two schools precludes them from responding. Their overall scores are calculated on the remaining indicators.

PROPORTION WITH 75% OR HIGHER

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

Medical Doctoral 1 McGill 99.3 2 UBC 99 3 Queen’s 98.8 4 Toronto 97.9 5 Dalhousie 95.8 6 Western 95.7 7 McMaster 89.9 8 Laval 84.2 9 Montréal 81.5 10 Saskatchewan 80.4 11 Calgary 74.9 12 Ottawa 74.6 13 Alberta 73.9 14 Manitoba 71.2 15 Sherbrooke 66.2

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Guelph 98.5 2 Simon Fraser 95.5 3 Victoria 91.9 4 Waterloo 88.3 5 Memorial 79.4 6 York 75.1 7 Concordia 69.4 8 New Brunswick 66.7 9 Carleton 66.4 10 Regina 63.3 11 Windsor 51.9 12 UQAM 51.3

1 Wilfrid Laurier 95.2 2 Moncton 82.3 3 Acadia 79.1 4 Mount Allison 76.9 5 St. Thomas 74.5 6 Bishop’s 70.3 7 St. Francis Xavier 69.8 8 UNBC 65.2 9 Mount Saint Vincent 62.6 10 Ryerson 62.3 11 Winnipeg 61.3 12 UPEI 60.6 13 Saint Mary’s 59 14 Lethbridge 57 Brock 55.2 Trent 55.2 17 Nipissing 52 18 Lakehead 49.4 19 Laurentian 46.9 20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 46.4 21 Brandon 40.7

STUDENT BODY

OUT OF PROVINCE (FIRST YEAR)

Percentage of students from other provinces:

Medical Doctoral PER CENT 1 Dalhousie 32.6 2 McGill 29.9 3 Queen’s 18.6 4 Ottawa 15.7 5 Calgary 11 6 Alberta 10.4 7 Laval 9.7 8 Western 8.2 9 Montréal 7.9 10 UBC 6.5 11 Saskatchewan 6.4 12 Manitoba 4.8 13 Toronto 3.6 14 Sherbrooke 3.2 15 McMaster 1.7

Comprehensive 1 New Brunswick 20.3 2 Concordia 15.5 3 Carleton 13.1 4 Victoria 12.9 5 Waterloo 8.2 6 Simon Fraser 7.8 7 UQAM 4.3 8 Regina 3.9 9 Memorial 3.4 10 Windsor 1.7 11 York 1.6 12 Guelph 1.5

1 Mount Allison 65.1 2 Bishop’s 46.3 3 Acadia 38.5 4 St. Thomas 33.7 5 St. Francis Xavier 30.4 6 UPEI 18.5 7 Lethbridge 16.1 8 Mount Saint Vincent 15 9 Saint Mary’s 13.9 10 Moncton 8.4 11 UNBC 8.1 12 Brandon 6.7 13 Cape Breton (UCCB) 6.6 14 Trent 5.3 15 Lakehead 4.2 16 Ryerson 3.2 17 Laurentian 2.4 18 Nipissing 2.2 19 Winnipeg 1.7 20 Wilfrid Laurier 1 21 Brock 0.9

INTERNATIONAL (GRADUATE)

Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

Medical Doctoral PER CENT 1 Saskatchewan 25.1 2 McGill 22.2 3 Alberta 19.7 *4 UBC 19 *4 Queen’s 19 6 Laval 18.5 7 Montréal 15.2 8 Dalhousie 13.8 9 Ottawa 13.1 *10 Manitoba 12.2 *10 Sherbrooke 12.2 12 Calgary 11.2 13 Toronto 10.8 14 Western 9.2 15 McMaster 8

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Windsor 38 2 Memorial 23.1 3 Regina 21.9 4 Victoria 21.3 5 New Brunswick 20.6 6 Waterloo 19.9 7 Simon Fraser 17.3 8 Concordia 16.3 9 UQAM 12.4 10 Guelph 12 11 Carleton 11.8 12 York 8.6

STUDENT AWARDS The five-year tally of the number of students, per 1,000, who have won national awards.

Medical Doctoral McGill 9.2 Queen’s 7.8 UBC 7.6 Toronto 7.4 McMaster 7 Dalhousie 6.5 Laval 5.8 *8 Alberta 5.3 *8 Montréal 5.3 10 Manitoba 5 11 Ottawa 4.6 12 Western 4.1 13 Sherbrooke 3.8 14 Calgary 3.6 15 Saskatchewan 2.1

1 Waterloo 6.8 2 Guelph 5.7 3 Carleton 4.7 4 Simon Fraser 4.5 5 Victoria 4.4 6 New Brunswick 4.1 *7 Concordia 3.1 *7 UQAM 3.1 9 York 2.5 10 Regina 2.4 11 Memorial 1.8 12 Windsor 1.5

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Acadia 3.8 2 Mount Allison 3.7 3 St. Francis Xavier 3 4 Trent 2.5 5 UPEI 2.2 6 Winnipeg 2.1 *7 Lethbridge 1.6 *7 Moncton 1.6 *9 Bishop’s 1.5 *9 Laurentian 1.5 *9 Saint Mary’s 1.5 12 Brandon 1.4 *13 Brock 1.2 *13 Lakehead 1.2 15 Wilfrid Laurier 1.1 16 Mount Saint Vincent 0.8 17 UNBC 0.7 18 Ryerson 0.5 19 St. Thomas 0.4 20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 0.3 21 Nipissing 0.1

CLASSES

For undergraduates, the classroom is the front line of learning. Because tenure is a significant measure of a faculty member’s worth, Macleans 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, grouped by size, at firstand second-year level 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Sherbrooke 48.58 28.34 19.94 3.14 none none 2 UBC 52.49 24.4 10.48 11 1.55 0.09 3 Western 46.87 26.29 16.13 8.64 1.95 0.12 4 McGill 49.4 19.44 17.16 11.73 2.06 0.22 5 Montréal 38.97 23.32 31.67 5.88 0.16 none 6 Saskatchewan 37.43 29.89 22.37 9.36 0.96 none 7 Ottawa 37.9 28.57 21.84 11.45 0.24 none 8 Toronto 46.92 18.88 15.38 16.05 2.43 0.34 9 Alberta 39.92 26.84 17.9 13.77 1.57 none 10 Queen’s 43.38 18.05 21.03 15.07 2.48 none *11 Laval 33.95 26.9 29.28 9.35 0.53 none *11 Manitoba 36.6 26.53 22.02 14.06 0.8 none 13 Dalhousie 31 26.7 28.96 12.9 0.23 0.23 14 Calgary 28.75 29.1 26.78 14.2 1.16 none 15 McMaster 24.8 29.27 18.09 22.97 4.88 none

Comprehensive Percentage of classes, grouped by size, at firstand second-year level

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Regina 61.84 26.32 7.5 4.08 0.26 none 2 Concordia 37.72 38.57 21.22 2.48 none none 3 Victoria 44.37 28.3 18.01 8.52 0.8 none 4 New Brunswick 39.61 30.44 24.55 5.07 0.33 none 5 Memorial 28.06 48.48 21.34 1.45 0.66 none 6 UQAM 23.12 51.05 24.1 1.73 none none 7 Guelph 38.46 32.85 13.31 12.89 2.49 none 8 Simon Fraser 44.91 19.85 17.12 14.39 3.47 0.25 *9 Carleton 27.7 24.84 28.22 16.91 2.34 none *9 York 35.41 18.83 18.94 23.03 3.28 0.51 11 Waterloo 27.2 24.88 26.72 18.34 2.45 0.41 12 Windsor 27.74 24.24 24.94 18.88 4.2 none

Primarily Undergraduate Percentage of classes, grouped by size, at firstand second-year level

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 1 Laurentian 61.93 27.95 8.67 1.45 none none *2 Cape Breton (UCCB) 59.81 30.14 9.09 0.96 none none *2 Trent 72.96 9.66 11.37 5.36 0.43 0.21 Moncton 60.58 28.22 10.12 1.07 none none St. Francis Xavier 63.77 20.29 14.91 1.04 none none Bishop’s 58.68 28.13 13.19 none none none Brandon 53.96 31.19 12.87 1.98 none none 8 UPEI 54.17 27.92 16.25 1.67 none none 9 Mount Saint Vincent 45.97 39.34 14.22 0.47 none none *10 Acadia 44.66 41.92 11.51 1.92 none none *10 Nipissing 51.05 29.37 16.78 2.8 none none 12 Winnipeg 41.95 42.18 14.97 0.91 none none 13 Mount Allison 55.81 20 16.74 7.44 none none 14 Lethbridge 47.52 27.64 19.57 5.28 none none 15 Saint Mary’s 37.82 38.19 20.48 3.51 none none 16 Lakehead 46.29 26.34 18.16 8.7 0.51 none 17 Wilfrid Laurier 46.57 20.39 24.78 7.56 0.7 none 18 St. Thomas 32.46 39.27 27.75 0.52 none none 19 Ryerson 33.78 42.63 15.57 7.67 0.34 none 20 Brock 42.43 27.84 16.76 11.62 1.35 none 21 UNBC 40.56 26.57 20.28 12.59 none none

Medical Doctoral

1 Montréal 82.36 10.59 6.3 0.75 none none 2 McGill 83.15 9.11 5.8 1.93 none none 3 McMaster 79.34 11.35 6.69 2.37 0.25 none 4 Calgary 74.18 18.64 5.92 1.26 none none 5 UBC 77.02 13.74 6.54 2.43 0.27 none 6 Manitoba 73.36 17.76 7.79 1.09 none none 7 Queen’s 73.59 16.8 8.05 1.56 none none 8 Western 71.46 18.03 8.54 1.97 none none 9 Alberta 71.58 16.21 9.65 2.55 none none 10 Dalhousie 64.69 27.02 7.69 0.59 none none *11 Saskatchewan 64.39 25.9 8.18 1.55 none none *11 Toronto 69.81 17.09 10.17 2.59 0.28 0.06 13 Sherbrooke 61.48 25.43 12.71 0.38 none none 14 Ottawa 59.4 27.33 11.64 1.62 none none 15 Laval 60.17 23.01 12.59 4.13 0.1 none

Percentage of classes, grouped by size, at thirdand fourth-year level

over 1 Regina 85.2 12.29 2.51 none none none 2 Memorial 67.42 27.63 4.65 0.15 0.15 none 3 Concordia 66.37 26.34 7.16 0.13 none none 4 New Brunswick 66.88 22.5 10 0.63 none none 5 Windsor 63.95 23.49 11.4 1.16 none none 6 Guelph 66.9 19.34 10.28 3.31 0.17 none 7 Victoria 60.52 28.26 9.72 1.5 none none *8 Carleton 62.96 23.85 10.48 2.71 none none *8 Simon Fraser 61.21 25.96 11.21 1.47 0.15 none *8 Waterloo 64.5 21.36 10.78 2.94 0.42 none 11 York 58.77 27.8 11.12 2.17 0.07 0.07

Percentage of classes, grouped by size, at thirdand fourth-year level

1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Brandon 92.2 7.32 0.49 none none none 2 Winnipeg 91.83 7 1.17 none none none 3 Mount Allison 88.65 9.66 1.69 none none none 4 Cape Breton 87.74 9.91 2.36 none none none (UCCB) 5 Laurentian 86.84 9.65 3.22 0.29 none none 6 Lethbridge 85.29 11.4 3.31 none none none *7 Moncton 82.92 15.73 1.12 0.22 none none *7 Mount Saint Vincent 81.12 18.88 none none none none 9 Bishop's 82.35 15.69 1.96 none none none *10 Brock 83.07 13.39 3.28 0.26 none none *10 St. Francis Xavier 84.41 10.47 5.12 none none none 12 Saint Mary’s 78.2 20.38 1.42 none none none 13 Acadia 75.66 24.34 none none none none *14 Nipissing 78.13 17.97 3.91 none none none *14 UPEI 79.59 15.31 5.1 none none none *14 Trent 79.92 14.09 5.98 none none none *14 Wilfrid Laurier 76.44 20.75 2.81 none none none 18 UNBC 77.64 17.07 4.88 0.41 none none 19 St. Thomas 63.79 26.72 9.48 none none none 20 Lakehead 58.58 32.22 8.37 0.84 none none 21 Ryerson 54.29 36.22 8.22 1.26 none none

CLASSES TAUGHT BY TENURED FACULTY

Macleans measures the percentage of first-year classes taught by tenured or tenure-track professors.

Medical Doctoral PER CENT 1 Western 72 2 Toronto 70.7 3 Laval 68.3 4 Manitoba 68.1 5 McMaster 65.6 6 Ottawa 60 7 Saskatchewan 56.9 8 Dalhousie 56.5 9 McGill 51.2 10 Montréal 50.5 11 Sherbrooke 44 12 Alberta 43.4 13 UBC 41.2 14 Calgary 38.8 15 Queen’s 32.4

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 York 88.3 2 Memorial 68.3 3 Windsor 66.7 4 Guelph 65.9 5 New Brunswick 56.7 6 Waterloo 54 7 Carleton 49.1 8 UQAM 45.8 9 Simon Fraser 45.2 10 Regina 43 11 Victoria 42.5 12 Concordia 41.4

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Winnipeg 82.2 2 Brandon 80.8 3 Mount Allison 80.7 4 St. Francis Xavier 77.9 5 Saint Mary’s 69.2 6 Trent 68.2 7 Mount Saint Vincent 67.4 8 Lethbridge 67.3 9 Nipissing 66.7 10 Cape Breton (UCCB) 65.2 11 Ryerson 62.3 12 Brock 60.5 13 UPEI 58.7 14 Laurentian 58.5 15 Bishop’s 58.4 16 Lakehead 56.8 17 Acadia 55.9 18 St. Thomas 52.5 19 Moncton 50 20 UNBC 44.4 21 Wilfrid Laurier 35.7

The calibre of the faculty is vital to the students’ own development. Macleans calculates the percentage of faculty with a PhD. 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 Macleans measures the percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD.

1 UBC 98.1 2 Toronto 97.3 3 Ottawa 96.8 4 Queen’s 96 5 McMaster 94.9 6 Alberta 94.7 7 McGill 94.2 8 Manitoba 93.9 9 Western 93 *10 Calgary 92.9 *10 Laval 92.9 12 Dalhousie 91.2 13 Montréal 90.1 14 Saskatchewan 88.8 15 Sherbrooke 78.6

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Guelph 96.7 2 Waterloo 96 3 Victoria 94.5 4 Windsor 94.3 5 York 93.7 6 Simon Fraser 92.4 7 Concordia 90.6 8 Carleton 90.4

PER CENT *1 Acadia 93.5 *1 Saint Mary’s 93.5 3 UNBC 92.9 4 SL Francis Xavier 90.6 *5 Brock 90.3 *5 St. Thomas 90.3 7 Wilfrid Laurier 89.6 8 Trent 87.8 *9 Mount Allison 84.1 *9 Mount Saint Vincent 84.1 11 Brandon 82.8 12 Lakehead 81.1 13 Laurentian 80.8 14 Lethbridge 80.2 15 UPEI 79.3 16 Nipissing 79.2 17 Winnipeg 77.6 18 Bishop's 69.4 19 Moncton 66.3 20 Ryerson 54.1 21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 42.3

FACULTY AWARDS

The five-year tally of the number of full-time professors, per 1,000, who have won national awards.

Medical Doctoral Toronto 8.8 McGill 8.2 Montréal 8.1 UBC 111 7.8 8 Alberta 5.7 9 Manitoba 4.9 10 Dalhousie 4.2 11 Sherbrooke 4 12 Calgary 3.8 12 Western 3.8 14 Ottawa 3.5 15 Saskatchewan 3

Comprehensive Simon Fraser 6.5 Waterloo 5.8 Guelph 4.4 York 3.7 Victoria 2.6 UQAM 2 Memorial 1.8 8 Carleton 1.7 9 Windsor 1.1 10 Concordia 0.8 11 New Brunswick 0.7 12 Regina 0.5

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Trent 8.5 2 Winnipeg 3.3 3 Lakehead 2.4 4 UNBC 2.1 *5 Acadia 1 *5 Saint Mary’s 1 7 Lethbridge 0.9 8 Wilfrid Laurier 0.7 Laurentian 0.6 *10 Bishop’s none *10 Brandon none *10 Brock none *10 Cape Breton (UCCB) none *10 Moncton none *10 Mount Allison none *10 Mount Saint Vincent none *10 Nipissing none *10 UPEI none *10 Ryerson none *10 St. Francis Xavier none *10 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.

Medical Doctoral 1 UBC $7,175 30.56 2 Toronto 6,478 32.23 3 McMaster 7,376 26.39 4 McGill 5,586 28.13 5 Montréal 5,750 23.17 6 Queen’s 3,874 27.35 7 Alberta 5,294 20.52 8 Western 3,122 24.76 9 Laval 4,541 18.76 10 Ottawa 4,661 17.18 11 Dalhousie 2,954 18.68 12 Calgary 2,766 16.96 13 Manitoba 1,961 10.22 14 Sherbrooke 1,720 8.77 15 Saskatchewan 508 5.82

Comprehensive Simon Fraser $4,864 25.63 UQAM 4,437 20.69 Concordia 3,305 22.46 Guelph 3,247 18.89 York 3,551 15.75 Carleton 2,682 16.48 Victoria 2,640 13.99 8 Waterloo 2,161 14.98 9 New Brunswick 1,014 7.69 10 Windsor 839 6.42 11 Memorial 733 5.76 12 Regina 813 4.43

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Winnipeg $3,065 14.5 2 UNBC 2,356 18.37 3 Trent 2,197 15.6 4 Wilfrid Laurier 1,947 13.44 5 Saint Mary’s 1,796 8.92 6 Mount Allison 1,658 9.41 7 Acadia 1,858 7.5 8 UPEI 1,117 10.47 9 St. Thomas 226 15.94 10 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1,337 7.69 11 Mount Saint Vincent 868 7.48 12 Moncton 918 6.78 13 St. Francis Xavier 894 5.61 14 Lakehead 522 5.59 15 Lethbridge 731 2.84 16 Laurentian 575 3.66 17 Ryerson 769 2.25 18 Brandon 562 3.06 19 Brock 403 3.6 20 Bishop’s 357 2.67 21 Nipissing 21 1.72

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 1 Alberta $67,969 153.75 2 Toronto 63,438 136.76 3 McGill 69,313 124.97 4 Queen’s 66,457 118.88 5 UBC 56,523 125.75 6 Montréal 52,009 113.6 7 Western 49,772 115.03 8 McMaster 46,638 97.31 9 Calgary 42,329 93.52 10 Laval 39,525 91.24 11 Ottawa 38,866 89.29 12 Manitoba 36,047 83.64 13 Dalhousie 29,941 76.19 14 Sherbrooke 26,115 64.58 15 Saskatchewan 21,005 53.71

Comprehensive Carleton $63,900 141.36 Victoria 56,780 138.6 Waterloo 51,685 131.98 York 56,525 121.51 Guelph 45,352 121.91 Simon Fraser 44,201 120.09 Concordia 30,711 113.88 8 Windsor 33,704 100.8 9 UQAM 27,301 73.85 10 Regina 18,784 72.58 11 New Brunswick 18,799 64.75 12 Memorial 16,770 45.1

Primarily U ndergraduate 1 Trent $31,634 100 2 Lethbridge 26,642 100 3 Saint Mary’s 16,045 90.48 4 St. Francis Xavier 17,350 76.47 5 Mount Allison 17,279 71.43 6 Winnipeg 11,295 82 7 Brock 14,183 60 8 Acadia 13,335 56.45 9 Laurentian 15,241 46.23 10 Lakehead 11,985 51.19 11 Wilfrid Laurier 12,441 48.94 12 UNBC 10,310 50.77 13 Moncton 8,937 41.86 *14 UPEI 7,526 27.72 *14 Ryerson 6,772 30.2 16 Brandon 4,654 23.08 17 Mount Saint Vincent 2,858 21.74 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,855 17.24 19 Bishop’s 2,047 11.11 20 Nipissing 913 9.09 - St. Thomas N/A N/A St. Thomas is exempted from reporting information for this indicator as it does not offer science programs. Its overall score is calculated on the remaining indicators.

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.

STUDENT

SERVICES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to student services:

PER CENT ’ UBC 6.1 2 Toronto 5.46 3 Western 4.7 4 Queen’s 4.54 5 Ottawa 4.43 6 Alberta 4.42 7 Dalhousie 4.18 8 Calgary 4.06 9 McMaster 3.5 10 McGill 3.43 11 Laval 2.95 *12 Manitoba 2.94 *12 Sherbrooke 2.94 14 Montréal 2.62 15 Saskatchewan 2.59

PER CENT 1 York 6.99 2 Windsor 6.24 3 Guelph 5.6 4 Carleton 5.22 5 Memorial 4.94 6 Victoria 4.8 7 Concordia 3.92 8 Simon Fraser 3.78 9 New Brunswick 3.7 10 UQAM 2.85 11 Regina 2.8 12 Waterloo 2.78

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Bishop’s 12.29 2 Lethbridge 10.07 3 Winnipeg 8.76 4 St. Thomas 8.34 5 Nipissing 6.6 6 Saint Mary’s 5.73 7 Wilfrid Laurier 5.67 8 Cape Breton (UCCB) 5.65 9 St. Francis Xavier 5.5 10 Acadia 5.49 11 Brandon 5.45 12 Trent 5.43 13 Ryerson 5.4 14 Mount Allison 5.32 15 Lakehead 4.97 16 Laurentian 4.64 17 Moncton 4.43 18 Brock 4.3 19 UNBC 4.11 20 Mount Saint Vincent 3.83 21 UPEI 3.33

OPERATING BUDGET

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

Medical Doctoral Calgary $9,177 2 Ottawa 8,506 3 Toronto 8,376 4 McGill 8,003 5 Alberta 7,254 6 Western 7,248 Î Manitoba 7,191 8 Dalhousie 7,030 9 McMaster 6,847 10 Saskatchewan 6,614 11 Queen's 6,612 12 UBC 6,586 13 Laval 6,433 14 Montréal 6,084 15 Sherbrooke

Memorial $7,680 2 Simon Fraser 7,485 3 Windsor 7,452 4 Guelph 7,410 5 Victoria 7,250 6 Regina 7,218 ? Carleton 7,156 8 Waterloo 7,042 S York 6,699 10 New Brunswick 6,582 11 Concordia 6,245 12 UQAM 4,940

Primarily Undergraduate -■ UPEI $8,369 Winnipeg 8,103 3 Lethbridge 8,097 4 Mount Allison 7,700 5 Laurentian 7,152 Trent 7,095 Moncton 7,031 UNBC 6,759 St. Thomas 6,662 Lakehead 6,634 Ryerson 6,548 Acadia 6,439 Nipissing 6,417 Bishop’s 6,228 Brandon 5,947 St. Francis Xavier 5,864 Saint Mary’s 5,346 Mount Saint Vincent 5,298 Wilfrid Laurier 4,698 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4,620 Brock 4,457

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

PER CENT 1 Queen’s 9.8 2 McGill 8.75 3 Alberta 8.05 4 Toronto 7.26 5 Dalhousie 7.12 6 Western 6.86 7 Montréal 6.46 8 UBC 6.41 9 Calgary 6.39 10 Ottawa 6.22 11 McMaster 6.07 12 Sherbrooke 6.04 13 Laval 5.23 14 Saskatchewan 3.41 15 Manitoba 3.05

*2 UQAM 5.64 *2 Windsor 5.64 4 Carleton 5.28 5 Victoria 5.2 6 Guelph 5.05 7 Waterloo 4.86 8 Concordia 4.77 9 Simon Fraser 4.76 10 Memorial 4.5 11 Regina 3.74 12 New Brunswick 1.95

PER CENT 1 Wilfrid Laurier 6.52 2 Lakehead 6.33 3 Bishop’s 5.92 4 Laurentian 5.8 5 Trent 5.51 6 Brock 4.88 7 St. Thomas 4.46 8 Nipissing 4.22 9 Mount Allison 3.84 10 St. Francis Xavier 3.49 11 Saint Mary’s 3.11 12 Ryerson 2.87 13 Moncton 2.77 14 Acadia 2.76 15 Mount Saint Vincent 2.66 16 Lethbridge 2.44 17 Winnipeg 2.27 18 UPEI 2.03 19 UNBC 1.79 20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.41 21 Brandon 1

LIBRARY

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

TOTAL LIBRARY HOLDINGS

IN MILLIONS 1 Toronto 13.327 2 Alberta 9.227 3 UBC 7.843 4 Western 6.353 5 Queen’s 5.039 6 Calgary 4.754 7 Montréal 4.693 8 McGill 4.43 9 Saskatchewan 4.141 10 Laval 4.121 11 Ottawa 3.561 12 McMaster 2.907 13 Manitoba 2.898 14 Dalhousie 1.803 15 Sherbrooke 1.658

HOLDINGS PER STUDENT

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

Medical Doctoral ■ ■ ' Alberta 365 2 Queen’s 322 3 Toronto 305 4 Western 288 5 Saskatchewan 274 e UBC 270 7 Calgary 240 8 McGill 210 9 Ottawa 198 MO Laval 192 *10 McMaster 192 12 Manitoba 171 13 Dalhousie 161 14 Montréal 144

10 Concordia 162 11 Simon Fraser 138 12 UQAM 92

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Acadia 385 2 Brandon 377 3 Mount Allison 344 *4 Moncton 309 *4 St. Thomas 309 6 UNBC 264 7 Lethbridge 250 8 Bishop's 233 9 St Francis Xavier 221 10 Trent 220 11 Laurentian 213 12 UPEI 194 13 Nipissing 188 14 Wilfrid Laurier 175 15 Mount Saint Vincent 173 16 Cape Breton (UCCB) 155 17 Winnipeg 154 18 Saint Mary’s 152 19 Brock 146 20 Lakehead 142 21 Ryerson 77

ACQUISITIONS

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

PER CENT 1 Queen’s 49.24 2 Toronto 47.6 3 Dalhousie 46.83 4 Sherbrooke 46.23 5 Saskatchewan 44.71 6 McMaster 44.27 7 Western 41.92 8 Alberta 41.85 9 Laval 40.57 10 UBC 39.21 11 Calgary 38.6 12 McGill 37.24 13 Manitoba 36.54 14 Ottawa 35.3 15 Montréal 33.99

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Simon Fraser 43.36 2 Memorial 42.6 3 Waterloo 41.44 4 Windsor 40.3 5 Victoria 39.46 6 Regina 38.41 7 Guelph 38.11 8 York 37.88 9 Concordia 35.52 10 UQAM 33.94 11 Carleton 32.44 12 New Brunswick 31.94

Primarily Undergraduate 1 UNBC 64.8 2 Ryerson 45.74 3 Lakehead 45.38 4 Mount Saint Vincent 43.49 5 UPEI 42.05 6 Nipissing 40.06 7 St. Francis Xavier 37.7 8 Laurentian 37.44 9 Wilfrid Laurier 36.56 10 Moncton 36.36 11 Brock 35.21 12 Acadia 34.83 13 Mount Allison 33.5 14 Saint Mary’s 33.07 15 Bishop’s 32.04 16 St. Thomas 31.94 17 Lethbridge 31.77 18 Winnipeg 30.39 19 Trent 28.89 20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 26.97 21 Brandon 21.32

EXPENSES

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

Medical Doctoral PER CENT t Toronto 10.01 2 UBC 8.23 3 Western 7.51 4 Queen’s 7.36 5 Manitoba 6.77 6 Saskatchewan 6.74 7 Alberta 6.59 McGill 6.37 9 McMaster 6.26 10 Dalhousie 5.99 11 Ottawa 5.92 12 Montréal 5.39 13 Laval 5.12 14 Calgary 5.01 15 Sherbrooke 4.38

PER CENT Memorial 7.17 2 New Brunswick 7.11 3 Windsor 7.1 4 Carleton 6.94 5 Victoria 6.93 6 Regina 6.82 *7 Guelph 6.6 *7 Simon Fraser 6.6 9 Waterloo 6.48 10 Concordia 5.78 11 York 5.55 12 UQAM 5.15

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT Bishop’s 9.05 2 UNBC 8.09 3 Trent 7.07 4 Wilfrid Laurier 6.87 5 Mount Allison 6.85 6 Winnipeg 6.44 7 Brock 6.43 8 Acadia 6.28 9 St. Thomas 6.22 10 Moncton 6.08 11 Lakehead 6.03 12 St. Francis Xavier 5.54 13 Nipissing 5.51 14 Laurentian 5.5 15 Lethbridge 5.37 16 Ryerson 5.16 17 Brandon 5.12 18 Mount Saint Vincent 5.04 19 Saint Mary’s 4.98 20 UPEI 4.94 21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.12

REPUTATION

A solid reputation attracts the best students and professors—and gives graduates an enviable calling card. Macleans measures a school’s reputation with its own graduates through alumni donations. In addition, editors solicited the opinion of 5,467 high-school guidance counsellors, university officials, CEOs and corporate recruiters across Canada. The reputational survey is both regional and national in character, dividing the country into the following areas: the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and the four Western provinces. All respondents completed a national survey; university officials and guidance counsellors also completed regional surveys.

NATIONAL

REPUTATIONAL

RANKING

This ranking combines all 48 universities from the three categories into one group. Below are the top 20.

Best Overall O WATERLOO © TORONTO 0 QUEEN’S 0 McMASTER 0 UBC Ï ALBERTA O SIMON FRASER 0 McGILL ACADIA GUELPH 0 WESTERN 0 CALGARY RYERSON VICTORIA 0 MONTREAL 0 DALHOUSIE 0 YORK 0 MOUNT ALLISON H SASKATCHEWAN 0 WILFRID LAURIER

Highest Quality 1. TORONTO 2. QUEEN’S 3. WATERLOO 4. McGILL 5. UBC 6. ALBERTA 7. MCMASTER 8. WESTERN 9. SIMON FRASER 10. DALHOUSIE 11. GUELPH 12. ACADIA 13. MONTREAL 14. MOUNT ALLISON 15. VICTORIA 16. CALGARY 17. WILFRID LAURIER 18. LAVAL 19. NEW BRUNSWICK 20. SASKATCHEWAN

Most Innovative WATERLOO McMASTER TORONTO SIMON FRASER QUEEN’S ALBERTA ACADIA UBC GUELPH McGILL WESTERN RYERSON CALGARY VICTORIA MONTREAL SASKATCHEWAN YORK WILFRID LAURIER UQAM MOUNT ALLISON

Leaders of Tomorrow WATERLOO TORONTO UBC McMASTER QUEEN’S ALBERTA SIMON FRASER McGILL RYERSON GUELPH CALGARY ACADIA WESTERN YORK VICTORIA OTTAWA UNBC DALHOUSIE WILFRID LAURIER LETHBRIDGE

ALUMNI SUPPORT Macleans measures the percentage of alumni who made gifts to the university over a five-year period.

2 Western 22.4 3 McGill 20.2 *4 UBC 19.8 *4 Manitoba 19.8 6 Queen’s 19.7 7 Dalhousie 16.6 8 Sherbrooke 15.1 9 Montréal 14.7 10 McMaster 13 11 Alberta 12.8 12 Ottawa 11.3 13 Calgary 11.2 14 Laval 10.5 15 Saskatchewan 9.9

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Waterloo 22 2 UQAM 18.8 3 Windsor 17.7 4 Carleton 16.6 5 Simon Fraser 15.2 6 Concordia 14.1 7 Guelph 14 8 York 13.8 9 Memorial 12.6 10 New Brunswick 11.8 11 Victoria 8.5 12 Regina 7.3

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Nipissing 35 2 Moncton 32.8 3 Bishop’s 32 4 Trent 31.3 *5 Brandon 27 *5 St. Francis Xavier 27 7 Acadia 23.4 8 Saint Mary’s 22 9 Wilfrid Laurier 20.2 10 Lakehead 20 11 Winnipeg 19.7 12 Lethbridge 17.4 13 Mount Allison 17.2 14 St. Thomas 15.8 15 Mount Saint Vincent 15.7 16 UPEI 15.6 17 Cape Breton (UCCB) 12.6 18 Brock 11.6 19 Ryerson 10.7 20 Laurentian 7.1 - UNBC N/A UNBC, which opened in 1994, is exempted from reporting information for this indicator. Since this measure calculates alumni gifts over a five-year period, UNBCs relative youth precludes it from responding. Its overall score is calculated on the remaining indicators.

\41ue Added

Which universities get top marks for going the distance with their students? In this attempt to find an output measure, consulting statisticians from McDougall Scientific Ltd. 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: the proportion who graduate and student awards. Finally, the statisticians identified those schools with the greatest difference between the two figures.

Trent

Lakehead

UQAM

Lethbridge

Windsor

Brock

Laurentian

Manitoba

9. Saint Mary’s 10. Alberta 11. Cape Breton (UCCB) 12. Moncton 13. Ottawa 14. New Brunswick 15. Brandon