Two BC schools have tied for first in this year’s Maclean’s Magazine Canadian university rankings in the comprehensive category.
The schools that both snagged the top spot were Vancouver Island’s University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.
It was the fourth year in a row that both schools ranked within the top two spots in the comprehensive category.
Schools were ranked based on the following categories:
- Student awards
- Student/faculty ratio
- Faculty awards
- Social sciences and humanities grants
- Medical/science grants
- 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.”
* Indicates a tie