UNIVERSITIES

Ranking Road Map

November 20 1995
UNIVERSITIES

Ranking Road Map

November 20 1995

Reading the Rankings

STUDENT BODY

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

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 magazine considers, as well, the university’s drawing power from other provinces and among graduate students internationally.

AVERAGE ENTERING GRADE

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

Medical/Doctoral 1 Queen’s 87.1% 2 McGill 85.5% 3 UBC 85.2% 4 Toronto 85.1% 5 McMaster 83% 6 Saskatchewan 82.2% 7 Dalhousie 81.8% 8 Western 80.2% *9 Alberta 80% *9 Ottawa 80% 11 Calgary 78.8%

Comprehensive GRADE 1 Waterloo 83.9% 2 Victoria 83.5% 3 Simon Fraser 83% 4 Guelph 82.8% 5 York 79.7% 6 Windsor 78.3% 7 New Brunswick 76.7% 8 Concordia 74.9% 9 Carleton 73.5%

19 Laurentian Primarily Undergraduate GRADE 84.8% 83.8% 80.9% 4 Trent 80.3% 5 P.E.I. 80.1% 6 St. Francis Xavier 79.9% 7 St. Thomas 79% 8 Brock 78.4% 9 Bishop's 78.1% 10 Mount Saint Vincent78% 11 Winnipeg 77.7% 12 Saint Mary's 76.5% 13 Ryerson 76.2% 14 Brandon 75.1% 15 Cape Breton (UCCB) 74.9% 16 Lethbridge 74.3% 17 Nipissing 74% 18 Lakehead 73.9% 72.7% 1 Mount Aflison 2 Wilfrid Laurier 3 Acadia

PROPORTION WHO GRADUATE

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

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT Queen’s 91.3 Toronto 89.9 McGill 89.8 Ottawa 84.6 Alberta 80.9 6 McMaster 80.8 7 Dalhousie 76 8 Western 75.5 9 UBC 69.7 10 Saskatchewan 65.5 11 Calgary 57.2

Comprehensive PER CENT Windsor 83.1 Waterloo 81.8 York 81.5 Guelph 77.4 Simon Fraser 75.8 Victoria 75.8 New Brunswick 72.2 8 Carleton 72.1 9 Concordia 65.7

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Trent 88.9 2 St. Francis Xavier 83.2 3 Brandon 81 4 Wilfrid Laurier 80.8 5 Bishop’s 79.5 6 Cape Breton (UCCB) 78.5 7 Acadia 78 8 Mount Allison 77.6 9 Lethbridge 76.5 10 Lakehead 71.4 11 Saint Mary’s 70.7 12 Mount Saint Vincent 70.2 13 P.E.I. 69.6 14 Ryerson 67.7 15 Laurentian 64.9 16 Brock 64.8 17 St. Thomas 57.2 18 Winnipeg 45.3 19 Nipissing N/A

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

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.

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT *1 McGill 99.5 *1 Toronto 99.5 3 Queen’s 98.8 4 UBC 97.1 5 McMaster 97 6 Western 86.8 7 Dalhousie 86.2 8 Calgary 81.2 9 Saskatchewan 80.8 10 Alberta 79.9 11 Ottawa 74.4

PER CENT 1 Simon Fraser 97.7 2 Waterloo 93.5 3 Guelph 92.7 4 Victoria 90.8 5 York 77.7 6 New Brunswick 59.3 7 Windsor 58.4 8 Concordia 57.2 9 Carleton 40.1

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Wilfrid Laurier 98.4 2 Mount Allison 92 3 Trent 81.1 4 Acadia 80.2 5 Winnipeg 77.2 6 Brock 72.9 7 St. Francis Xavier 70.9 8 St. Thomas 67.6 S Bishop’s 67.3 10 Mount Saint Vincent 63.9 11 Ryerson 58 12 Saint Mary’s 53.5 13 P.E.I. 50.8 14 Brandon 45.3 15 Lakehead 43.4 16 Lethbridge 41.8 17 Cape Breton (UCCB) 35.1 18 Laurentian 34.4 19 Nipissing 33.3

OUT OF PROVINCE (FIRST YEAR) Percentage of students from other provinces:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 36.2 2 Dalhousie 32.2 3 UBC 17.3 4 Ottawa 14.7 5 Queen’s 11.7 6 Calgary 7.8 7 Alberta 5.2 8 Western 3.6 9 Saskatchewan 3 10 Toronto 2.4 11 McMaster 2.1

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Mount Allison 63 2 Bishop’s 56.2 3 St. Francis Xavier 31.6 4 St. Thomas 30 5 Acadia 29.6 6 P.E.I. 20.6 7 Mount Saint Vincent 15.7 8 Brandon 13.6 9 Saint Mary's 13.2 10 Lethbridge 9.8 11 Lakehead 6.8 12 Cape Breton (UCCB) 5.3 13 Trent 4.8 14 Winnipeg 3.6 15 Ryerson 2.7 16 Nipissing 2 17 Laurentian 1.7 18 Wilfrid Laurier 1.5 19 Brock 0.2

Comprehensive PER CENT *1 Concordia 17.3 *1 New Brunswick 17.3 3 Carleton 16.3 4 Simon Fraser 10.2 5 Victoria 9.7 6 Guelph 2.1 7 York

t Waterloo did not provide this information, and was assigned a point score equal to the lowest in the Out of Province indicator in the Comprehensive category.

STUDENT BODY

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

Medical/Doctoral 1 McGill 10 2 Queen's 8.9 3 Toronto 8.1 4 UBC 7.9 5 McMaster 7.6 6 Dalhousie 6 7 Ottawa 5.3 8 Alberta 5.1 9 Western 3.8 10 Calgary 3.4 11 Saskatchewan 2.9

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Acadia 3.2 2 Mount Allison 3 *3 Brandon 2.9 *3 St. Francis Xavier 2.9 5 Winnipeg 2.7 6 Trent 2.4 7 P.E.I. 2.3 8 Lethbridge 2 Bishop's 1.5 *9 Saint Mary’s 1.5 *11 Lakehead 1.4 *11 Laurentian 1.4 13 Brock 1.2 *14 Mount Saint Vincent 0.8 *14 Wilfrid Laurier 0.8 16 St. Thomas 0.7 *17 Cape Breton (UCCB) 0.2 *17 Ryerson 0.2 19 Nipissing none

Comprehensive 1 Waterloo 9.3 2 Victoria 5.5 *3 Guelph 5.4 *3 Simon Fraser 5.4 5 New Brunswick 4.7 6 Carleton 4.3 7 Concordia 3.5 8 York 2.9 9 Windsor 1.7

INTERNATIONAL (GRADUATE)

Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

Medical/Doctoral

Comprehensive

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 tenurestream 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.

CUSSES TAUGHT BY TENURED FACULTY Percentage of first-year classes taught by tenured or tenure-track professors:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 McMaster 75.9 2 McGill 69.7 3 Dalhousie 66.4 4 Western 65.8 5 Ottawa 62.9 6 Toronto 62.1 7 Saskatchewan 61.2 8 Calgary 56 I UBC 55.6 10 Alberta 51.6 11 Queen’s 41

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 St. Francis Xavier 87.1 2 Bishop’s 78.1 3 Mount Allison 77.3 4 Lethbridge 76 5 Acadia 71.4 6 Brandon 69 7 Mount Saint Vincent 68.3 8 Ryerson 67 9 St. Thomas 62.8 *10 Brock 61 *10 Nipissing 61 12 Winnipeg 60.6 13 Trent 60.4 14 Laurentian 59.7 15 Lakehead 57.9 16 Saint Mary’s 53.6 17 Cape Breton (UCCB) 53.4 18 P.E.I. 51.7 19 Wilfrid Laurier 41.4

PER CENT 1 York 86.7 2 New Brunswick 74 3 Windsor 67.9 4 Guelph 65.7 5 Waterloo 52.8 6 Carleton 48.5 7 Victoria 48.3 8 Concordia 47.2 9 Simon Fraser 31.6

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

Medical/ PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS MoHiral/ PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS Doctoral 1-25 AT 26-50 FIRSTAND 51-100 SECOND-YEAR 101-250 251-500 LEVEL over 500 Doctoral ",CUIUd,/ 1-25 AT 26-50 THIRD51-100 AND FOURTH-YEAR 101-250 251-500 LEVEL over 500 1 52.5 20.1 16.3 9 1.9 0.2 1 Dalhousie 75.7 17.4 6.9 none none none 2 Toronto 49 18.4 18.5 12.6 1.4 0.2 2 Queen’s 78.9 12.2 6.6 2.2 none none 3 Alberta 38.7 28.9 20.2 10.6 1.6 none 3 Western 75.3 16.6 7.3 0.8 none none *4 Queen’s 41.1 21 25.5 11.1 1.3 none 4 McMaster 73.4 16.4 8.2 2 none none *4 Saskatchewan 30.4 38.9 20.4 9.6 0.7 none 5 Calgary 66.8 26.5 5.7 0.9 none none 5 Western 39.4 25.7 21.8 10.1 2.9 0.1 $ Saskatchewan 65.6 27.5 5.1 1.8 none none *7 UBC 37.4 27.9 18.6 14.9 1.1 0.1 *7 McGill 69.9 17 9.8 3 0.3 none 7 Ottawa 35.8 26.3 25 12.5 0.4 none *7 Toronto 68.8 18.4 10.3 2.4 0.1 0.1 9 Dalhousie 33 28.8 26.3 11.9 none none 9 Alberta 61.8 25.6 10.4 2.2 0.1 none : Calgary 29.4 31.9 23.9 13.2 1.6 none *19 UBC 61.2 23.2 11.5 3.6 0.6 none 11 McMaster 25.6 27.2 19.8 22.3 4.9 0.2 *10 Ottawa 58.2 24.8 16.4 0.6 none none Comprehensive PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS Comprehensive PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Concordia 41.6 43.1 14.5 0.7 0.1 none 1 Concordia 66.3 29.1 4.6 none none none ; New Brunswick 42.8 27.3 22.9 5.8 1.1 none 2 New Brunswick 67.5 25.4 6.6 0.4 0.1 none *2 Victoria 45.9 24 21.4 7.1 1.6 none 3 Windsor 65.8 26.7 7.1 0.4 none none 4 Windsor 35.9 29.3 19.8 13.3 1.6 none Victoria 64.3 25.7 8.4 1.6 none none 5 York 42.3 20.4 18.7 15.4 3.2 none *4 York 65.1 25.2 8 1.6 0.2 none 6 Simon Fraser 39.3 21.8 15.5 20.4 3 none 6 Simon Fraser 65.6 23 9.2 2 0.2 none 7 Guelph 21.1 39.6 22.1 13.8 3.4 none 7 Carleton 64.1 21.8 12.7 1.4 none none 8 Carleton 28 20.5 34.9 14.1 2.5 none I Guelph 62.6 21.9 11.6 3.8 none none 9 Waterloo 22.8 27.4 30.2 17.7 1.9 none 9 Waterloo 54.9 27.2 16.2 1.5 0.2 none Primarily PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS Primarily PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS Undergraduate AT FIRSTAND SECONDYEAR LEVEL Undergraduate AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over500 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Trent 78.7 8.3 8.3 3.7 0.8 0.2 1 Bishop’s 89.7 9.5 0.8 2 Bishop's 57.8 34.3 7.8 none none none 2 Winnipeg 89 9.6 1.3 none none none 3 Cape Breton (UCCB) 52.3 34.8 H.9 1 none none 3 Lethbridge 89.4 8.5 2.1 none none none none none none Mount Saint Vincent 42.2 42.2 14.4 1.1 none none *4 Mount Allison 85.9 11.8 2.3 *5 Brandon 52.5 25.3 16 6.2 *4 Nipissing 86.1 12.3 1.6 none none none none none *5 Mount Allison 53.4 24.4 15.5 6.7 none 6 Brandon 83.6 16 none 0.4 none none none 7 Nipissing 42.7 38.5 14.5 4.3 none none *7 Acadia 81 16.8 none 2.1 none none *8 Laurentian 48.5 28.2 17.1 5.5 0.7 Mount Saint Vincent 79.3 20.7 none none none none none t Wilfrid Laurier 49.6 23.3 22.2 4.8 none none *7 Trent 84.6 10.1 5.1 none 0.2 none none St. Thomas 36 42.4 21.2 0.4 none none 10 Saint Mary’s 79.5 17.5 3 none none *11 Acadia 36.7 42.4 17.8 3.1 11 Laurentian 80.9 14.1 none none none none none *11 P.E.I. 41.5 32.6 23.7 1.7 0.4 12 P.E.I. 75.9 20.1 4.6 0.5 none none none 13 Ryerson 30.5 52.3 13.4 3.7 none none 13 St. Thomas 74.4 21.2 4.5 4 none none none 14 Winnipeg 31.5 45.2 21.8 1.5 none none Cape Breton (UCCB) 70.3 28.6 1.1 none none none 15 Lethbridge 41.4 30.6 18.7 9.3 none none 15 Wilfrid Laurier 70.3 26.5 3 none 0.2 none none 16 Saint Mary’s 29.7 47.7 18.3 4.1 0.2 none 15 Brock 69.1 28.3 2.6 none none 17 St. Francis Xavier 33.1 34.7 28.2 4.1 17 St. Francis Xavier 72.4 16.5 none none none none none 18 Lakehead 38.2 30.9 18.5 10.7 1.7 Lakehead 54.6 36.3 10.3 0.8 none none none 19 Brock 32.8 32.5 18.9 14.2 1.5 19 Ryerson 40.6 48.7 8.1 1.1 none none none 9.6 1.1 none none

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

Reading the Rankings FACULTY

T; ihe development. calibre of the Maclean’s faculty is calculates vital to the the students’ percentage own 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 AWARDS These figures show the number of full-time professors, per 1,000, who have won national awards.

Medical/Doctoral

Comprehensive

Primarily Undergraduate Trent 4.7 Saint Mary's 4.6 Brock 3.7 Winnipeg 3.4 Mount Allison 2.9 Wilfrid Laurier 1.4 Acadia 1 8 Laurentian 0.6 *9 Bishop’s none *9 Brandon none *9 Cape Breton (UCCB) none *9 Lakehead none *9 Lethbridge none *9 Mount Saint Vincent none *9 Nipissing none *9 P.E.I. none *9 Ryerson none *9 St. Francis Xavier none *9 St. Thomas none

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES GRANTS

Below are the average size and number of peeradjudicated 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 Toronto $7,141 30.83 2 McMaster 6,966 28.38 3 McGill 6,265 30.3 4 UBC 6,338 28 5 Ottawa 5,527 17.36 6 Queen’s 3,395 22.57 7 Alberta 3,312 15.4 8 Western 2,783 16.83 9 Dalhousie 1,976 13.41 10 Calgary 1,824 12.14 11 Saskatchewan 2,314 5.31

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Trent $2,413 16.05 2 Acadia 2,582 14.29 3 Wilfrid Laurier 1,952 16.75 4 Saint Mary’s 2,734 11.32 5 Mount Allison 1,680 1176 6 Lethbridge 1,715 11U 7 Winnipeg 1598 9.46 8 St. Francis Xavier 990 9.62 *9 Brock 898 8.4 *9 Lakehead 1,072 7.38 11 Mount Saint Vincent 832 8.59 12 St. Thomas 727 7.46 13 P.E.I. 657 6.59 14 Cape Breton (UCCB) 769 3.17 15 Laurentian 570 2.8 16 Bishop’s 373 2.74 17 Brandon 273 2.17 18 Nipissing 294 1.59 19 Ryerson 324 125

Comprehensive 1 Simon Fraser $5,552 24.47 2 York 3,913 3 Guelph 2,793 4 Waterloo 5 Carleton 6 Concordia 7 Victoria 8 New Brunsv\

MEDICAL/SCIENCE GRANTS

Below are the average size and number of peeradjudicated 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 Toronto $54,514 149.05 2 McGill 70,415 118.16 3 Queen’s 58,449 118.77 4 UBC 53,743 120.16 5 Alberta 49,686 112.4 6 Ottawa 40,298 103.65 7 Western 40,601 96.06 8 McMaster 39,388 94.93 9 Calgary 36,163 90.12 10 Saskatchewan 29,580 64.56 11 Dalhousie 27,328 65.64

Comprehensive 1 Victoria $57,183 143.08 2 York 59,815 121.31 3 Simon Fraser 50,264 136,11 4 Guelph 46,152 140.121 5 Waterloo 41,767 116.84 6 Carleton 34,469 101.761 7 Concordia 24,174 89.3 8 Windsor 21,414 92.47 9 New Brunswick 28,510 63.13

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Lethbridge $20,212 95.24 2 Trent 18,931 84.91 3 Brock 19,619 80.88 4 Mount Allison 18,364 83.33 5 St. Francis Xavier 17,521 72.92 6 Winnipeg 20,557 41.38 7 Saint Mary's 15,814 59.09 8 Acadia 10,256 55.74 9 Brandon 8,332 57.14 10 Wilfrid Laurier 9,536 48 11 Laurentian 9,683 39.34 12 Lakehead 8,761 40.2 13 Mount Saint 4,387 32 Vincent 14 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4,803 20.83 15 Bishop's 2,416 20 16 P.E.I, 3,129 15.6 17 Ryerson 3,651 12.73 18 Nipissing none none 19 St. Thomas N/A N/A

FACULTY WITH PhDs

Percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD degree:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 Toronto 95.9 2 McMaster 95.7 3 Ottawa 94 4 UBC 93.3 5 93.1 6 Queen’s 92.3 7 Alberta 90 8 Dalhousie 89.6 9 Western 88.6 10 Calgary 86.2 11 Saskatchewan 80.8

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Saint Mary's 90.5 2 St. Francis Xavier 90.1 3 Acadia 88.9 4 Brock 87.6 5 Wilfrid Laurier 86 6 Mount Allison 85.3 7 Trent 84.9 8 Lethbridge 80.7 9 Nipissing 80.3 10 Winnipeg 78.5 11 St.Thomas 75.7 12 Lakehead 75 13 Brandon 71.9 14 Mount Saint Vincent 71.3 15 Laurentian 71.2 16 P.E.I. 68.9 17 Bishop's 67 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 40.3 Ryerson 35

Comprehensive PER CENT York 96.2 Guelph Waterloo Victoria Simon Fraser Windsor Carleton 8 Concordia 9 New Brunswick

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

Reading the Rankings 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

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

Medical/Doctoral 1 Toronto $7,545 2 McGill 7,529 3 UBC 7,358 4 Alberta 6,927 5 Ottawa 6,920 6 Western 6,838 7 McMaster 6,751 8 Dalhousie 6,416 9 Queen’s 6,178 10 Calgary 6,018 11 Saskatchewan 5,799

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Mount Allison $9,039 2 Lethbridge 8,623 3 P.E.I. 7,958 4 Bishop’s 6,795 5 Laurentian 6,454 6 Ryerson 6,145 7 Winnipeg 6,142 8 Trent 5,831 9 Brandon 5,714 10 Nipissing 5,709 11 St. Francis Xavier 5,580 12 Acadia 5,517 13 St. Thomas 5,428 14 Lakehead 4,921 15 Mount Saint Vincent 4,871 16 Wilfrid Laurier 4,651 17 Saint Mary’s 4,422 18 Brock 4,092 19 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,640

1 Simon Fraser $7,504 2 Victoria 7,491 3 Guelph 7,135 4 Windsor 6,904 5 Waterloo 6,566 6 Concordia 6,403 7 New Brunswick 6,137 8 York 6,119 9 Carleton 6,012

STUDENT SERVICES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to student services:

Medical/Doctoral Toronto 4.98 Ottawa 4.49 Queen’s 4.16 Dalhousie 4.07 Calgary 3.92 Western 3.82 Alberta 3.27 McMaster 2.9 McGill 2.86 10 Saskatchewan 2.75 11 UBC 2.3

Primarily CENT 1 St. Thomas 8.34 2 Lethbridge 8.3 3 Winnipeg 7.6 4 Bishop’s 5.84 5 Brandon 5.75 6 Nipissing 5.54 7 Saint Mary’s 5.46 8 Acadia 4.89 S Trent 4.48 10 Lakehead 4.32 11 St. Francis Xavier 3.89 12 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3.78 13 Wilfrid Laurier 3.73 14 Brock 3.7 15 P.E.I. 3.58 16 Mount Allison 3.37 17 Laurentian 3.18 18 Mount Saint Vincent 3.1 19 Ryerson 3.03

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Windsor 5.76 2 Carleton 3 Waterloo 4 Guelph 5 York 6 Simon Fraser 7 Victoria 8 Concordia 9 New Brunswick

SCHOLARSHIPS &

BURSARIES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 Toronto 7.73 2 Queen’s 6.99 3 Dalhousie 6.92 4 Alberta 4.49 5 Ottawa 4.38 6 UBC. 3.87 7 McGill 3.78 8 Saskatchewan 3.22 9 Western 3.14 10 Calgary 2.66 11 McMaster 2.59

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Victoria 5.37 2 Simon Fraser 4.35 3 Waterloo 2.71 4 Carleton 2.63 5 York 2.61 6 Guelph 1.97 7 Windsor 1.74 8 New Brunswick 1.5 Concordia 0.59

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 St. Thomas 5.42 2 Acadia 3.68 3 Mount Allison 2.98 4 St. Francis Xavier 2.34 *5 Lakehead 2.25 *5 Wilfrid Laurier 2.25 7 Saint Mary’s 2.15 8 Nipissing 2.1 9 Trent 1.9 10 Bishop’s 1.89 11 Mount Saint Vincent 1.68 12 P.E.I. 1.65 *13 Lethbridge 1.31 *13 Winnipeg 1.31 15 Brock 1.08 16 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.04 17 Brandon 1.02 18 Laurentian 0.82 19 Ryerson 0.63

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

Reading the Rankings

TOTAL LIBRARY HOLDINGS (In millions)

Medical/Doctoral Toronto Alberta UBC Western Calgary Queen’s 8 Saskatchewan 9 Ottawa 10 McMaster 11 Dalhousie

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

♦INDICATES A TIE.

Full description of the methodology, page 31.

HOLDINGS PER STUDENT

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

Medical/Doctoral 1 Alberta 344 2 Queen’s 305 3 UBC 259 *4 Calgary 251 *4 Toronto 251 6 Saskatchewan 246 7 Western 243 8 McMaster 178 174 10 Dalhousie 162 11 Ottawa 158

Primarily Undergraduate Brandon 392 Mount Allison 356 St. Thomas 283 Acadia 279 Lethbridge 274 Bishop’s 217 St. Francis Xavier 209 P.E.I. 204 Nipissing 188 Wilfrid Laurier 177 Trent 176 Saint Mary’s 145 Laurentian 143 Winnipeg 140 Brock 122 Mount Saint Vincent 119 Cape Breton (UCCB) 105 Lakehead 105 Ryerson 45

Comprehensive

EXPENSES

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

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 Toronto 8.61 2 Queen’s 7.48 3 Western 7.42 4 UBC 6.92 5 Saskatchewan 6.9 6 McMaster 6.83 7 Alberta 6.58 8 Ottawa 6.21 9 Dalhousie 6.18 10 Calgary 6.07 11 McGill 5.7

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Bishop’s 9.96 2 Trent 7.9 3 Brock 6.89 4 Nipissing 6.82 5 St. Thomas 6.72 6 Acadia 6.42 7 Laurentian 6.2 8 Saint Mary’s 6.17 9 St. Francis Xavier 6.04 10 Wilfrid Laurier 5.99 11 Winnipeg 5.97 12 Lakehead 5.93 13 Mount Allison 5.83 14 Brandon 5.75 15 Mount Saint Vincent 5.54 16 Lethbridge 5.28 17 P.E.I. 5.26 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.34 19 Ryerson 3.82

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Carleton 7.46 2 New Brunswick 7.36 3 Victoria 6.79 4 Waterloo 6.69 *5 Simon Fraser 6.34 *5 Windsor 6.34 7 Guelph 6.13 8 York 5.79 9 Concordia 5.51

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

Comprehensive

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT Lakehead 42.95 P.E.I. 39.71 Mount Saint Vincent 39.53 St. Francis Xavier Wilfrid Laurier Acadia Brock 8 Nipissing 9 Mount Allison 10 Cape Breton (UCCB) 11 Laurentian 12 Lethbridge 13 Bishop’s 14 Trent 15 Winnipeg 16 Saint Mary’s 17 St. Thomas 18 Ryerson 19 Brandon

Reading the Rankings 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 3,400 high-school guidance counsellors, university academics and chief executive officers across Canada.

NATIONAL REPUTATIONAL RANKING

Highest Most Leaders of Best Rank Quality Innovative Tomorrow Overall 1 QUEEN’S WATERLOO WATERLOO WATERLOO 2 MCGILL SIMON FRASER SIMON FRASER QUEEN’S 3 UBC MCMASTER QUEEN’S SIMON FRASER 4 TORONTO QUEEN’S UBC UBC 5 WATERLOO MCGILL MCMASTER MCMASTER 6 MCMASTER TORONTO MCGILL MCGILL 7 ALBERTA UBC YORK TORONTO 8 SIMON FRASER GUELPH TORONTO GUELPH 9 WESTERN CALGARY GUELPH CALGARY 10 GUELPH YORK CALGARY ALBERTA 11 VICTORIA ALBERTA RYERSON YORK 12 ACADIA RYERSON ALBERTA VICTORIA 13 MOUNT ALLISON VICTORIA TRENT WESTERN 14 CALGARY WESTERN VICTORIA ACADIA 15 DALHOUSIE ACADIA WESTERN RYERSON

ALUMNI SUPPORT

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

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT Toronto 25.2 23.3 Dalhousie 20.7 Queen's 20.3 McMaster 14.9 Saskatchewan 14.8 UBC 14.2 Calgary 14.1 9 Western 13 10 Alberta 11.1 11 Ottawa 8.4

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Bishop's 34.2 2 Trent 33.6 3 Brandon 31.9 4 Mount Saint Vincent 27.9 5 St. Francis Xavier 23.9 6 Mount Allison 23.7 7 P.E.i. 19.4 8 Acadia 19.2 9 Lakehead 18.5 10 Cape Breton (UCCB) 18.1 11 Winnipeg 17.4 12 Saint Mary’s 17 13 Wilfrid Laurier 16.9 14 St. Thomas 13.4 15 Laurentian 9.9 16 Lethbridge 7.8 17 Ryerson 6.5 18 Brock 4.4 19 Nipissing N/A

Comprehensive PER CENT Carleton 34.2 Guelph 27 New Brunswick 22.2 Waterloo 19.8 Windsor 19.2 Simon Fraser 12.1 York 10.3 Victoria 10.2 Concordia 9.2

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

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.

1. Carleton 2. Brandon 3. Lethbridge 4. Cape Breton (UCCB) 5. Laurentian 6. Lakehead 7. New Brunswick 8. Ottawa 9. Windsor 10. McGill 11. Concordia 12. Alberta 13. Waterloo 14. St. Francis Xavier 15. Saint Mary’s

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.

Class Sizes: Class Sizes: Classes Average Proportion Proportion Out Of 1st And 3rd And Taught By Faculty Awards Per Entering With 75% Who Province International Student 2nd Year 4th Year Tenured With Full-time Universities Grade Or Higher Graduate (1st Year) (Graduate) Awards Level Level Faculty PhDs Faculty Social Scholarships Student Library Sciences & Medical/ & Bursaries Services Total Holdings Humanities Science Operating (Percentage (Percentage Library Per Library Library Alumni Reputational Grants Grants Budget Of Budget) Of Budget) Holdings Student Acquisitions Expenses Support Survey

A CLASS OF ITS OWN

n the summer of 1994, the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George became the first all-new publicly funded university to open its doors in Canada in a quarter of a century. 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. With only 16 graduates—all of whom had transferred from other institutions—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 an early glimpse into the workings of UNBC.

Percentage of Classes by Size Groupings at 1stand 2nd-Year Level: 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 Over 500 60.9 24,8 8.9 5.4 none none Percentage of lst-Year Classes Taught By Tenured Faculty: 63.2 Percentage of Total Operating Expenditures Devoted to Scholarships & Bursaries: 2.3