The Maclean's Personalized University Ranking Tool
Use Maclean’s exclusive data to build your own, customized university ranking
Macleans.ca | Apr 11, 2007 | 21:19:32
This tool offers you the ability to select up to seven performance indicators(measures of university quality)drawn from the most recent edition of the Maclean's University Rankings, and then weight them according to your own preferences.
How it works:
Select(up to seven at a time)indicators. Then click NEXT.
You need to assign a weight to each indicator so that the total will add up to 100 per cent. For example, you could decide that the following indicators are most important to you:
• Proportion of students entering with 75% or higher: 10 per cent
• Proportion of students who graduate: 25 per cent
• Class size 1st & 2nd year: 10 per cent
• Faculty with Ph.D.s: 20 per cent
• Awards per full-time faculty: 10 per cent
• Scholarships & bursaries: 20 per cent
• Reputational Survey: 5 per cent
Once your total adds up to 100 per cent, click NEXT.
Select the Canadian universities you wish to compare. You can choose all universities, or select by region, such as universities in the West, Ontario, Quebec or the Atlantic region. Or you can create your own list of up to 47 individual institutions. Click NEXT.
Our tool will compute and compare your custom criteria, or indicators, across all of the schools you selected. Voila! Your own personalized ranking of Canadian universities.
Note: Ranking for the Personalized University Ranking Tool is not calculated in the same way as the annual Maclean’s university rankings. Though the two use common data, the rankings use a statistical percentile method and are three separate rankings, one for each of the three categories of universities: Primarily Undergraduate, Comprehensive and Medical-Doctoral. As such, results obtained from this online tool may not agree with the Maclean’s annual rankings, even if the same set of weights are applied to the indicators.