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REPUTATION

November 14 2005
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REPUTATION

November 14 2005

REPUTATION

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UNIVERSITY RANKINGS | Reputation

A solid reputation attracts the best students and facuity—and gives graduates an enviable calling card. Maclean's measures a university’s reputation with the community at large, as well as with its own alumni.

NATIONAL REPUTATIONAL RANKING

This ranking combines all 47 universities from the three categories into one group. It reflects the opinion of a diverse range of voices: high-school principals and 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.

When soliciting the views of the various respondents, Maclean’s asked each individual to complete a national survey. University officials, principals and guidance counsellors also completed regional surveys. Consulting statisticians from McDougall Scientific Ltd. combined the two surveys to produce the final results.

BEST

OVERALL

1 Waterloo_

2 Toronto_

3 McGill_

4 UBC_

5 Alberta_

6 McMaster_

7 Queen’s_

8 Guelph_

9 Western_

10 Sherbrooke_

11 Simon Fraser_

12 Victoria_

13 Saskatchewan

14 Montréal_

15 St. Francis Xavier

16 Acadia_

17 Dalhousie_

18 Calgary_

19 Ryerson_

20 Wilfrid Laurier

21 Laval_

22 Memorial_

23 Mount Allison

24 York_

25 Ottawa_

26 Concordia_

27 New Brunswick

28 Manitoba_

29 Lethbridge_

30 Brock_

31 Trent_

32 Saint Mary’s_

33 Regina_

34 Carleton_

35 Winnipeg_

36 UNBC_

37 UPEI_

38 St. Thomas_

39 Mount Saint Vincent

40 Moncton_

41 Bishop’s_

42 Windsor_

43 Lakehead_

44 Laurentian_

45 Cape Breton_

46 Brandon _

47 Nipissing

HIGHEST

QUALITY

1 McGill

2 Queen’s_

3 Toronto_

4 Waterloo_

5 UBC_

6 Alberta_

7 McMaster_

8 Western_

9 Guelph_

10 Victoria_

11 Dalhousie_

12 St. Francis Xavier

13 Montréal_

14 Simon Fraser_

15 Mount Allison_

16 Acadia_

17 Sherbrooke_

18 Saskatchewan

19 Wilfrid Laurier

20 Laval_

21 Memorial_

22 Calgary_

23 Ottawa_

24 York_

25 New Brunswick

26 Ryerson_

27 Manitoba_

28 Concordia_

29 Saint Mary’s_

30 Lethbridge_

31 Trent_

32 Regina_

33 Brock_

34 Carleton_

35 Moncton_

36 Mount Saint Vincent

37 St. Thomas_

38 Bishop’s_

39 Winnipeg_

40 UPEI_

41 UNBC_

42 Windsor_

43 Lakehead_

44 Laurentian_

45 Brandon_

46 Cape Breton_

47 Nipissing

MOST

INNOVATIVE

1 Waterloo_

2 McMaster_

3 Alberta_

4 McGill_

5 UBC_

6 Toronto_

7 Guelph_

8 Queen’s_

9 Sherbrooke_

10 Simon Fraser_

11 Western_

12 Saskatchewan

13 Victoria_

14 Acadia_

15 St. Francis Xavier

16 Ryerson_

17 Calgary_

18 Montréal_

19 Dalhousie_

20 Wilfrid Laurier

21 Memorial_

22 Laval_

23 York_

24 Mount Allison

25 Ottawa_

26 Concordia_

27 New Brunswick

28 Manitoba_

29 Lethbridge_

30 Trent_

31 Brock_

32 Saint Mary’s_

33 Regina_

34 Carleton_

35 UNBC_

36 Winnipeg_

37 UPEI_

38 Mount Saint Vincent

39 St. Thomas_

40 Moncton_

41 Lakehead_

42 Windsor_

43 Bishop’s_

44 Laurentian_

45 Cape Breton_

46 Brandon_

47 Nipissing

LEADERS OF TOMORROW

1 Toronto_

2 Waterloo_

3 UBC_

4 Alberta_

5 McGill_

6 McMaster_

7 Queen's_

8 Guelph_

9 Sherbrooke_

10 Montréal_

11 Western_

12 Saskatchewan

13 Simon Fraser_

14 Victoria_

15 Ryerson_

16 Calgary_

17 Dalhousie_

18 Acadia_

19 York_

20 St. Francis Xavier

21 Laval_

22 Concordia_

23 Wilfrid Laurier

24 Brock_

25 Lethbridge_

26 Memorial_

27 UNBC_

28 Ottawa_

29 Manitoba_

30 Winnipeg_

31 New Brunswick

32 Carleton_

33 Trent_

34 Laurentian_

35 Mount Allison

36 Regina_

37 Windsor_

38 Cape Breton_

39 UPEI_

40 Lakehead_

41 Saint Mary’s_

42 Nipissing_

43 St. Thomas_

44 Bishop's_

45 Moncton_

46 Brandon_

47 Mount Saint Vincent

ALUMNI SUPPORT

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

MEDICAL DOCTORAL

_PER CENT

1 Toronto_25.9

2 Western_24.5

3 McGill_18.3

4 Sherbrooke_18

5 Queen’s_16.2

6 Calgary_16.1

7 Dalhousie_16

8 Alberta_15.2

9 Montréal_14.6

10 Saskatchewan 14.5

11 Ottawa 14.4

12 Manitoba_14

*13 UBC_13.8

*13 McMaster_13^8

15 Laval 13.4

2 Guelph_16.8

3 Windsor_16

4 Simon Fraser_14.5

5 Concordia_14.3

6 Memorial_13.5

Carleton_12.6

New Brunswick 12.5

9 Victoria_10,3

10 York_&3

11 Regina 4

1 St. Francis Xavier 39.2

2 Saint Mary’s 27

3 Mount Allison_24.2

4 Winnipeg_21.9

5 St. Thomas_21.5

6 Bishop's_20.1

7 Mount Saint Vincent 18.7

8 Wilfrid Laurier 17.4

9 Trent_17.3

10 UPEI_16

11 Lakehead_13.7

12 Acadia_13.4

13 Moncton_12.8

14 Cape Breton_12.2

15 UNBC_11.1

16 Brock_10.7

17 Nipissing_10.6

18 Ryerson _8.5

19 Brandon_7.7

20 Lethbridge_4.8

21 Laurentian 4

indicates a tie. Full description of the methodology, page 32.