Maclean's names 2 Toronto schools among the top comprehensive universities in Canada

Oct 8 2019, 12:16 pm

Eight Ontario schools claimed the top spots in this year’s Maclean’s Magazine Canadian university rankings in the comprehensive category. Two of which are from Toronto.

Waterloo University claimed the highest ranking out of all eight Ontario schools, placing third behind Vancouver Island’s University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University in the number one spot.

Here in Toronto, York University and Ryerson University made it onto the list, ranking seventh and 11th, respectively.

Fifteen schools from coast-to-coast were ranked based on the following categories:

  • Student awards
  • Student/ faculty ratio
  • Faculty awards
  • Social sciences and humanities grants
  • Medical/ science grants
  • Citations
  • Total research dollars
  • Operating budget
  • Library expenses
  • Library acquisitions
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Student services

According to Maclean’s, universities in the comprehensive category have a “significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including professional degrees.”

Maclean’s top 15 universities in Canada

1. Simon Fraser University – BC
2. Victoria – BC
3. Waterloo – Ontario
4. Guelph – Ontario
5. Carleton – Ontario
6. Wilfrid Laurier – Ontario
7. York – Ontario
*8. Memorial – Newfoundland
*8. New Brunswick – New Brunswick
10. Concordia – Quebec
*11. UQAM – Quebec
*11. Ryerson – Ontario
13. Windsor – Ontario
*14. Brock – Ontario

* Indicates a tie