UNIVERSITIES

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November 25 1996
UNIVERSITIES

Reading the Ranking

November 25 1996

Reading the Ranking

UNIVERSITIES

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

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

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

Primarily Undergraduate

Comprehensive GRADE 83.7% 82.8% 82.7% 80.1% 79.9% 79.8% 77.8% 77.2% 76.3% 75.6% 75% 1 Wate~oo 2 Simon Fraser 3 Guelph 4 Victoria 5 Memorial 6 York 7 Windsor 8 Regina 9 New Brunswick 10 Concordia Carleton

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 McGill 91.8 Queen's 89.5 Toronto 88.9 McMaster 84.1 Ottawa 82.3 Dalhousie 81.8 Montréal 81.4 Alberta 80.4 Western 80 Manitoba 78 UBC 74.1 12 Saskatchewan 65 13 Calgary 56.9

Comprehensive 1 Windsor 2 Victoria 3 York 4 Waterloo 5 Guelph 6 Simon Fraser 7 Carleton 8 New Brunswick 9 Concordia 10 Memorial 11 Regina

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Mount Allison 82.7 2 St. Francis Xavier 82.4 3 Wilfrid Laurier 81.4 4 Acadia 80.9 5 Trent 79.4 6 Cape Breton (UCCB) 76.2 7 Winnipeg 75.4 8 Bishop's 74.9 9 P.E.I. 72.9☺ 10 Brandon 72.8 11 Saint Mary’s 72.6 12 Ryerson 72.2 13 Lakehead 70.4 14 Lethbridge 70.2 15 Mount Saint Vincent 69.5 16 Laurentian 66.1 17 Brock 64.2 18 St. Thomas 58.5 19 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.

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 McGill 99.8 2 Queen’s 98.7 3 UBC 97.9 4 Toronto 95.8 5 McMaster 94.3 6 Dalhousie 89.4 7 Western 89.1 8 Saskatchewan 79.5 9 Alberta 74.9 10 Ottawa 74 11 Montréal 73.6 12 Calgary 64.4 13 Manitoba 48.9

PER CENT 1 Guelph 97.4 2 Simon Fraser 95.3 3 Waterloo 92.6 4 York 78 5 Memorial 74.9 6 Victoria 74.1 7 New Brunswick 58.7 8 Regina 57.2 9 Concordia 57.1 10 Windsor 56.4 11 Carleton 46

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Wilfrid Laurier 98.1 2 Mount Allison 86.4 3 Acadia 77.7 4 St. Thomas 73.7 5 Bishop’s 70.5 6 Trent 69.1 7 Brock 64.6 8 P.E.I. 63.9 9 St. Francis Xavier 62 10 Mount Saint Vincent 59.4 11 Winnipeg 57.8 12 Saint Mary’s 53.9 13 Ryerson 53.6 14 Brandon 50 *15 Lakehead 46.5 *15 Lethbridge 46.5 17 Nipissing 43.9 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 39.3 19 Laurentian 38.7

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TL IDENT BODY

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

Medical/Doctoral

Primarily Undergraduate

1 New Brunswick 2 Carleton 3 Concordia 4 Victoria 5 Simon Fraser 6 Waterloo 7 Regina 8 Guelph 9 Memorial 10 York 11 Windsor 19.6 18.1 16.6 12.7 11.2 8.1 4.5 2.5 1.9 1.7 0.9

INTERNATIONAL (GRADUATE) Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT I 1 UBC 31.7 2 Saskatchewan 29.2 3 McGill 22.9 4 Alberta 20.6 5 Ottawa 16.2 6 Queen’s 15.7 7 Montréal 14.6 8 Manitoba 14.2 9 Dalhousie 13.8 *10 Calgary 12.8 *10 Toronto 12.8 12 McMaster 9.5 13 Western 8.1

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Windsor 26.7 2 Memorial 25.4 3 Regina 23 4 New Brunswick 22.8 5 Victoria 18.1 6 Waterloo 17.5 7 Simon Fraser 16.6 *8 Carleton 13.5 *8 Guelph 13.5 10 Concordia 12.1 11 York 6.6

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 2 UBC 3 Queen’s 4 Toronto 5 McMaster 6 Montréal 7 Dalhousie 8 Manitoba 9 Alberta 10 Ottawa *11 Calgary *11 Western 13 Saskatchewan

Primarily Undergraduate

9 5.9 5.9 5.8 4.8 4.5 3.5 2.7 2.1 1.7 1.6 Comprehensive 1. Waterloo *2 Guelph *2 Simon Fraser 4 Victoria 5 New Brunswick 6 Carleton 7 Concordia 8 York 9 Regina 10 Windsor 11 Memo~al

* INDICATES A TIE. Full description of the methodology, page 21.

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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 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.

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

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT Manitoba 85.3 McMaster 73 Western 70.8 McGill 68.8 Toronto 65 UBC 63 Ottawa 62.2 Dalhousie 59.1 Saskatchewan 57.3 10 Calgary 52.4 11 Montréal 50.4 12 Alberta 43.6 13 Queen’s 40.7

Comprehensive

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT St. Francis Xavier 84 Mount Allison 82.1 Brandon 79.6 Bishop’s 78 Mount Saint Vincent 71.6 Cape Breton (UCCB) 71.4 St. Thomas 70.5 Lethbridge 69 Niplssing 66.7 10 Ryerson 66.6 11 Winnipeg 65.1 12 Brock 63.5 13 Acadia 61 14 Laurentian 59.9 15 Trent 55.8 16 Saint Mary’s 54.9 17 P.E.I. 53.4 18 Lakehead 51.2 Wilfrid Laurier 35.9

Medical/Doctoral I PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 ] 1 McGill 61.02 13.22 14.59 8.81 2.15 0.2 2 Toronto 51.33 17.47 16.93 12.26 1.84 0.16 3 Montréal 40.91 26.23 27 5.44 0.41 none 4 Manitoba 39.7 27.05 21.11 11.5 0.63 none *5 Alberta 38.91 29.75 18.43 11.13 1.78 none *5 Ottawa 39.49 26.62 21.59 11.97 0.34 none 7 Queen’s 42.45 20.63 24.07 11.51 1.35 none 8 Western 39.28 25.37 22.99 9.57 2.61 0.18 9 UBC 37.99 29.16 17.55 13.59 1.58 0.13 10 Saskatchewan 28.2 35.92 24.75 10.02 1.U none 11 Dalhousie 30.33 26.07 29.38 14.22 none none 12 Calgary 29.99 29.08 25.09 13.68 2.17 none 13 McMaster 22.75 27.45 25.49 18.43 5.69 0.2

Comprehensive PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Regina 49.08 32.29 14.51 3.84 0.28 none 2 Concordia 37.92 44.73 15.78 1.35 0.15 0.07 3 New Brunswick 44.09 27.96 20.77 6.23 0.96 none 4 Victoria 41.8 26.43 20.7 9.43 1.64 none *5 Memorial 22.49 46.45 27.37 2.81 0.89 none *5 Windsor 36.2 29.53 20.74 11.95 1.58 none 7 York 42.28 21.31 16.53 16.69 3.02 0.17 8 Simon Fraser 38.97 22.54 15.02 19.72 3.76 none 9 Guelph 24.5 40.18 19.43 13.02 2.87 none 10 Carleton 31.91 20.54 33.25 11.98 2.32 none 11 Waterloo 25.3 26.05 29.34 17.66 1.65 none

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 1 Trent 76.27 7.1 10.42 5.1 0.89 0.22 2 Bishop’s 61.66 28.12 10.22 none none none 3 Mount Saint Vincent 48.05 39.22 11.95 0.78 none none 4 Cape Breton (UCCB) 48.73 35.79 14.47 1.02 none none 5 P.E.I. 48.97 30.86 18.52 1.23 0.41 none 6 Brandon 49.32 29.86 16.74 4.07 none none 7 Wilfrid Laurier 52.41 22.99 18.72 5.88 none none 8 Nipissing 44.8 36.8 11.2 7.2 none none 9 Laurentian 48.98 27.09 17.61 5.87 0.45 none 10 Mount Allison 48.4 27.13 17.55 6.91 none none 11 Saint Mary’s 35.83 47.05 13.78 3.15 0.2 none 12 Winnipeg 37.39 39.38 21.9 1.33 none none 13 Acadia 36.72 41.8 17.21 4.26 none none *14 Lethbridge 44.78 28.96 18.18 8.08 none none *14 St. Thomas 35.9 38.46 25.64 none none none 16 St. Francis Xavier 33.21 39.25 25.66 1.89 none none 17 Ryerson 26.36 53.39 15.04 4.98 0.24 none 18 Lakehead 37.81 30.68 19.73 10.14 1.64 none 19 Brock 32.74 33.33 17.86 13.99 2.08 none

Medical/Doctoral PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 McGill 84.89 8.27 5.07 1.67 0.1 none 2 Queen’s 80.29 U.88 5.89 1.93 none none 3 Montréal 78.54 13.12 7.58 0.76 none none 4 Dalhousie 73.91 19.69 4,6 1.79 none none 5 McMaster 75.89 14.42 7.67 1.94 0.08 none 6 Western 73.78 17 7.96 1.27 none none 7 Manitoba 71.43 19.83 7.87 0.87 none none 8 Toronto 72.96 15.79 8.98 2.02 0.2 0.05 9 Saskatchewan 65.88 27.37 5.11 1.32 0.33 none 10 Calgary 64.78 27.86 5.65 1.71 none none 11 Alberta 61.63 25.23 10.75 2.18 0.21 none 12 Ottawa 58.97 26.99 13.77 0.27 none none 13 UBC 60.57 24.18 11.72 3.11 0.41 none

Comprehensive PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 Regina 86.65 10.8 2.56 none none none Windsor 69.92 24.9 4.98 0.19 none none Concordia 66.11 28.14 5.63 0.12 none none New Brunswick 68.7 23.41 7.38 0.51 none none Memorial 60.15 35.85 3.54 0.31 0.15 none York 65.41 24.12 8.83 1.52 0.12 none Carleton 65.6 20.71 12.34 1.35 none none Simon Fraser 64.54 24.2 9.44 1.67 0.15 none Victoria 62.15 27.23 9.54 1.08 none none 10 Guelph 63.51 22.8 10.14 3.38 0.17 none 11 Waterloo 61.2 24.51 12.63 1.65 none none '

Primarily Undergraduate PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 26-50 51-100 101-250 251-500 over 500 1 Bishop’s 90.91 9.09 none none none none 2 Winnipeg 88.38 10.37 1.24 none none none 3 Lethbridge 85.31 13.29 1.4 none none none 4 Mount Allison 84.33 13.11 2.56 none none none *5 Brandon 82.18 16.83 0.5 0.5 none none *5 Cape Breton (UCCB) 81.12 18.88 none none none none *7 Nipissing 83.04 13.39 3.57 none none none *7 Saint Mary’s 80.79 17.51 1.69 none none none 9 Wilfrid Laurier 79.5 19.25 1.25 none none none *10 Brock 78.3 18.97 2.73 none none none *10 Laurentian 80.04 15.74 4.21 none none none *12 Mount Saint Vincent 73.89 26.11 none none none none *12 P.E.I. 80.71 12.2 7.09 none none none *12 St. Thomas 77.36 18.87 3.77 none none none *12 Trent 79.39 15.15 5.25 0.2 none none 16 Acadia 75.67 21.65 2.68 none none none 17 St. Francis Xavier 67.26 18.58 13.72 0.44 none none 18 Lakehead 56.33 34.78 8.13 0.76 none none 19 Ryerson 47.74 41.68 9.78 0.8 none none

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

Medical/Doctoral

Comprehensive

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Trent 3.8 2 Winnipeg 3.3 3 Brock 2.5 4 Acadia 2.2 5 Saint Mary’s 1.8 6 Mount Allison 1.5 7 Wilfrid Laurier 1.4 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

* INDICATES A TIE. Full description of the methodology, page 21.

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 UBC $72,028 137.93 2 McGill 66,993 Ü4.71 3 Toronto 51,929 125.77 4 Queen's 50,334 107.94 5 Western 46,043 114.23 6 Alberta 45,939 103.06 7 Montréal 41979 105.53 8 McMaster 41653 101.81 9 Calgary 40,574 98.94 10 Ottawa 36,269 92 11 Dalhousie 27,431 76.09 12 Manitoba 26,602 61.84 13 Saskatchewan 24,483 56.88

Comprehensive 1 Victoria $67,340 159.2 2 Simon Fraser 46,626 134.67 3 Guelph 42,508 130.67 4 York 50,754 110.87 *5 Carleton 43,648 111.36 *5 Waterloo 42,050 114.35 7 Windsor 27,539 89.63 8 New Brunswick 26,572 86.51 9 Concordia 23,334 86.45 10 Memorial 14,996 51.56 11 Regina 9,638 55.2

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Lethbridge $22,368104.65 2 Trent 23,880 84.31 3 Brock 22,185 75.76 4 Saint Mary’s 18,138 69.05 5 St. Francis Xavier 14,476 66.67 6 Mount Allison 13,647 68.75 7 Lakehead 10,459 44.66 8 Laurentian 9,960 43.8 9 Winnipeg 7,884 44.44 10 Wilfrid Laurier 7,577 40.38 *11 Acadia 6,716 39.34 *11 Brandon 6,0% 41.38 13 Ryerson 6,541 17.42 14 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4,454 22.22 15 Mount Saint 9 909 on Vincent 16 P.E.I. 2,979 13.08 17 Bishop’s 2,000 12 18 Nipissing none none 19 St. Thomas N/A N/A

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 IOO eligible full-time faculty members. The ranking reflects a weighted average of the two.

Medical/Doctoral 1 McGill $5,364 27.59 2 Toronto 6,228 23.24 3 McMaster 6,653 20.61 4 UBC 5,418 25.26 5 Montréal 5,468 22.36 6 Ottawa 4,%6 15.84 7 Queen’s 3,810 18.6 8 Alberta 3,376 12.94 9 Dalhousie 2,539 12.93 10 Western 2,264 13.33 11 Saskatchewan 2,458 4.94 12 Manitoba 1,611 7.69 13 Calgary 1,368 8.19

Comprehensive 1 Simon Fraser $5,031 23.26 2 Guelph 3,134 17.52 3 York 2,988 15.69 4 Carleton 2,767 15.1 5 Waterloo 2,243 14.07 6 Concordia 2,311 13.08 7 Victoria 2,263 12.77 8 New Brunswick 1,086 4.95 9 Windsor 861 5.57 10 Memorial 631 4.21 11 Regina 353 1.82

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Trent $2,563 14.77 2 Winnipeg 2,417 1119 3 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,355 6.% 4 Wilfrid Laurier 1344 12.56 5 Acadia 1,853 8.73 6 Lethbridge 1,488 8.02 7 Saint Mary's 1,102 818 8 P.E.I. 1,269 6.98 9 Mount Saint 919 7 « Vincent 10 Lakehead 604 7.43 11 Brock 840 5.83 12 St. Francis Xavier 632 5.88 13 St. Thomas 594 5.33 14 Bishop's 506 5.% 15 Laurentian 745 2.74 16 Brandon 440 2.88 17 Mount Allison 316 3.33 18 Nipissing 333 1.72 19 Ryerson 82 1.63

FACULTY WITH PhDs Percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD degree:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT *1 UBC 96.5 *1 Toronto 96.5 3 McMaster 96.4 4 Ottawa 93.8 5 93.3 6 Queen’s 92.6 7 Alberta 92 8 Manitoba 91.5 9 Montréal 90.5 10 Dalhousie 90 11 Calgary 89.2 12 Western 88.7 13 Saskatchewan 79.4

Comprehensive PER CENT York 96.6 Victoria Waterloo Simon Fraser Guelph Concordia Windsor Carleton Regina 10 New Brunswick 11 Memorial

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Saint Mary’s 2 Acadia 3 St. Francis Xavier 4 Wilfrid Laurier 5 Brock 6 Trent 7 Mount Allison 8 Brandon 9 Winnipeg 10 Lethbridge 11 St. Thomas 12 Nipissing 13 Lakehead 14 Mount Saint Vincent 15 Laurentian 16 P.E.I. 17 Bishop’s 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 19

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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.

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 Toronto 8.11 2 Dalhousie 6.98 3 Queen’s 6.84 4 Alberta 5.57 5 Ottawa 5.48 6 UBC 5.42 7 Calgary 5 8 McGill 4.52 9 Western 3.51 10 Saskatchewan 3.33 11 McMaster 3.13 12 Montréal 2.7 13 Manitoba 0.83

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Victoria 5.04 2 Simon Fraser 4.62 3 Memorial 3.47 4 York 3.11 5 Carleton 2.94 6 Waterloo 2.69 7 Guelph 2.16 8 Windsor 1.77 9 Regina 1.43 10 New Brunswick 1.36 11 Concordia 1.15

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 St. Thomas 5.34 2 Acadia 3.72 3 Wilfrid Laurier 2.52 4 Lakehead 2.45 5 Mount Allison 2.37 6 Saint Mary’s 2.19 7 St. Francis Xavier 2.15 8 Nipissing 2.12 9 Bishop’s 2 10 Trent 1.94 11 Mount Saint Vincent 1.63 12 P.E.I. 1.56 13 Lethbridge 1.52 14 Laurentian 1.4 15 Winnipeg 1.39 16 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.16 17 Brock 1.13 18 Brandon 1.04 19 Ryerson 0.63

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

Medical/Doctoral 1 Manitoba $7,700 2 Toronto 7,594 3 McGill 7,239 4 McMaster 7,188 5 Ottawa 7,007 6 UBC 6,954 7 Western 6,952 8 Calgary 6,676 9 Dalhousie 6,508 10 Queen's 6,256 11 Alberta 6,090 12 Saskatchewan 5,811 13 Montréal 5,787

Comprehensive 1 Regina $8,593 2 Memorial 8,518 3 Simon Fraser 7,657 4 Victoria 7,188 5 Waterloo 7,172 6 Guelph 7,130 7 Windsor 6,985 8 Carleton 6,735 9 New Brunswick 6,169 10 York 6,151 11 Concordia 5,691

Primarily Undergraduate 1 P.E.I. $9,646 2 Mount Allison 7,696 3 Lethbridge 7,232 *4 Laurentian 6,565 *4 Winnipeg 6,565 6 Bishop’s 6,376 7 Brandon 6,076 8 St. Thomas 5,806 9 Ryerson 5,795 10 Trent 5,687 11 Acadia 5,570 12 St. Francis Xavier 5,517 13 Nipissing 5,301 14 Lakehead 5,006 15 Mount Saint Vincent 4,770 16 Saint Mary’s 4,695 17 Wilfrid Laurier 4,485 18 Brock 3,990 19 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,451

STUDENT SERVICES Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to student services:

Medical/Doctoral PER CENT 1 Alberta 5.33 2 Toronto 5.12 3 Queen’s 4.85 4 Ottawa 4.53 5 UBC 4.17 6 Dalhousie 4.08 7 Manitoba 4.03 8 Western 3.52 9 Calgary 3.5 10 Montréal 2.82 11 McMaster 2.68 12 McGill 2.4 13 Saskatchewan 2.04

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Lethbridge 10.75 2 St. Thomas 8.88 3 Winnipeg 6.99 4 Bishop’s 6.01 5 Saint Mary’s 5.79 6 Nipissing 5.58 7 Brandon 5.45 8 Mount Allison 5.21 9 Acadia 5.16 10 Lakehead 4.25 11 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.22 12 St. Francis Xavier 4.09 13 P.E.I. 3.87 13 Trent 3.87 15 Wilfrid Laurier 3.77 16 Brock 3.74 17 Laurentian 3.21 18 Ryerson 2.93

Comprehensive 1 York 2 Windsor 3 Carleton 4 Waterloo 5 Guelph 6 Memorial 7 Simon Fraser 8 Concordia 9 Victoria 10 New Brunswick 11 Regina

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LIBRARY

he 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 7 4.085 1 Toronto 10.547 8 Montréal 4.054 2 Alberta 8.658 9 Saskatchewan 3.795 3 UBC 7.297 10 Ottawa 3.184 4 Western 6.275 11 Manitoba 2.853 5 Queen’s 4.762 12 McMaster 2.754 6 Calgary 4.529 13 Dalhousie 1.578

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 PER CENT 1 Toronto 51.28 2 Saskatchewan 44.42 3 Dalhousie 43.75 4 McMaster 38.65 5 Queen’s 38.64 6 Calgary 36.58 7 Alberta 36.03 8 Western 34.26 9 UBC 32.71 110 Montréal 31.72 111 Ottawa 29.75 12 McGill 29.5 13 Manitoba 27.12

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 York 42.21 2 Memorial 39.07 3 Regina 38.88 4 Victoria 37.25 5 Waterloo 36.56 6 Simon Fraser 36.23 7 Windsor 32.58 8 Guelph 32.26 9 Carleton 30.18 10 Concordia 29.08 11 New Brunswick 25.84

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Lakehead 46.19 2 Mount Saint Vincent 39.22 3 St. Francis Xavier 38.18 4 Wilfrid Laurier 37.81 5 P.E.I. 37.17 6 Acadia 36.43 7 Mount Allison 34.87 8 Nipissing 34.72 9 Laurentian 33.4 10 Brock 32.19 11 Cape Breton (UCCB) 31.62 12 Lethbridge 31.58 13 Bishop's 28.48 14 Trent 27.9 15 Saint Mary’s 27.14 16 St. Thomas 25.84 17 Winnipeg 25.22 18 Ryerson 24.2 19 Brandon 19.5

HOLDINGS PER STUDENT These figures show the number of print volumes in all campus libraries, divided by the number of fulltime-equivalent students.

Medical/Doctoral 1 Alberta 351 2 Queen’s 319 3 UBC 272 4 Western 258 5 Toronto 257 6 Saskatchewan 255 7 Calgary 223 8 McMaster 181 9 McGill 176 10 Dalhousie 167 Manitoba 163 Ottawa 160 Montréal 117

Primarily Undergraduate 1 Brandon 436 2 Mount Allison 343 3 St. Thomas 289 4 Acadia 275 5 Lethbridge 272 6 P.E.I. 264 7 St. Francis Xavier 217 8 Bishop's 216 9 Laurier 183 10 Trent 180 11 Nipissing 177 12 Saint Mary’s 156 13 Winnipeg 154 150 15 Mount Saint Vincent 126

Comprehensive New Brunswick Memorial Regina Victoria Guelph Windsor Carleton Waterloo York 10 Concordia 11 Simon Fraser

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 10.57 *2 Queen’s 7.79 *2 Western 4 UBC 5 Saskatchewan 6 Alberta 7 Ottawa 8 McMaster 9 Dalhousie 10 McGill 11 Montréal 12 Calgary 13 Manitoba

Comprehensive PER CENT 1 Memorial 7.83 2 Carleton 7.23 3 New Brunswick 7.15 4 Victoria 6.85 5 Simon Fraser 6.84 6 York 6.7 7 Windsor 6.68 8 Waterloo 6.54 9 Guelph 6.41 10 Regina 5.88 11 Concordia 5.81

Primarily Undergraduate PER CENT 1 Bishop's 9.93 2 Trent 7.52 3 Winnipeg 7.35 4 Acadia 7.04 *5 Brock 6.54 *5 Mount Allison 6.54 7 St. Thomas 6.44 8 Lethbridge 6.31 9 Saint Mary's 6.25 10 Lakehead 6.12 11 St. Francis Xavier 6.09 12 Wilfrid Laurier 6.08 13 Nipissing 5.74 14 Laurentian 5.52 15 Mount Saint Vincent 5.44 16 P.E.I. 5.27 17 Brandon 5.25 18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 4.4 19 Ryerson 3.71

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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 highschool guidance counsellors, university academics and chief executive officers across Canada.

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

♦INDICATES A TIE. Full description of the methodology, page 21.

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. Manitoba 6. Brandon 11. Montréal 2. Carleton *7. Lakehead 12. Victoria 3. Laurentian *7. Lethbridge *13. Alberta 4. New Brunswick 9. St. Francis Xavier *13. Ottawa 5. Cape Breton (UCCB) lO. Windsor 15. McGill

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

Medical/Doctoral

1 Carleton 2 Guelph 3 Windsor 4 Waterloo 5 New Brunswick 6 Memorial 7 York 8 Simon Fraser 9 Concordia 10 Victoria 11 Regina PER CENT 32.6 • 21.4 19 18.5 18.2 15.6 13.2 13.1 10.7 10.4 3.3

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A YOUNG 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. With only 89 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 a glimpse into the workings of UNBC.

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PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT 1STAND 2ND-YEAR LEVEL 1 -25 I 26-50 I 51-100 I 101-250 I 251 -500 I Over 500 29.3 24.24 29.29 16.16 1.01 none PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES BY SIZE GROUPINGS AT 3RDAND 4TH-YEAR LEVEL 1-25 I 26-50 J 51-100 I 101-250 I 251-500 I Over 500 80 15.86 4.14 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.

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