Universities 2000

Reading the Rankings

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

November 20 2000
Universities 2000

Reading the Rankings

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

November 20 2000

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 final-year grades of first-year students entering from high school or Quebec's CEGEP system.

1 Queen’s 87.7%

2 UBC 86.5%

3 Guelph 86.2%

4 Toronto 85.8%

5 McGill 85.5%

6 Mount Allison 85.1%

7 Simon Fraser 84.7%

8 Dalhousie 84.5%

9 Laval 84%

*10 Waterloo 83.8%

*10 Western 83.8%

12 Victoria 82.8%

13 Alberta 82.7%

14 McMaster 82.4%

15 Acadia 82.2%

16 Wilfrid Laurier 82.1%

*17 Saskatchewan 82%

*17 Sherbrooke 82%

19 York 81.7%

20 Montréal 81.3%

21 Calgary 81%

22 Memorial 80.8%

23 St. Francis Xavier 80.7%

24 Ottawa 80.6%

*25 Mount Saint Vincent 80.4%

*25 St. Thomas 80.4%

27 Regina80.3%

28 Bishop’s 80.1%

29 Manitoba 79.7%

30 New Brunswick 79.5%

31 Winnipeg 79.4%

32 Cape Breton (UCCB) 79%

33 Saint Mary’s 78.8%

*34 Carleton 78.7%

*34 Lethbridge 78.7%

*34 UNBC 78.7%

37 Moncton 78.4%

38 UPEI 8.1%

39 Ryerson 77.9%

40 Trent 77.1%

41 Nipissing 76.9%

42 Brandon 76.4%

43 Brock 76.3%

*44 Concordia76%

*44 Windsor76%

46 Lakehead 75.4%

47 Laurentian 73.8%

*INDICATES A TIE.

PROPORTION WITH 75% OR HIGHER

Maclean’s calculates the percentage of first-year students arriving from high school or CEGEP with averages of 75 per cent or higher.

1 Queen’s 99.8%

2 McGill 99.5%

3 UBC 99.3%

4 Toronto 98.9%

5 Guelph 98.5%

6 Simon Fraser 98.4%

7 Western 96.4%

8 Victoria 91.7%

9 Dalhousie 89.4%

10 Waterloo 88.9%

11 Wilfrid Laurier 88.6%

12 McMaster 87.4%

13 Alberta 86.3%

14 York 84.5%

15 Laval 82.7%

16 Mount Allison 82.5%

17 Acadia 82.2%

18 Saskatchewan 81.1%

19 Calgary 80.2%

20 Montréal 79.2%

21 Memorial 78%

*22 Bishop’s 76.6%

*22 Ottawa 76.6%

24 St. Thomas 75.8%

25 Mount Saint Vincent 74%

26 St. Francis Xavier 73.5%

*27 Concordia 70.9%

*27 Regina 70.9%

29 Sherbrooke 70%

30 Manitoba 69.7%

31 New Brunswick 69%

32 Moncton 68.6%

33 Carleton 67.6%

34 Ryerson 66.1%

35 Saint Mary’s 65.6%

36 Lethbridge 65.3%

37 UNBC 63.5%

38 Cape Breton (UCCB) 61.8%

39 Winnipeg 61.3%

40 UPEI 59%

41 Trent 57.8%

42 Lakehead 53.2%

43 Nipissing 52.1%

44 Windsor 51.8%

45 Brock 51%

46 Laurentian 50.3%

47 Brandon 46.3%

*INDICATES A TIE.

PROPORTION WHO GRADUATE

Maclean’s measures the percentage of full-time second-year undergraduates who completed their degree within one year of the

1 Moncton 94.4

2 St. Francis Xavier 93.2

3 Queen’s 92.6

4 McGill 92.5

5 Toronto 89.9

6 Montréal 88.3

7 Guelph 87.8

8 McMaster 87.2

9 Dalhousie 87.1

10 Ottawa 87

11 UBC 86.7

12 Western 85.8

13 Trent 85.6

14 York 85

15 Wilfrid Laurier 83

16 Windsor 82.4

*17 Alberta 82

*17 Waterloo 82

19 Victoria 81.7

20 Lakehead 81.6

21 Manitoba 80.8

22 Laval 80.4

23 Simon Fraser 78.5

24 Cape Breton (UCCB) 78.3

25 Mount-Allison 77.4

26 Brock 77

27 Sherbrooke 76.8

28 Ryerson 75.5

29 Bishop’s 75.2

30 Acadia 73.9

31 Saint Mary’s 73.1

*32 Lethbridge 72.6

*32 Saskatchewan 72.6

34 Mount Saint Vincent 71.2

35 Nipissing 71.1

36 Carleton 70.1

37 Concordia 70

38 New Brunswick 69.5

39 Memorial 68.1

40 Calgary 66.1

41 Regina 66

42 Laurentian 64.1

43 Brandon 62.3

44 UPEI 59.9

45 St. Thomas 58.8

46 Winnipeg 52.2

UNBC* N/A

UNBC, opened in 1994, is exempted from reporting information for this indicator. Since this measure tracks the path of second-year students until graduation, the relative youth of UNBC precludes it from responding. Its overall score is calculated on the remaining indicators.

*INDICATES A TIE.


INTERNATIONAL (GRADUATE)

Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

Medical Doctoral

1 Saskatchewan 24

2 McGill 21.9

3 Queen’s 21.2

4 Laval 20.8

5 Alberta 18.4

6 UBC 18.3

7 Sherbrooke 17.3

8 Montréal 17.1

9 Ottawa 15.7

10 Dalhousie 15.1

11 Calgary 13.8

12 Western 12.3

13 Toronto 11.9

14 Manitoba 11

15 McMaster 9.8

Comprehensive

1 Windsor 38.5

2 Regina 26.6

3 Memorial 22

4 Waterloo 21.9

5 New Brunswick 21.2

6 Victoria 20.8

7 Simon Fraser 17

8 Concordia 16.8

9 Guelph 14.2

10 Carleton 11.9

11 York 11.6

Medical Doctoral

1 McGill 9

2 Queen’s 8.1

3 UBC 7.4

4 Toronto 7.2

5 McMaster 6.8

6 Dalhousie 6.4

7 Laval 5.8

8 Alberta 5.2

9 Montréal 5

*10 Manitoba 4.5

*10 Ottawa 4.5

12 Western 4.2

13 Sherbrooke 3.7

14 Calgary 3.4

15 Saskatchewan 2.1

Comprehensive

1 Waterloo 6.6

2 Guelph 5.4

3 Carleton 4.9

4 Simon Fraser 4.7

5 Victoria 4.6

New Brunswick 4

7 York 3.1

8 Concordia 3

9 Regina 2.4

10 Memorial 2

11 Windsor 1.5

Medical Doctoral

*1 Dalhousie 29.7

*1 McGill 29.7

3 Queen’s 18.4

4 Ottawa 15.5

5 Alberta 12.2

6 Laval 11.8

7 Calgary 9.8

8 Saskatchewan 8.8

9 Western 8

10 Montréal 7.9

11 UBC 7.1

12 Manitoba 6.3

13 Toronto 4

14 Sherbrooke 3

15 McMaster 2.2

Comprehensive

1 New Brunswick 18.4

2 Concordia 15.1

3 Carleton 12.8

4 Victoria 10.7

5 Waterloo 8.4

6 Simon Fraser 7.2

7 Memorial 5.8

8 Regina 3.9

9 Guelph 2.8

10 York 2

11 Windsor 1.7


STUDENT AWARDS

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

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Mount Allison 4.1

2 Acadia 3.9

3 St. Francis Xavier 3.3

4 Trent 2.7

5 UPEI 2.5

6 Winnipeg 2.1

7 Moncton 1.9

8 Bishop’s 1.6

9 Laurentian 1.5

*10 Brock 1.4

*10 Lakehead 1.4

*10 UNBC 1.4

*10 Saint Mary’s 1.4

*14 Lethbridge 1.3

*14 Wilfrid Laurier 1.3

16 Brandon 1.1

17 Mount Saint Vincent 0.7

18 Ryerson 0.5

19 St. Thomas 0.3

20 Nipissing 0.2

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 0.1


OUT OF PROVINCE (FIRST YEAR)

Percentage of students from other provinces:

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Mount Allison 60.2

2 Bishop’s 42.9

3 St. Thomas 34.6

4 Acadia 32

5 St. Francis Xavier 27.7

6 UPEI 19.5

7 Lethbridge 18.8

8 Saint Mary’s 15.3

9 Mount Saint Vincent 13.5

10 Moncton 9.8

11 Cape Breton (UCCB) 8.6

12 Brandon 7

13 Trent 6.4

14 UNBC 5.7

15 Lakehead 5

16 Ryerson 3.8

17 Winnipeg 2.8

18 Laurentian 1.8

19 Wilfrid Laurier 1.7

20 Brock 1.2

21 Nipissing 1.1


CLASSES

Percentage of classes, grouped by size, at first-and second-year level

Medical Doctoral

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

1 Sherbrooke 48.58 - 28.66 - 20.02 - 2.74 - none - none

2 Western 47.17 - 27.81 - 18.02 - 6.01 - 0.87 - 0.12

3 UBC 50.63 - 24.1 - 12.19 - 12.99 - 0.09 - None

4 McGill 51.1 - 18.7 - 16.72 - 10.45 - 2.72 - 0.31

5 Toronto 50.95 - 15.73 - 15.79 - 15.24 - 2.01 - 0.27

6 Ottawa 40.67 - 25.89 - 21.79 - 11.33 - 0.32 - none

7 Alberta 39.49 - 28.05 - 17.4 - 13.49 - 1.56 - none

8 Saskatchewan 34.28 32.19 22.56 9.89 1.07 none

9 Montréal 34.8 - 24.74 - 34.59 - 5.51 - 0.37 - none

10 Dalhousle 35.15 - 27.96 - 26.21 - 10.49 - none - 0.19

11 Queen’s 44.16 - 16.25 - 22.24 - 14.51 - 2.84 - none

12 Manitoba 37.05 - 25.64 - 21.61 - 15.17 - 0.54 - none

13 Laval 33.03 - 28.04 - 26.32 - 11.8 - 0.82 - none

14 Calgary 29.29 - 29.4 - 26.23 - 13.88 - 1.2 - none

15 McMaster 21.98 - 30.1 - 16.44 - 27.52 - 3.96 - none

Comprehensive

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

1 Regina 51.41 - 29.74 - 12.79 - 5.52 - 0.54 - none

2 Concordia 37.84 - 37.46 - 22.02 - 2.68 - none - none - 3

New Brunswick 38.12 - 34.53 - 21.37 - 5.13 - 0.85 - none

*4 Memorial 28.99 - 46.87 - 21.71 - 1.79 - 0.64 - none

*4 Victoria 42.48 - 28.85 - 18.41 - 9.03 - 1.24 - none

6 Simon Fraser 46.17 - 19.13 - 14.54 - 16.58 - 3.57 - none

7 Guelph 36.75 - 31.62 - 13.25 - 14.1 - 4.27 - none

8 Windsor 31.21 - 26.97 - 22.54 - 16.38 - 2.89 - none

9 York 35.91 - 19.58 - 19.96 - 20.82 - 3.15 - 0.57

10 Waterloo 26.66 - 24.43 - 28.52 - 17.17 - 2.36 - 0.87

11 Carleton 24.74 - 24.74 - 31.02 - 16.36 - 3.14 - none

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.

Primarily Undergraduate

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

1 Cape Breton (UCCB) 66.56 - 25.52 - 6.81 - 1.11 - none - none

2 Trent 74.58 - 9.11 - 9.96 - 5.72 - 0.21 - 0.42

3 St. Francis Xavier 62.63 - 24.64 - 10.88 - 1.85 - none - none

4 Bishop’s 58.22 - 29.79 - 11.3 - 0.68 - none - none

*5 Laurentian 60.28 - 26.64 - 10.05 - 3.04 - none - none

*5 Moncton 57.77 - 30.18 - 10.21 - 1.83 - none - none

7 Brandon 56.65 - 26.6 - 15.27 - 1.48- none - none

8 Nipissing 55.19 - 29.87 - 11.69 - 3.25 - none - none

9 Acadia 42.18 - 45.09 - 10.88 - 1.86 - none - none

10 Mount Saint Vincent 41.71 - 42.65 - 14.69 - 0.95 - none - none

11 UPEI 47.6 - 32.31 - 17.03 - 2.62 - 0.44 - none

12 Winnipeg 39.72 - 44.8 - 14.55 - 0.92- none - none

13 Mount Allison 51.63 - 23.26 - 18.14 - 6.98 - none - none

14 Lakehead 51.96 - 22.07 - 17.6 - 8.1 - 0.28 - none

15 Saint Mary’s 40.82 - 37.66 - 18.55 - 2.97- none - none

16 Lethbridge 41.74 - 32.17 - 19.71 - 6.38 - none - none

17 UNBC 44.3 - 26.58 - 16.46 - 12.66 - none - none

18 St. Thomas 31.5 - 38 - 30.5 - none - none - none

*19 Brock 42.7 - 29.19 - 14.32 - 11.89 - 1.89 - none

*19 Wilfrid Laurier 44.29 - 18.91 - 28.62 - 7.5 - 0.68 - none

21 Ryerson 29.24 - 43.95 - 19.2 - 7.49 - 0.11 - none


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

Medical Doctoral

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

1 Montréal 83.96 9.19 6.11 0.74 none none

2 McGill 82.4 9.69 6.17 1.73 none none

3 McMaster 79.81 11.26 6.36 2.57 none none

4 Queen’s 77.76 14.22 5.51 2.42 0.1 none

5 Manitoba 75.04 15.69 8.73 0.53 none none

6 Calgary 73.32 18.45 7.31 0.93 none none

7 UBC 75.45 13.34 8.21 3 none none

8 Dalhousie 69.49 21.88 8.09 0.55 none none

9 Western 71.65 16.22 10.87 1.26 none none

10 Alberta 71.76 16.47 9.08 2.61 0.08 none

11 Toronto 68.66 18.96 10.02 2.1 0.22 0.05

12 Saskatchewan 64.17 26.29 8.12 1.42 none none

13 Ottawa 62.74 23.18 13.11 0.97 none none

14 Sherbrooke 56.56 32.72 10.72 none none none

15 Laval 56.42 22.72 16.68 4.17 none none

Comprehensive

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

1 Regina 77.15 18.78 4.07 none none none

2 Memorial 69.97 23.65 5.95 0.28 0.14 none

3 Concordia 67.27 26.33 6.04 0.36 none none

4 New Brunswick 66.19 25.11 7.99 0.71 none none

5 Windsor 66.59 22.2 10.11 1.1 none none

6 Simon Fraser 64.67 22.43 11.06 1.84 none none

7 Carleton 64.25 22.31 10.39 3.05 none none

8 York 62.03 24.95 10.69 2.26 0.07 none

*9 Guelph 64.37 21.34 9.88 3.88 0.35 none

*9 Victoria 57.6 30.49 10.94 0.97 none none

11 Waterloo 61.84 21.99 11.63 4.11 none 0.43

Primarily Undergraduate

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

Medical Doctoral

1 Laval 78.3

2 Western 71.6

3 Toronto 69.8

4 McMaster 64.4

5 Dalhousie 63.9

6 Manitoba 62

7 Ottawa 61

8 Saskatchewan 55.3

9 Montréal 49.5

10 Sherbrooke 47.5

11 McGill 46.7

12 Alberta 43.3

13 UBC 40.9

14 Calgary 36.9

15 Queen’s 28.5

Comprehensive

1 York 86.3

2 Windsor 76.2

3 Memorial 67.3

4 Guelph 58.9

5 New Brunswick 54.5

6 Waterloo 50.3

7 Simon Fraser 46.7

8 Carleton 44.8

9 Victoria 40.9

10 Concordia 40.2

11 Regina 21

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Winnipeg 84.9

2 Mount Allison 82.3

3 Brandon 79.2

4 St. Francis Xavier 70.9

5 Cape Breton (UCCB) 706

6 Laurentian 69.8

7 Lethbridge 66.3

8 Saint Mary’s 65.9

9 Ryerson 65.3

10 Brock 64.7

11 Trent 63.7

12 Moncton 63.6

13 Nipissing 63.4

14 Mount Saint Vincent 60,2

15 Bishop’s 58.9

16 Lakehead 58

17 Acadia 57.9

18 St. Thomas 55.3

19 UPEI 54.1

20 UNBC 43.4

21 Wilfrid Laurier 41.7


FACULTY

The caliber of the faculty is vital to the students’ own development. Maclean's 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

Maclean’s measures the percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD.

Medical Doctoral

1 UBC 98.3

2 Toronto 97.3

3 Ottawa 96.4

4 Queen’s 95.5

5 McMaster 95.2

6 Western 95

7 Alberta 94.2

8 Calgary 94.1

9 McGill 93.9

10 Manitoba 93.8

11 Laval 93.3

12 Dalhousie 91.2

13 Saskatchewan 90.3

14 Montréal 90

15 Sherbrooke 86.6

Comprehensive

1 Waterloo 96.4

2 Guelph 96.1

3 Simon Fraser 94.7

*4 Windsor 93.6

4 York 93.6

6 Victoria 93.1

7 Concordia 91

8 Carleton 89.9

9 New Brunswick 86

10 Memorial 83.9

11 Regina 72.4

Primarily Undergraduate

1 UNBC 95.6

2 Saint Mary’s 92.4

3 Acadia 92.1

4 Brock 91.8

5 Wilfrid Laurier 90.2

6 St. Thomas 89

7 St. Francis Xavier 88.8

8 Mount Allison 86.8

9 Trent 86.3

10 Laurentian 85.3

11 Lakehead 84.3

12 Brandon 82.7

13 Mount Saint Vincent 82.5

14 Winnipeg 82.2

*15 Nipissing , 78.7

*15 UPEI 78.7

17 Lethbridge 76.3

18 Bishop’s 72.4

19 Moncton 66.4

20 Ryerson 58.8

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 46.6


FACULTY AWARDS

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

Medical Doctoral

1 Queen’s 9.4

2 Toronto 9.1

3 McGill 8.6

4 Montréal 8.3

5 UBC 8.2

6 McMaster 7.5

7 Alberta 5.5

8 Laval 5.4

9 Manitoba 4.9

10 Western 4.1

11 Ottawa 4

12 Dalhousie 3.8

13 Sherbrooke 3.2

14 Calgary 3.1

15 Saskatchewan 3

Comprehensive

1 Simon Fraser 6.1

2 Waterloo 5.7

3 Guelph 4.5

4 York 4.3

5 Victoria 3.3

6 Memorial 1.9

7 Carleton 1.8

8 Windsor 1.1

9 New Brunswick 1

10 Concordia 0.8

11 Regina 0.5


Primarily Undergraduate

1 Trent 9.7

2 Lethbridge 3.5

*3 Lakehead 2.5

*3 Winnipeg 2.5

5 UNBC 1.7

6 Mount Allison 1.6

7 Acadia 1.1

8 Laurentian 0.6

*9 Bishop’s none

*9 Brandon none

*9 Brock none

*9 Cape Breton (UCCB) none

*9 Moncton none

*9 Mount Saint Vincent none

*9 Nipissing none

*9 UPEI none

*9 Ryerson none

*9 St. Francis Xavier none

*9 Saint Mary’s none

*9 St.Thomas none

*9 Wilfrid Laurier none


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 $10,001 - 37.68

2 Toronto $ 8,397 - 41.71

3 McMaster $8,175 - 27.84

4 Montréal $6,653 - 30.3

5 Ottawa $8,819 - 20.86

6 McGill $6,582 - 29.14

7 Laval $6,723 - 25.49

8 Alberta $6,846 - 24.83

9 Queen’s $5,444 - 27.47

10 Calgary $6,705 - 15.17

11 Dalhousie $3,909 - 24.31

12 Western $4,236 - 21.62

13 Sherbrooke $2,851 - 14.53

14 Manitoba $2,530 - 10.43

15 Saskatchewan $1,604 - 6.51

Comprehensive

1 Simon Fraser $8,265 - 28.53

2 Concordia $4,891 - 24.14

3 Victoria $4,941 - 19.79

4 York $4,581 - 15.89

5 Carleton $4,533 - 15.99

6 Guelph $2,986 - 18.96

7 Waterloo $2,928 - 16.67

8 Memorial $1,899 - 8.33

9 Regina $1,515 - 7.22

10 Windsor $1,321 - 6.11

11 New Brunswick $1,183 - 6.1

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Cape Breton (UCCB) $5,291 - 13.56

2 UNBC $2,445 - 23.53

3 Winnipeg $2,859 - 15.91

4 Trent $2,484 - 17.46

5 Brandon $4,856 - 6.59

6 Wilfrid Laurier $2,496 - 11.39

7 St. Thomas $624 - 18.06

8 Saint Mary’s $2,191 - 11.11

9 Acadia $2,305 - 9.92

10 Mount Allison $1,449 - 11.49

11 St. Francis Xavier $1,488 - 10.26

*12 Brock $1,810 - 6.05

*12 Mount Saint Vincent $929 - 9.8

14 UPEI $805 - 9.3

15 Moncton $1,072 - 7.21

16 Lakehead $729 - 5

17 Lethbridge $755 - 3.39

18 Ryerson $820 - 2.74

19 Laurentian $308 - 3.57

20 Bishop’s $295 - 2.56

21 Nipissing none - none


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—now incorporated into the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 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 $71,274 - 156.57

2 UBC $74,759 - 140.3

3 Ottawa $70,265 - 143.15

4 Western $63,119 - 135.76

5 Toronto $67,531 - 125.36

6 Queen’s $66,108 - 104.01

7 McGill $60,944 - 108.53

8 Montréal $55,184 - 116.32

9 Calgary $54,646 - 105.17

10 Laval $48,044 - 100.7

11 McMaster $50,997 - 91.53

12 Sherbrooke $40,710 - 90.91

13 Manitoba $34,152 - 85.09

14 Dalhousie $31,877 - 85.82

15 Saskatchewan $22,286 - 57.77

Comprehensive

1 Victoria $67,645 - 144.51

2 Simon Fraser $56,348 - 129.77

3 Guelph $51,893 - 126.48

4 York $48,152 - 128.49

5 Waterloo $49,341 - 124.89

6 Concordia $33,408 - 121.57

7 Windsor $36,795 - 108

8 Carleton $41,084 - 98.01

9 Regina $22,972 - 81.74

10 New Brunswick $18,919 - 68.44

11 Memorial $18,577 - 50.45

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Trent $35,541 - 93.88

2 Lethbridge $26,832 - 96.43

3 Winnipeg $13,123 - 88.89

4 Mount Allison $15,213 - 64.71

5 Saint Mary’s $14,422 - 62

6 Brock $15,246 - 56.41

7 St. Francis Xavier $14,479 - 57.38

8 Wilfrid Laurier $14,830 - 50.94

9 Lakehead $12,880 - 53.49

10 UNBC $11,256 - 53.33

11 Laurentian $14,434 - 41.18

12 Acadia $10,986 - 49.21

13 Moncton $8,232 - 41.46

14 Ryerson $8,899 - 37.64

15 UPEI $6,212 - 26.61

16 Brandon $4,448 - 19.05

17 Mount Saint Vincent $2,784 - 18.18

18 Cape Breton (UCCB) $2,410 - 14.29

19 Nipissing $840 - 9.09

20 Bishop’s $1,263 - 6.25

-- 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:

Medical Doctoral

1 Toronto 5.59

2 UBC 5.57

3 Alberta 4.77

4 Queen’s 4.55

*5 Ottawa 4.52

*5 Western 4.52

7 Dalhousie 4.12

8 Calgary 3.56

9 McGill 3.54

10 McMaster 3.37

11 Saskatchewan 3.28

12 Laval 3.27

13 Manitoba 3.19

14 Sherbrooke 3.07

15 Montréal 2.6

Comprehensive

1 York 6.93

2 Guelph 6.24

3 Windsor 5.6

4 Carleton 5.34

5 Regina 4.91

6 Victoria 4.78

7 Memorial 4.7

8 Concordia 4.62

9 New Brunswick 4.02

10 Simon Fraser 3.91

11 Waterloo 3.59

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Bishop's 11.76

2 Lethbridge 10.53

3 Nipissing 9.31

4 Winnipeg 9.05

5 St. Thomas 8.71

6 Brock 6.66

7 Wilfrid Laurier 6.54

8 Lakehead 6.01

9 Saint Mary’s 5.7

10 Trent 5.66

11 St. Francis Xavier 5.6

12 Cape Breton (UCCB) 5.55

13 Acadia 5.53

14 Ryerson 5.49

15 Brandon 5.24

16 Mount Allison 4.92

17 Laurentian 4.59

18 UNBC 4.08

19 Moncton 4.06

20 Mount Saint Vincent 4.05

21 UPEI 2.99


OPERATING BUDGET

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

Medical Doctoral

1 Ottawa $10,568

2 Toronto $8,557

3 Calgary $8,521

4 Western $8,103

5 Alberta $7,926

6 Dalhousie $7,922

7 McGill $7,764

8 McMaster $7,636

9 Manitoba $7,166

10 Queen’s $7,001

11 Laval $6,858

12 UBC $6,839

13 Saskatchewan $6,739

14 Sherbrooke $6,392

15 Montréal $6,311

Comprehensive

1 Simon Fraser $8,202

2 Windsor $7,856

3 Memorial $7,844

4 Victoria $7,656

5 Guelph $7,522

6 Regina $7,517

7 Carleton $7,246

8 Waterloo $7,072

9 New Brunswick $6,903

10 York $6,724

11 Concordia $6,037

Primarily Undergraduate

1 UPEI $8,824

2 Mount Allison $8,068

3 Nipissing $7,876

4 Trent $7,578

5 Lakehead $7,542

6 Laurentian $7,415

7 Lethbridge $7,389

8 Acadia $6,990

9 UNBC $6,878

10 Moncton $6,645

11 St. Francis Xavier $6,638

12 Ryerson $6,426

13 Winnipeg $6,420

14 Mount Saint Vincent $6,095

15 Bishop’s $6,077

16 St. Thomas $6,021

17 Saint Mary’s $5,991

18 Brandon $5,976

19 Cape Breton (UCCB) $5,423

20 Wilfrid Laurier $4,901

21 Brock $4,588


SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

Medical Doctoral

1 Queen’s 12.5

2 Toronto 11.09

3 Alberta 10.66

4 Western 9.94

5 UBC 9.82

6 McGill 9.78

7 McMaster 8.31

8 Ottawa 7.93

9 Calgary 7.37

10 Dalhousie 7.33

11 Montréal 7.07

12 Laval 5.92

13 Sherbrooke 5.22

14 Saskatchewan 4.1

15 Manitoba 4.02

Comprehensive

1 Carleton 8.07

2 York 7.41

3 Waterloo 6.72

4 Memorial 6.05

5 Simon Fraser 5.92

6 Guelph 5.88

7 Victoria 5.75

8 Windsor 5.57

9 Regina 5.01

10 Concordia 4.23

11 New Brunswick 2.83

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Wilfrid Laurier 7.23

2 Lakehead 7.08

3 Trent 6.91

4 Bishop’s 6.87

5 Laurentian 6.85

6 Brock 5.46

7 St. Thomas 5.1

8 Nipissing 4.68

9 Mount Allison 3.91

10 Ryerson 3.73

11 St. Francis Xavier 3.72

12 Saint Mary’s 3.32

13 Acadia 3.09

14 Moncton 2.78

15 Mount Saint Vincent 2.7

16 Lethbridge 2.5

17 Winnipeg 2.4

18 UPEI 2.02 19 UNBC 1.84

20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.32 21 Brandon 1.18


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.

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

1 Alberta 363

2 Queen’s 327

3 Toronto 304

4 Saskatchewan 272

5 Western 264

6 UBC 262

7 Calgary 218

8 Ottawa 212

9 McGill 205

10 Laval 196

11 McMaster 193

12 Manitoba 175

13 Dalhousie 167

14 Sherbrooke 139

15 Montréal 138

Comprehensive

1 New Brunswick 323

2 Memorial 303

3 Victoria 242

4 Guelph 235

5 Windsor 229

6 Regina 221

7 Carleton 214

8 Waterloo 179

9 York 166

10 Concordia 160

11 Simon Fraser 148

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Acadia 390

2 Brandon 363

3 Mount Allison 333

4 St. Thomas 323

5 Moncton 300

6 UNBC 282

*7 Lethbridge 238

*7 St. Francis Xavier 238

9 Bishop’s 226

10 Trent 221

11 Laurentian 219

12 Nipissing 195

13 Mount Saint 1Q, Vincent

14 UPEI 185

15 Wilfrid Laurier 168

16 Saint Mary’s 151

17 Lakehead 150

18 Brock 146

19 CapeBreton ... (UCCB)

20 Winnipeg 131

21 Ryerson 78


ACQUISITIONS

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

Medical Doctoral

1 Dalhousie 49.34

2 Queen’s 47.08

3 UBC 47

4 Sherbrooke 46.19

5 Toronto 46.08

6 McMaster 43.26

7 Saskatchewan 42.7

8 Alberta 42.42

9 Western 42.36

10 McGill 42.29

11 Laval 38.28

12 Manitoba 37.02

13 Ottawa 35.56

14 Calgary 35.05

15 Montréal 33.31

Comprehensive

1 Simon Fraser 44.19

2 Waterloo 43.55

3 Windsor 42.23

4 Regina 41.5

5 Memorial 41.3

6 Victoria 38.4

7 Guelph 38.14

8 York 36.99

9 Concordia 36.43

10 Carleton 33.56

11 New Brunswick 28.98

Primarily Undergraduate

1 UNBC 63.85

2 Mount Saint Vincent 44.57

3 Lakehead 43.97

4 UPEI 40.67

5 St. Francis Xavier 38.64

Nipissing 38.55

7 Mount Allison 37.89

8 Ryerson 36.4

9 Wilfrid Laurier 35.94

10 Brock 35.73

11 Laurentian 35.47

12 Moncton 35.44

13 Acadia 35.27

14 Winnipeg 34.06

15 Bishop’s 33.17

16 Lethbridge 31.13

17 Saint Mary’s 29.96

18 St. Thomas 28.98

19 Trent 28.61

20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 25.76

21 Brandon 24.02


TOTAL LIBRARY HOLDINGS

Medical Doctoral

IN MILLIONS

1 Toronto 13.974

2 Alberta 9.451 3 UBC 7.977

4 Western 6.464

5 Queen’s 5.263

6 Calgary 4.763

7 Montréal 4.738

8 McGill 4.563

9 Saskatchewan 4.209

10 Laval 4.192

11 Ottawa 3.639

12 Manitoba 2.947

13 McMaster 2.944

14 Dalhousie 1.83

15 Sherbrooke 1.696


EXPENSES

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

Medical Doctoral

1 Toronto 10.28

2 UBC 9.47

*3 Queen's 7.8

*3 Western 7.8

5 Manitoba 6.91

6 Saskatchewan 6.57

7 Alberta 6.41

8 McMaster 6.04

9 McGill 5.79

10 Dalhousie 5.69

11 Calgary 5.59

12 Ottawa 5.58

13 Montréal 5.26

14 Laval 5.08

15 Sherbrooke 4.05

Comprehensive

1 Memorial 7.22

2 Windsor 6.98

3 New Brunswick 6.95

4 Waterloo 6.65

5 Carleton 6.55

6 Simon Fraser 6.53

7 Victoria 6.46

8 Guelph 6.24

9 York 6.07

10 Regina 6.02

11 Concordia 5.96

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Bishop’s 9.42

2 UNBC 7.54

3 Mount Allison 6.96

4 Winnipeg 6.65

5 Trent 6.53

6 Brock 6.42

7 Wilfrid Laurier 6.24

*8 Moncton 6.15

*8 St. Thomas 6.15

10 Acadia 5.68

11 Lakehead 5.62

12 St. Francis Xavier 5.55

13 Lethbridge 5.46

14 Laurentian 5.24

15 Nipissing 5.13

16 Saint Mary's 4.91

17 UPEI 4.68

18 Brandon 4.62

19 Mount Saint Vincent 4.58

20 Ryerson 4.11

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.04


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 7,087 high-school guidance counselors, university officials, heads of a variety of organizations, plus 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 western provinces. All respondents completed a national survey; university officials and guidance counselors also completed regional surveys.

NATIONAL REPUTATIONAL RANKING

This ranking combines all 47 universities from the three categories into one group. Below are the top 25.

Best Overall

1 WATERLOO

2 TORONTO

3 QUEEN'S

4 ALBERTA

5 McGILL

6 UBC

7 McMASTER

8 GUELPH

9 SIMON FRASER

10 ACADIA

11 WESTERN

12 CALGARY

13 RYERSON

14 MONTREAL

15 DALHOUSIE

16 WILFRID LAURIER

17 SHERBROOKE

18 MOUNT ALLISON

19 VICTORIA

20LAVAL

21YORK

22 SASKATCHEWAN

23 NEW BRUNSWICK

24 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

25 SAINT MARY’S


Highest Most / Most Innovative / Leaders of Tomorrow

1. QUEEN’S 1. WATERLOO 1. WATERLOO

2. TORONTO 2. McMASTER 2. TORONTO

3. McGILL 3. TORONTO 3. ALBERTA

4. WATERLOO 4. GUELPH 4. QUEEN’S

5. UBC 5. ALBERTA 5. McGILL

6. ALBERTA 6. SIMON FRASER 6. UBC

7. McMASTER 7. QUEEN’S 7. GUELPH

8. SIMON FRASER 8. UBC 8. McMASTER

9. GUELPH 9. McGILL 9. SIMON FRASER

10. WESTERN 10. ACADIA 10. ACADIA

11. MOUNT ALLISON 11. RYERSON 11. RYERSON

12. DALHOUSIE 12. WESTERN 12. MONTREAL

13. VICTORIA 13. CALGARY 13. WESTERN

14. MONTREAL 14. WILFRID LAURIER 14. CALGARY

15. LAVAL 15. VICTORIA 15. DALHOUSIE

16. CALGARY 16. SHERBROOKE 16. SHERBROOKE

17. ACADIA 17. DALHOUSIE 17. WILFRID LAURIER

18. WILFRID LAURIER 18. MOUNT ALLISON 18. MOUNT ALLISON

19. SHERBROOKE 19. MONTREAL 19. LAVAL

20. SASKATCHEWAN 20. YORK 20. LETHBRIDGE

21. YORK 21. MEMORIAL 21. YORK

22. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER 22. LAVAL 22. SASKATCHEWAN

23. RYERSON 23. SAINT MARY’S 23. NEW BRUNSWICK

24. OTTAWA 24. SASKATCHEWAN 24. VICTORIA

25. NEW BRUNSWICK 25. NEW BRUNSWICK 25. CONCORDIA


ALUMNI SUPPORT

Maclean's measures the percentage of alumni who made gifts to the university over a five-year period.

Medical Doctoral

1 Toronto 24.8

2 Western 24.5

3 McGill 19.8

4 UBC 19.6

5 Queen’s 18.9

6 Manitoba 18.4

7 Dalhousie 15.6

8 Montréal 14.6

9 Sherbrooke 14.3

10 McMaster 13.7

11 Alberta 13.1

12 Calgary 13

13 Ottawa 12

14 Laval 9.9

15 Saskatchewan 9.3

Comprehensive

1 Waterloo 22.1

2 Windsor 16.6

3 Carleton 16.3

4 Concordia 15.5

5 Simon Fraser 15.1

6 York 13.6

7 Guelph 13.4

8 Memorial 11.5

9 New Brunswick 11.2

10 Victoria 9

11 Regina 4.5

Primarily Undergraduate

1 Moncton 32.6

2 Nipissing 30.5

3 Bishop’s 30.3

4 Saint Mary’s 27.4

5 St. Francis Xavier 26.8

6 Trent 26

7 Brandon 24.7

8 Winnipeg 23.4

9 Acadia 21.4

10 St. Thomas 20.3

11 Wilfrid Laurier 20

12 Mount Allison 18.4

13 Lakehead 17.4

14 Lethbridge 17

15 Mount Saint Vincent 16.4

16 UPEI 14 17 Brock 12.6

18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 12

19 Ryerson 11.5 20 Laurentian 7.8 - UNBC N/A

UNBC, which opened in 1994, is exempted from reporting information for this indicator. Since this measure calculates alumni gifts overa five-year period, UNBCs relative youth precludes it from responding. Its overall score is calculated on the remaining indicators.


Value 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.

1. Trent

2. Windsor

3. Lakehead

4. Moncton

5. Brock

6. St. Francis Xavier

7. Laurentian

8. Manitoba

9. Ottawa

10. Montréal

11. McMaster

12. Carleton

13. McGill

14. Concordia

15. Brandon