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Which universities get top marks for going the distance with their students? In this output measure, consulting statisticians from McDougall Scientific Ltd. juxtaposed two sets of figures and identified those universities with the greatest difference between the two. The first set includes measures related to the incoming student: average entering grade and the proportion of students entering with averages of 75 per cent or higher. The second examines one measure of student satisfaction-the percentage of first-year students who return in second year-and two measures of student achievement: the

proportion of students who graduate within a reasonable time frame and who win student awards.

TOP 25

1 Lakehead

2 Trent_

3 Windsor

4 Saint Mary’s

5 Laurentian

6 Acadia

7 Ottawa

8 Wilfrid Laurier

9 York

10 New Brunswick

11 Toronto

*12 Manitoba

12 Ryerson

14

Nipissing

15

Brock

16

Moncton

17

Memorial

*18 UPEI

“18 Waterloo

20 Carleton

*21 McMaster

*21 Queen’s

*23 Guelph

*23 Lethbridge 25 McGill

‘Indicates a tie.

THE MACLEAN S DIRECTORY | Every university in the Maclean’s survey has a unique history, a distinct mission—and its own particular strengths. The student numbers below refer to the 2004-2005 academic year.

UNIVERSITY LOCATION AND FULL-TIME PART-TIME

FOUNDING DATE STUDENTS STUDENTS

ACADIA Wolfville, N.S. (1838) 3,679 346

ALBERTA Edmonton, Alta. (1908) 30,605 4,012

BISHOP’S Lennoxville, Que. (1843) 2,191 606

brandon_Brandon, Man. (1899)_2,299 1,087

BRITISH Vancouver, B.C. 29,573 12,759

COLUMBIA (UBC) (1908)

BROCK St. Catharines, Ont. (1964) 13,090 3,507

CALGARY Calgary, Alta. (1966) 23,414 4,514

CAPE BRETON Sydney, N.S. (1974) 2,588 798

CARLETON Ottawa, Ont. (1942) 18,720 4,865

CONCORDIA Montreal, Que. (1974) 19,024 11,870

DALHOUSIE Halifax, N.S. (1818) 13,514 2,300

GUELPH Guelph, Ont. (1964) 16,653 1,565

LAKEHEAD Thunder Bay, Ont. (1965) 6,123 1,456

LAURENTIAN Sudbury, Ont. (1960) 5,939 2,270

LAVAL Quebec City, Que. (1663) 25,552 11,680

LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge, Alta. (1967) 6,847 903

MANITOBA Winnipeg, Man. (1877) 20,335 7,227

MCGILL Montreal, Que. (1821) 25,552 5,132

MCMASTER Hamilton, Ont. (1887) 19,264 3,505

MEMORIAL St. John’s and Corner 14,275 3,057

Brook, Nfld. (1925)

MONCTON Moncton, Edmundston 5,116 1,284

and Shippagan, N.B. (1963)

MONTRÉAL Montreal, Que. (1878) 37,019 18,131

MOUNT ALLISON Sackville, N.B. (1839) 2,082 730

MOUNT SAINT Halifax, N.S. (1873) 2,384 2,208

VINCENT

UNIVERSITY LOCATION AND FULL-TIME PART-TIME

FOUNDING DATE STUDENTS STUDENTS

NEW BRUNSWICK Fredericton and 10,609 2,256

(UNB) Saint John, N.B. (1785)

NIPISSING North Bay, Ont. (1992) 3,071 2,835

NORTHERN BRITISH Prince George, B.C. 2,539 1,125

COLUMBIA (UNBC) (1994)

OTTAWA Ottawa, Ont. (1848) 24,975 6,464

PRINCE EDWARD Charlottetown, P.E.I. 3,454 645

ISLAND (UPEI) (1804)

QUEEN'S Kingston, Ont. (1841) 16,743 3,648

SAINT MARY’S Halifax, N.S. (1802) 6,251 2,208

ST. THOMAS Fredericton, N.B. (1910) 2,893 341

SASKATCHEWAN Saskatoon, Sask. (1907) 15,407 3,504

SHERBROOKE Sherbrooke, Que. (1954) 12,255 7,986

SIMON FRASER Burnaby, B.C. (1963) 12,960 9,746

TORONTO Toronto, Ont. (1827) 59,870 8,958

TRENT Peterborough, Ont. (1963) 6,275 1,513

VICTORIA Victoria, B.C. (1963) 12,476 5,844

WATERLOO Waterloo, Ont. (1957) 23,185 2,660

WESTERN London, Ont.

ONTARIO (1878) 28,529 4,379

WILFRID LAURIER Waterloo, Ont. (1911) 10,864 2,286

WINDSOR Windsor, Ont. (1857) 13,215 3,297

WINNIPEG Winnipeg, Man. (1871) 4,305 4,945

YORK Toronto, Ont. (1959) 40,299 9,197