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READING THE RANKING

November 19 2001
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READING THE RANKING

November 19 2001

READING THE RANKING

Where are the smart students, the small classes, the strong library resources? Which university has the strongest reputation, the largest out-of-province draw? Maclean's presents a detailed guide to all the facts and figures behind its exclusive rankings of Canadian universities.

STUDENT BODY

THE QUALITY AND DEDICATION of students has 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.

GRADE

1 Montréal 87.9%

2 UBC 87.7%

3 Queen’s 87.5%

4 Toronto 85.9%

*5 Guelph 85.4%

*5 Mount Allison 85.4%

*5 Waterloo 85.4%

*8 Laval 85.3%

*8 McGill 85.3%

10 Saskatchewan 85%

11 Sherbrooke 84.5%

12 Western 84%

13 Dalhousie 83.9%

14 Winnipeg 83.8%

15 Simon Fraser 83.7%

16 Alberta 83.4%

17 Wilfrid Laurier 82.7%

18 Ottawa 82.4%

19 St. Francis Xavier 82.3%

20 McMaster 82.2%

21 Regina 82.1%

22 St. Thomas 82%

23 Acadia 81.8%

24 Victoria 81.6%

25 York 81.3%

26 Calgary 81.2%

27 Memorial 80.9%

28 Carleton 80.7%

29 Manitoba 80.5%

30 Bishop’s 79.9%

31 Mount Saint Vincent 79.6%

*32 Lethbridge 79.5%

*32 UNBC 79.5%

34 New Brunswick 79.1%

35 Windsor 79%

36 Moncton 78.9%

*37 Ryerson 78.3%

*37 Saint Mary’s 78.3%

39 Brock 78.2%

40 UPEI 78%

41 Cape Breton (UCCB) 77.2%

*42 Nipissing 76.8%

*42 Trent 76.8%

44 Concordia 76%

45 Lakehead 75.6%

46 Brandon 75.3%

47 Laurentian 73.6%

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.

PER CENT

*1 Guelph 99.8

*1 Queen’s 99.8

3 UBC 99.7

4 McGill 99.6

5 Simon Fraser 98.7

6 Toronto 98.6

7 Western 96.8

8 Montréal 93.6

9 Waterloo 92.6

10 Wilfrid Laurier 91.3

11 Saskatchewan 91.2

12 Dalhousie 90.4

13 McMaster 89.9

14 Laval 89.1

15 Alberta 87.8

16 Mount Allison 87.7

17 Ottawa 87.6

18 Sherbrooke 86.9

19 Victoria 84.2

20 St. Francis Xavier 82

21 Calgary 81.9

22 Winnipeg 81.4

23 St. Thomas 81.1

24 Acadia 80.3

25 York 78.8

26 Regina 78.4

27 Carleton 77.9

28 Memorial 76.1

29 Manitoba 73.9

30 Bishop’s 73.1

31 Mount Saint Vincent 72.3

32 Lethbridge 72.2

33 Moncton 70.5

34 New Brunswick 70.2

35 Ryerson 69.3

36 Windsor 69.2

37 Nipissing 68.1

38 UNBC 67.1

39 Saint Mary’s 66.3

40 Concordia 60.2

41 Brock 58.3

42 Trent 56.1

*43 Lakehead 54.6

*43 UPEI 54.6

45 Brandon 49.2

46 Laurentian 46

PROPORTION WHO GRADUATE

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

PER CENT

1 Moncton 94.6

*2 McGill 92.8

*2 Queen’s 92.8

4 St. Francis Xavier 92.3

5 UBC 90.5

6 Toronto 90.2

7 Ottawa 89.2

8 Montréal 88.7

9 Dalhousie 88.6

*10 Guelph 87.7

*10 Western 87.7

12 McMaster 87.1

13 Wilfrid Laurier 84.9

14 York 83.8

15 Lakehead 83.3

16 Laval 83.2

17 Saskatchewan 83

18 Simon Fraser 82.3

19 Trent 82.1

20 Nipissing 81.9

*21 Waterloo 81.7

*21 Windsor 81.7

23 Victoria 80.1

24 Alberta 79.4

25 Acadia 79.2

26 Concordia 78.6

27 Sherbrooke 78

28 Ryerson 77.3

*29 Cape Breton (UCCB) 76.9

*29 Lethbridge 76.9

31 Brock 76.6

32 Manitoba 76.2

33 Calgary 75

34 Bishop’s 74.4

35 MountAllison 72.6

36 Winnipeg 72.5

37 New Brunswick 72.4

38 Carleton 72.1

39 UPEI 71.7

40 Mount Saint Vincent 71.3

41 Memorial 70.7

*42 Laurentian 69.3

*42 Saint Mary’s 69.3

44 Regina 65.7

45 St.Thomas 62.7

46 Brandon 54

UNBCf N/A

47 Cape Breton (UCCB) 35.7

tUNBC, 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. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

STUDENT BODY

OUT OF PROVINCE (FIRST YEAR)

Percentage of students from other provinces:

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATES

PER CENT

1 Mount Allison 61.5

2 Bishop’s 40.3

3 St. Thomas 38.3

4 Acadia 35.5

5 St. Francis Xavier 28.4

*6 Lethbridge 16.8

*6 UPEI 16.8

8 Saint Mary’s 16.5

9 Mount Saint Vincent 11.5

10 Moncton 9.9

11 Brandon 8

12 Cape Breton (UCCB) 7.8

13 UNBC 6.8

14 Trent 5.3

15 Ryerson 4.9

16 Lakehead 3.4

17 Wilfrid Laurier 1.9

18 Laurentian 1.8

19 Winnipeg 1.4

20 Brock 1.3

21 Nipissing 1.1

PER CENT

1 Concordia 17.3

2 New Brunswick 16.1

3 Carleton 12.2

4 Victoria 10.2

5 Waterloo 8.9

6 Memorial 5.4

7 Simon Fraser 4.4

8 Regina 3.9

9 Guelph 3.1

10 York 2.1

11 Windsor 1.1

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

PER CENT

1 Dalhousie 35.8

2 McGill 32.1

3 Ottawa 20.9

4 Queen’s 20

5 Alberta 12.2

6 Calgary 11.7

7 Western 8.8

8 Montréal 7.9

*9 UBC 7.6

*9 Saskatchewan 7.6

11 Manitoba 6

12 Toronto 5.8

13 McMaster 3.8

14 Sherbrooke 2.2

15 Laval 2.1

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

INTERNATIONAL

(GRADUATE)

Percentage of graduate students from abroad:

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

1 Windsor 40.6

2 Waterloo 23.7

3 Regina 23.4

4 New Brunswick 21.9

5 Concordia 20.5

6 Victoria 20

7 Memorial 19.2

8 Carleton 18.6

9 Simon Fraser 18.3

10 Guelph 16.2

11 York 13.7

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

1 Saskatchewan 24.4

2 Laval 22.5

3 Queen’s 21.5

4 Montréal 21.1

5 McGill 20.9

6 Alberta 20.6

7 Sherbrooke 18.4

8 UBC 17.8

9 Dalhousie 17

10 Ottawa 16.2

11 McMaster 14.8

12 Western 13

13 Toronto 12.6

14 Calgary 12.2

15 Manitoba 11.3

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATES

INTERNATIONAL (FIRST YEAR)

Percentage of students from abroad:

PER CENT

1 Bishop’s 17.7

2 Acadia 8.2

3 Saint Mary’s 7.4

4 Moncton 4.8

*5 Lethbridge 4.5

*5 Mount Allison 4.5

7 Ryerson 3.2

8 UPEI 3.1

9 St. Francis Xavier 3

10 Laurentian 2.9

11 Brock 2.6

*12 Trent 2.4

*12 Winnipeg 2.4

14 Cape Breton (UCCB) 2.3

15 Mount Saint Vincent 2.2

16 Brandon 2

17 St. Thomas 1.9

18 Lakehead 1.5

19 UNBC 1.2

20 Wilfrid Laurier 0.6

21 Nipissing 0.5

STUDENT AWARDS

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

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

1 Mount Allison 4.5

2 Acadia 3.9

*3 UPEI 2.9

*3 St. Francis Xavier 2.9

5 Trent 2.8

*6 UNBC 2.2

*6 Winnipeg 2.2

8 Moncton 2

*9 Bishop’s 1.7

*9 Lakehead 1.7

*9 Laurentian 1.7

*12 Lethbridge 1.5

*12 Saint Mary’s 1.5

14 Wilfrid Laurier 1.3

15 Brock 1.2

16 Brandon 1.1

17 Mount Saint Vincent 0.6

*18 Nipissing 0.4

*18 Ryerson 0.4

*18 St. Thomas 0.4

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 0.1

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

1 Windsor 12.3

2 New Brunswick 9.6

3 Concordia 6

4 Simon Fraser 5.9

5 York 5.3

6 Victoria 4.9

7 Carleton 4

8 Waterloo 2.7

9 Guelph 2.5

10 Regina 2.3

11 Memorial 1.5

MEDIACAL DOCTORAL

PER CENT

1 McGill 19

2 Laval 8.9

3 Montréal 8.1

4 Ottawa 6.8

5 McMaster 6.3

6 Alberta 6.2

7 Toronto 6.1

8 Western 6

9 Dalhousie 5

10 Queen’s 3.7

11 UBC 3.5

12 Manitoba 2.7

13 Saskatchewan 2.3

14 Sherbrooke 2.1

15 Calgary 1.6

COMPREHENSIVE

1 Waterloo 6.6

2 Guelph 5.7

3 Carleton 5.5

4 Simon Fraser 4.6

5 Victoria 4.3

6 New Brunswick 4.1

7 York 3.3

8 Regina 3.1

9 Concordia 2.8

10 Memorial 2.3

11 Windsor 1.6

1 McGill 9.3

2 Queen’s 8.1

3 UBC 7.4

4 Toronto 7.1

*5 Dalhousie 6.4

*5 Montréal 6.4

7 McMaster 6.3

8 Laval 5.8

9 Alberta 5.4

10 Ottawa 4.3

*11 Manitoba 4.2

*11 Western 4.2

13 Sherbrooke 3.6

14 Calgary 3.3

15 Saskatchewan 2.4

Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

CLASSES

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 university.

At Trent, Gordon Johnston leads a first-year English seminar through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; York University’s Roman Koniuk (below) teaches first-year physics to physical science and engineering students

CLASSES TAUGHT BY TENURED FACULTY

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

PER CENT

1 Brandon 89.4

2 Laurentian 78.2

3 St. Francis Xavier 76.8

4 Winnipeg 75.7

5 Mount Allison 70.5

6 Cape Breton (UCCB) 70.3

7 Saint Mary’s 68.6

8 Trent 68.4

9 Lakehead 68

10 UPEI 67.1

11 Lethbridge 67

12 Brock 65.8

13 Nipissing 64.3

14 Ryerson 64.2

15 Moncton 64.1

16 Acadia 58.9

17 Bishop’s 57.1

18 Mount Saint Vincent 47.4

19 St. Thomas 45

20 Wilfrid Laurier 38.4

21 UNBC 32.9

COMPREHENSIVE

1 York

2 Memorial

3 Windsor

4 Waterloo

5 Guelph

6 New Brunswick

7 Regina

8 Simon Fraser

9 Concordia

10 Carleton

11 Victoria

PER CENT

86.4 66.2 65.2

56.7

54.8

52.5

47.5 44.1 42 41

40.6

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

PER CENT

1 Western 71.9

2 Toronto 70.7

3 Ottawa 68

4 Laval 64.4

5 McMaster 62.8

6 Dalhousie 61.5

7 Manitoba 53.2

8 Saskatchewan 52.9

9 Sherbrooke 46.9

10 McGill 45.9

11 Montréal 45

12 Alberta 44.5

13 Calgary 41.3

14 ÜBC 39.9

15 Queen’s 34.4

indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

CLASSES

PERCENTAGE OF CLASSES, GROUPED BY SIZE

Firstand second-year level

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

1 Trent 81.25 8.6/ 6.25 3.02 0.81 none

2 Cape Breton (UCCB) 67.29 24.1 7.51 1.1 none none

3 Bishop’s 57.05 32.46 10.49 none none none

4 Brandon 62.84 23.37 10.73 3.07 none none

*5 Laurentian 58.93 25.99 12.3 2.78 none none

*5 Moncton 56.62 29.38 12.18 1.83 none none

*7 Nipissing 57.14 28.57 11.18 3.11 none none

*7 UPEI 57.03 28.92 11.65 2.01 0.4 none

9 St. Francis Xavier 53.52 31.85 12.53 2.09 none none

10 Mount Saint Vincent 48.89 39.56 10.22 1.33 none none

11 Winnipeg 39.61 46.75 12.34 1.3 none none

12 Lakehead 52.92 22.28 17.83 6.41 0.56 none

13 Acadia 38.17 45.16 14.25 2.42 none none

14 Mount Allison 50.78 22.8 17.62 8.81 none none

15 Brock 49.12 26.87 12.11 11.01 0.88 none

*16 Lethbridge 42.64 31.01 20.67 5.68 none none

*16 Saint Mary’s 36.14 42.13 18.54 3.18 none none

18 St. Thomas 37.39 35.59 27.03 none none none

19 UNBC 42.47 25.34 19.18 12.33 0.68 none

*20 Ryerson 28.81 44.16 19.62 7.29 0.12 none

*20 Wilfrid Laurier 43 18.6 28.5 9.04 0.85 none

COMPREHENSIVE

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

1 Regina 47.61 33.83 12.14 5.87 0.41 0.14

2 Waterloo 51.47 21.28 18.33 8.59 0.33 none

3 Concordia 37.33 38.23 21.96 2.25 none 0.22

4 Memorial 31.2 48.21 18.87 1.11 0.62 none

5 New Brunswick 38.73 30.48 25.4 4.76 0.63 none

6 Victoria 36.94 29.66 21.46 10.45 1.49 none

7 Simon Fraser 44.3 16.96 17.97 16.71 4.05 none

8 Guelph 29.88 35.27 17.84 12.03 4.56 0.21

9 York 34.85 19.52 23.42 18.4 3.16 0.65

10 Carleton 27.19 25.67 27.77 16.57 2.8 none

11 Windsor 29.24 22.67 25.42 18.43 4.24 none

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

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

1 Sherbrooke 50.48 30.44 15.8 3.37 none none

2 Saskatchewan 50.27 26.93 15.94 6.39 0.48 none

3 Western 48.92 26.08 18.2 5.39 1.3 0.11

4 UBC 51.67 21.83 12.3 12.11 2 0.1

5 Montréal 44.97 19.17 29.74 5.8 0.32 none

*6 McGill 50.76 18.47 16.15 11.6 2.62 0.4

*6 Ottawa 45.47 23.32 19.38 11.29 0.53 none

8 Alberta 46.12 23.28 17.75 11.42 1.43 none

9 Toronto 49.97 16.35 16.68 14.75 1.98 0.27

*10 Dalhousie 35.41 29.77 23.93 10.7 none 0.19

*10 Queen’s 46.09 16.38 21.16 13.19 3.19 none

12 Laval 33.05 25.74 29.15 11.68 0.38 none

13 Manitoba 32.62 29.41 21.52 16.04 0.4 none

14 Calgary 30.56 30.66 23.82 13.46 1.5 none

15 McMaster 28.78 27.14 17.49 21.31 5.28 none

Thirdand fourth-year level

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

1 Trent 93.8 4.99 1.2 none none none

2 Brandon 90.44 9.16 0.4 none none none

3 Cape Breton (UCCB) 88.89 10.23 0.88 none none none

*4 Laurentian 87.22 11.78 0.75 0.25 none none

*4 Mount Allison 88.29 9.6 2.11 none none none

*6 Bishop’s 84.3 14.88 0.83 none none none

*6 St. Francis Xavier 84.99 13.02 1.99 none none none

8 Brock 84.82 12.12 2.92 0.15 none none

*9 Lakehead 84.54 12.26 2.75 0.46 none none

*9 Moncton 82.57 16.06 1.38 none none none

*9 Winnipeg 83.72 13.95 2.33 none none none

*12 Lethbridge 82.47 15.12 2.41 none none none

*12 Mount Saint Vincent 81.06 17.42 1.52 none none none

*12 Nipissing 82.39 15.49 2.11 none none none

15 UPEI 79.63 18.98 1.39 none none none

*16 Acadia 75.39 24.61 none none none none

*16 Saint Mary’s 76.72 21.69 1.59 none none none

*18 St. Thomas 76.76 14.79 8.45 none none none

*18 Wilfrid Laurier 71.99 23.94 4.07 none none none

20 UNBC 72.38 19.67 4.18 3.77 none none

21 Ryerson 63.96 26.06 8.78 1.21 none none

COMPREHENSIVE

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

1 Regina 73.52 21.92 4.34 0.23 none none

2 Memorial 69.21 26.04 4.32 0.29 0.14 none

3 Simon Fraser 73.06 16.76 8.55 1.5 0.12 none

4 New Brunswick 68.83 23.07 7.36 0.75 none none

5 Carleton 71.43 18.43 7.52 2.55 0.07 none

*6 Concordia 63.31 27.49 8.71 0.5 none none

*6 Windsor 65.83 22.94 10.32 0.92 none none

*8 Waterloo 65.31 21.4 11.61 1.54 0.14 none

*8 York 63.74 23.95 10.48 1.77 0.07 none

10 Victoria 60.02 29.02 9.77 1.18 none none

11 Guelph 62.16 20.72 11.53 5.05 0.36 none

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

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

1Dalhousie 82.85 12.69 4.12 0.33 none none

2 Montréal 83.15 9.05 7.24 0.57 none none

3 Queen’s 83.2 9.57 5.39 1.77 0.08 none

4 McGill 80.6 11.63 5.96 1.82 none none

5 Alberta 79.63 11.99 6.61 1.71 0.06 none

6 McMaster 80.03 11.09 6.18 2.69 none none

7 Calgary 72.82 19.83 5.74 1.62 none none

8 Saskatchewan 70.01 24.13 4.67 1.19 none none

9Manitoba 73.65 15.21 10.95 0.19 none none

10 UBC 74.89 14.66 7.45 2.85 0.15 none

T Western 72.16 17.39 9.18 1.27 none none

12 Ottawa 70.62 18.98 9.15 1.24 none none

13 Toronto 69.33 18.13 9.84 2.33 0.36 none

14 Sherbrooke 56.59 33.22 10.19 none none none

15 Laval 59 21.3 15.97 3.62 0.11 none

Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

FACULTY

THE CALIBRE OFTHE

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 peeradjudicated 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.

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATES

PER CENT

1 Acadia 93.7

*2 Brock 92.1

*2 Saint Mary’s 92.1

4 St. Thomas 92

5 Wilfrid Laurier 90.6

6 UNBC 89.9

7 Trent 87.9

8 Mount Allison 87.5

9 St. Francis Xavier 86.8

10 Lakehead 86.6

11 Laurentian 86.4

12 Mount Saint Vincent 83.5

13 Winnipeg 81.9

14 UPEI 80.6

15 Nipissing 80.5

16 Brandon 76.9

17 Bishop’s 71.7

18 Lethbridge 70.4

19 Moncton 67.2

20 Ryerson 61.7

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 42.5

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

PER CENT

1 Waterloo 96.7

2 Guelph 96.5

3 Windsor 95.3

4 York 93.6

5 Victoria 92

6 Carleton 91.7

7 Simon Fraser 91.6

8 Concordia 89.9

9 Memorial 86.5

10 New Brunswick 85.3

11 Regina 70

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

PER CENT

1 UBC 98.4

2 Toronto 97.7

3 Ottawa 97

*4 Alberta 95.4

*4 Queen’s 95.4

6 McMaster 94.9

7 Western 94.7

*8 Manitoba 94.5

*8 McGill 94.5

10 Laval 93.8

11 Montréal 93.5

12 Saskatchewan 91.8

13 Calgary 91

14 Dalhousie 90.7

15 Sherbrooke 85.8

FACULTY AWARDS

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

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATES

1 Trent 8.7

2 Lethbridge 4.4

3 Lakehead 3.4

4 Mount Allison 3.2

5 St. Thomas 2.7

6 Winnipeg 2.6

7 UNBC 1.4

*8 Brock 1.2

*8 Laurentian 1.2

10 UPEI 1.1

*11 Acadia none

*11 Bishop’s none

*11 Brandon none

*11 Cape Breton (UCCB) none

*11 Moncton none

*11 Mount Saint Vincent none

*11 Nipissing none

*11 Ryerson none

*11 St. Francis Xavier none

*11 Saint Mary’s none

*11 Wilfrid Laurier none

COMPREHENSIVE

1 Waterloo

2 Simon Fraser

3 York

4 Guelph

5 Victoria

6 Memorial

7 Windsor

8 Carleton

9 New Brunswick

10 Concordia

11 Regina

6.8

5.6

4.3 4

3.9

2.3 1.8 1.5

1.4 1.2 0.5

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

1 Toronto

2 McGill

3 Queen’s

4 UBC

5 Montréal

6 McMaster

7 Laval

8 Alberta

*9 Manitoba

*9 Ottawa

11 Calgary

12 Western

13 Sherbrooke

14 Dalhousie

15 Saskatchewan

10.1

9.9

9.3 8.8

7.9

7.6 6

5.7

5.3

5.3 4.5

4.2

3.8

3.2

2.2

Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

FACULTY

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES GRANTS MEDICAL/SCIENCE 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 numberof grants is per 100 eligible full-time faculty members. The ranking reflects a weighted average of the two.

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

1 Cape Breton (UCCB) $5,243

2 Saint Mary’s

3 Trent

4 St. Francis Xavier

5 Wilfrid Laurier

6 UNBC

7 Winnipeg

8 Mount Allison

9 Brock

10 UPEI

11 Brandon

12 Lakehead

13 Mount Saint Vincent

14 Acadia

15 Moncton

16 Lethbridge

17 Bishop's

18 St. Thomas

19 Ryerson

20 Laurentian

21 Nipissing

2,847

2,674

3,395

3,050

2,125

2,776

1,695

1,964

1,319

2,914

1,620

998

1,252

996

855

821

540

804

400

none

12.28

18.31

18.18

11.38

11.66

14.29

11.54

10.71

6.9

9.21 2.88 7.14 8.91 6.03 6.01 5.88 5.19 5.41 3.6

4.21 none

1 Simon Fraser

2 Victoria

3 Concordia

4 York *5 Guelph *5 Waterloo

7 Carleton

8 Memorial

9 Windsor

10 New Brunswick

11 Regina

$8,913

7,970

4,132

5,356

4,095

4,455

3,355

4,294

2,341

1,784

1,442

30.57

24.6 27.35 17.18 19.43

18.06 16.22 8.27 10.37 6.75 6.09

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

1 UBC

2 McGill

3 Toronto

4 Montréal

5 Laval

6 Queen’s

7 McMaster

8 Ottawa

9 Alberta

10 Calgary

11 Western

12 Dalhousie

13 Manitoba

14 Sherbrooke

15 Saskatchewan

$15,493

10,973

9,825

8,253

8,268

6,878

7,647

8,553

8,384

8,027

5,225

4,316

3,673

2,206

2,228

40.89

50.75

42.13

32.5

29.53

33.94 28.98 24.66 24.27 18.2 21.31 19.38 12.29 11.91

8.94

Here are the average size and number of peer-adjudicated research grants from both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and 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.

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

1 Lethbridge

2 Trent

3 St. Francis Xavier

4 Brock

5 Mount Allison

6 Wilfrid Laurier

7 Winnipeg

8 UNBC

9 Lakehead

10 Saint Mary’s

11 Ryerson

12 Laurentian

13 Acadia

14 Moncton

15 UPEI

16 Brandon

¡>29,751

30,129

20,596

18,499

16,414

12,747

10,690

11,531

13,084

12,171

11,821

14,249

8,248

7,182

8,843

5,558

17 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3,621

18 Nipissing 2,182

19 Mount Saint Vincent 2,424

20 Bishop’s 1,412

— St. Thomas N/A

111.11

87.04 94.92

72.5 71.43

59.65

64.81 61.02 53.49 53.23 51.41

41.82 40.3

37.65 30.48 25.64 25

27.27

12.5 11.76

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.

mm

1 Victoria

2 Guelph

3 Simon Fraser

4 York

5 Waterloo

6 Concordia

7 Windsor

8 Carleton

9 Regina

10 New Brunswick

11 Memorial

63,127

58,862

49,581

49,526

30,182

37,757

35,505

28,029

21,092

24,677

152.12

136.7

135.68

139.33

124.84

113.74

96.15

89.47

91.82

78

52.43

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

1 Toronto

2 McGill

3 UBC

4 Alberta

5 Ottawa

6 Western

7 Queen’s

8 Montréal

9 Laval

10 Calgary

11 McMaster

12 Sherbrooke

13 Manitoba

14 Dalhousie

15 Saskatchewan

$95,061

85,738

94,891

76,218

77,684

71,971

72,153

66,052

53,372

48,925

56,960

42,238

38,669

36,682

25,666

163.31

160.2

135.08

159.2 137.7 140.25 120 121.12

102.03 105.94 90.19 92.04 90.58 84.53 65.16

☺Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

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-timeequivalent 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-timeequivalent student.

1 Mount Allison

2 UPEI

3 UNBC

4 Trent

5 Bishop’s

6 St. Francis Xavier

7 Acadia

8 Lakehead

9 Nipissing

10 Laurentian

11 Lethbridge

12 Ryerson

13 St. Thomas

14 Saint Mary’s

15 Cape Breton (UCCB)

16 Moncton

17 Mount Saint Vincent

18 Winnipeg

19 Brandon

20 Wilfrid Laurier

21 Brock

UMMIMNMI

$9,437 9,395 8,186 8,046 7,948 7,736 7,518 7,457 7,393 7,231 7,026 6,889 6,880 6,813 6,784 6,648 6,429 6,132 5,836 5,666 4,998

1 Simon Fraser

2 Memorial

3 Regina

4 Victoria

5 Guelph

6 Windsor

7 New Brunswick

8 Waterloo

9 York

10 Carleton

11 Concordia

$8,580

8,233

8,173

8,156

7,609

7,550

7,306

7,271

7,217

7,104

6,205

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

1 Ottawa

2 Calgary

3 McMaster

4 Toronto

5 Alberta

6 Dalhousie

7 Western

8 Montréal

9 McGill

10 UBC

11 Queen's

12 Laval

13 Saskatchewan

14 Manitoba

15 Sherbrooke

$10,774

9,002

8,754

8,734

8,473

8,190

7,944

7,898

7,559

7,501

7,481

7,438

7,371

7,304

7,103

STUDENT

SERVICES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to student services:

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

PER CENT

1 Bishop’s 10.97

2 Lethbridge 9.91

3 Winnipeg 9.59

4 Nipissing 8.59

5 St. Thomas 7.87

6 Brock 6.77

7 Wilfrid Laurier 6.42

8 St. Francis Xavier 6.27

9 Saint Mary’s 6.11

10 Lakehead 5.81

11 Ryerson 5.78

12 Acadia 5.58

13 Cape Breton (UCCB) 5.49

14 Trent 5.41

15 Brandon 5.4

16 Mount Allison 5.01

17 Laurentian 4.61

18 Mount Saint Vincent 4.21

19 Moncton 4.18

20 UPEI 4.07

21 UNBC 3.98

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

1 Guelph 7.36

2 York 7.02

3 Windsor 5.62

4 Memorial 5.47

5 Carleton 5.32

6 Concordia 4.91

7 Waterloo 4.8

8 Regina 4.71

9 Victoria 4.67

10 New Brunswick 3.89

11 Simon Fraser 3.87

PER CENT

1 Toronto 6.21

2 UBC 6.04

3 Western 5.11

4 Alberta 4.78

5 Ottawa 4.73

6 Montréal 4.35

7 Calgary 4.28

8 Queen’s 4.25

*9 Dalhousie 4.06

*9 Sherbrooke 4.06

11 McGill 3.91

12 Laval 3.89

13 Saskatchewan 3.53

14 Manitoba 3.2

15 McMaster 3.11

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries:

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

PER CENT

1 Trent 8.68

2 Wilfrid Laurier 8.37

3 Laurentian 7.47

4 Bishop’s 7.26

5 Lakehead 7.17

6 St. Thomas 6.11

7 Brock 5.98

8 Nipissing 5.52

9 Ryerson 5.02

10 Mount Allison 3.97

11 St. Francis Xavier 3.74

12 UPEI 3.58

13 Saint Mary’s 3.57

14 Moncton 3.51

15 Acadia 2.97

16 Mount Saint Vincent 2.78

17 Winnipeg 2.48

18 Lethbridge 2.31

19 UNBC 2

20 Brandon 1.63

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 1.42

SEO

PER CENT

1 Carleton 10.18

2 York 8.57

3 Waterloo 7.54

4 Guelph 6.89

5 Windsor 6.5

6 Memorial 6.21

7 Victoria 5.85

8 Simon Fraser 5.71

9 New Brunswick 4.38

10 Concordia 4.27

11 Regina 3.88

PER CENT

1 Toronto 12.24

2 Queen’s 11.89

3 Alberta 11.68

4 Western 10.68

5 McGill 10

6 Calgary 9.95

7 UBC 9.38

8 Montréal 8.71

9 Ottawa 8.5

10 Dalhousie 8.43

11 Sherbrooke 8.11

12 McMaster 8.02

13 Laval 7.43

14 Manitoba 4.71

15 Saskatchewan 4.37.

^Indicates a tie.

Full description of the methodology, page 30.

LIBRARY

HOLDINGS PER STUDENT

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

PRIMARILY

UNDERGRADUATE

1 Acadia 376

*2 Brandon 348

*2 Mount Allison 348

4 St. Thomas 309

5 UNBC 302

6 UPEI 298

7 Moncton 292

8 St. Francis Xavier 258

9 Bishop’s 231

10 Trent 227

11 Lethbridge 221

12 Lakehead 217

13 Laurentian 213

14 Mount Saint Vincent 193

15 Wilfrid Laurier 167

16 Nipissing 159

17 Saint Mary’s 156

18 Cape Breton (UCCB) 152

19 Brock 141

20 Winnipeg 131

21 Ryerson 77

iWi

m

1 Memorial 313

2 New Brunswick 309

3 Victoria 241

4 Windsor 239

5 Guelph 225

6 Regina 219

7 Carleton 211

8 Waterloo 177

9 York 168

10 Concordia 152

11 Simon Fraser 135

1 Alberta 359

2 Queen’s 315

3 Toronto 303

4 Saskatchewan 278

5 UBC 269

6 Calgary 268

7 Western 267

8 Ottawa 227

9 McGill 204

10 Laval 200

11 McMaster 192

12 Manitoba 179

13 Dalhousie 169

14 Montréal 161

15 Sherbrooke 142

ACQUISITIONS

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

PRIMARILY

UNDERGRADUATE

PER CENT

1 UNBC 57.48

2 Lakehead 46.13

3 Mount Saint Vincent 42.84

4 Acadia 41.22

5 St. Francis Xavier 40.52

6 Moncton 39.58

7 Brock 39.56

8 UPEI 38.8

9 Nipissing 37.14

10 Mount Allison 37.11

11 Ryerson 36.66

12 Laurentian 36.55

13 Winnipeg 35.97

14 Bishop’s 34.75

15 Wilfrid Laurier 33.1

16 Lethbridge 31.51

17 St. Thomas 31.22

18 Saint Mary’s 30.88

19 Trent 29.1

20 Cape Breton (UCCB) 26.24

21 Brandon 22.1

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.

TOTAL LIBRARY HOLDINGS

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

IN MILLIONS

1 Toronto 14.263

2 Alberta 9.638

3 UBC 8.152

4 Western 6.636

5 Calgary 5.871

6 Montréal 5.295

7 Queen’s 5.193

8 McGill 4.639

9 Saskatchewan 4.286

10 Laval 4.277

11 Ottawa 4.014

12 Manitoba 3.136

13 McMaster 2.989

14 Dalhousie 1.848

15 Sherbrooke 1.721

PER CENT

1 Regina 51.68

2 Simon Fraser 45.74

3 Memorial 43.84

4 Victoria 41.85

5 Windsor 41.67

6 Waterloo 41.63

7 Guelph 39.01

8 York 37.88

9 Concordia 37.54

10 Carleton 32.53

11 New Brunswick 31.22

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

PER CENT

1 Saskatchewan 49.53

2 McMaster 49.38

3 Toronto 48.63

4 Western 48.06

5 Sherbrooke 47.87

6 Dalhousie 47.76

7 Queen’s 45.49

8 Alberta 44.83

9 Laval 43.46

10 Ottawa 41.63

11 Calgary 41.09

12 McGill 39.75

13 UBC 39.38

14 Montréal 37.48

15 Manitoba 37.01

EXPENSES

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

PRIMARILY

UNDERGRADUATE

PER CENT

1 UNBC 7.73

2 Bishop’s 7.7

3 Winnipeg 7.14

4 Mount Allison 7

5 Moncton 6.67

6 Brock 6.17

7 Trent 6.1

8 Lakehead 6.01

9 Acadia 5.75

10 Lethbridge 5.74

11 St. Thomas 5.68

12 St. Francis Xavier 5.65

13 Wilfrid Laurier 5.64

14 Saint Mary’s 5.28

15 Laurentian 5.22

16 Nipissing 4.77

17 UPEI 4.56

18 Mount Saint Vincent 4.36

19 Brandon 4.16

20 Ryerson 4.01

21 Cape Breton (UCCB) 3.93

COMPREHENSIVE

PER CENT

1 Memorial 7.8

2 New Brunswick 6.92

3 Carleton 6.91

4 Regina 6.79

5 Windsor 6.78

6 Simon Fraser 6.64

7 Victoria 6.37

8 Waterloo 6.23

9 Guelph 5.96

10 York 5.91

11 Concordia 5.78

PER CENT

1 Toronto 9.59

2 UBC 7.82

3 Western 7.6

4 Saskatchewan 7.35

5 Queen’s 7.3

6 Alberta 6.58

*7 Manitoba 6.52

*7 McGill 6.52

9 Montréal 5.81

10 Dalhousie 5.72

11 Calgary 5.61

12 Ottawa 5.33

13 McMaster 5.31

14 Laval 4.84

15 Sherbrooke 4,23

Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.

REPUTATION

TALKING THE LEAD

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 7,255 high-school guidance counsellors from every province and territory, university officials at each ranked institution, the heads of a wide variety of national and regional organizations, plus CEOs and recruiters at corporations

large and small. As in recent years, Maclean’s expanded the list of corporate representation, with particular attention to regional balance.

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 counsellors also completed regional surveys.

NATIONAL REPUTATIONAL RANKING

j 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 McGill

4 Queen’s

5 Alberta

6 Guelph

7 McMaster

8 UBC

9 Acadia

10 Simon Fraser

11 Western

12 Ryerson

13 Calgary

14 Dalhousie

15 Victoria

16 Mount Allison

17 Wilfrid Laurier

18 Montréal

19 Laval

20 Memorial

21 Sherbrooke

22 Ottawa

23 York

24 St. Francis Xavier

25 Saskatchewan

Highest

Quality

1 Queen’s

2 Toronto

3 McGill

4 Waterloo

5 UBC

6 McMaster

7 Alberta

8 Western

9 Acadia

10 Guelph

11 Simon Fraser

12 Dalhousie

13 Mount Allison

14 Victoria

15 Montréal

16 Wilfrid Laurier

17 Calgary

18 Laval

19 Memorial

20 St. Francis Xavier

21 Ryerson

22 Sherbrooke

23 Saskatchewan

24 New Brunswick

25 Ottawa

Most

Innovative

1 Waterloo

2 McMaster

3 Guelph

4 Queen’s

5 Alberta

6 Simon Fraser

7 McGill

8 UBC

9 Acadia

10 Ryerson

11 Western

12 Toronto

13 Calgary

14 Victoria

15 Wilfrid Laurier

16 Dalhousie

17 York

18 Montréal

19 Mount Allison

20 Sherbrooke

21 Ottawa

22 Laval

23 Memorial

24 St. Francis Xavier

25 Saskatchewan

Leaders of Tomorrow

1 Toronto

2 Waterloo

3 Alberta

4 Guelph

5 McGill

6 McMaster

7 Queen’s

8 UBC

9 Acadia

10 Ryerson

11 Simon Fraser

12 Calgary

13 Memorial

14 Laval

15 Mount Allison

16 Dalhousie

17 Victoria

18 Western

19 Montréal

20 Lethbridge

21 Ottawa

22 Wilfrid Laurier

23 Sherbrooke

24 York

25 Saint Mary’s

In the computer graphics lab at Waterloo: clockwise from bottom left, students Wayne Olive, Josée Lajoie and Rafal Jaroszkiewicz with research program manager Patrick Gilhuly and student Vincent Ma

ALUMNI SUPPORT

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

PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE

PER CENT

1 St. Francis Xavier 30.2

2 Moncton 29.6

3 Saint Mary’s 27.4

4 Bishop’s 26.4

5 Winnipeg 24.6

6 Trent 21.3

7 Nipissing 20.9

8 Brandon 20

9 Wilfrid Laurier 19.7

10 St. Thomas 19.3

11 Mount Allison 19.1

12 Acadia 18.9

13 Lakehead 18.1

14 UPEI 16.6

15 Mount Saint Vincent 16.4

16 Cape Breton (UCCB) 12.4

*17 Brock 11.9

*17 Lethbridge 11.9

*17 Ryerson 11.9

20 Laurentian 7.8

— UNBC N/A

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

COMPREHENSIVE

1 Waterloo

2 Guelph

3 Concordia

4 Windsor

5 Simon Fraser

6 Memorial

7 Carleton

8 York

9 New Brunswick

10 Victoria

11 Regina

PER CENT

22.3 16.9

16.5 15

14.8

14.5

14.3 12.1

11.7

10.7

4.8

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

1 Toronto

2 Western

3 McGill

4 Queen's

5 UBC

6 Calgary

7 Manitoba

8 Dalhousie

9 Montréal Alberta Sherbrooke

12 McMaster

13 Ottawa

14 Saskatchewan

15 Laval

PER CENT

24.8

24.2 20.1

18.5

18.3

17.7

16.9 15

14.4

13.4

13.4 13.2 13.1

11.8

9.5

Indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 30.