For the second year in a row, the University of Victoria has captured first place in Maclean’s magazine’s annual rankings of Canadian universities. It shares the top spot in the comprehensive category with Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, last year’s second-place finisher.
In the “primarily undergraduate” category, Mount Allison University in New Brunswick tops the list but the University of Northern B.C. (UNBC) has climbed to second place from fourth last year.
And in the medical/doctoral category, the University of B.C. slipped to fourth spot, down from second place last year, while McGill University led that ranking for the fourth year in a row.
Now in its 18th year, the Maclean’s university rankings compare 47 Canadian universities and surveys more than 87,000 students nationally.
The complete list of the 18th annual rankings hits newsstands on Nov. 13 — and will be on sale until January 2009.
The rankings are weighted by students/classes (20 per cent), faculty (18 per cent), resources (12 per cent), student support (13 per cent), library (15 per cent) and reputation (22 per cent).