The 11 universities in Canada with the most women

Plus six schools that are majority male

Jessica Darmanin

The Maclean’s Canadian Universities Guidebook keeps track of the male-to-female ratio on each campus. Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax been admitting men since 1974, but is still mostly female. The Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. is the only one that’s strongly male. Of those aged 25 to 34 with university degrees, 59 per cent are women, so they’re (unsurprisingly) a majority on most campuses.

These 11 schools are more than two-thirds female (with the percentage female):

1. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax 75%

2. NSCAD University, Halifax 74%

3. Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Que. 71%

4. Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary 70%

4. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Que. 70%

4. Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, N.S. 70%

7. Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver 69%

7. OCAD University, Toronto 69%

9. Brandon University, Brandon, Man. 68%

9. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ont. 68%

9. St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. 68%

And here are 6 with more men than women (with the percentage male):

1. Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ont. 82%

2. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ont. 59%

3. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. 57%

4. Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 52%

4. Carleton University, Ottawa 52%

4. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax 52%


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The 11 universities in Canada with the most women

  1. Should include some campuses. Glendon Campus’ ratio is something like 1 male student to every 7 female student.

  2. Université du Québec en Outaouais offers many part-time programs for its size, something many women with children find attractive so I suspect the other universities in the high female-to-male ratio do too.

  3. Why isn’t Redeemer University College on here?

  4. Ha!! I now go to Western University but when I went to Sir Sanford Fleming College Frost Campus (Lindsay, ON) there was about 7 guys for every 1 girl… with a lot of more specialized schools its not really a fair statistic because some of them teach male-dominated professions. So while some schools are more female-oriented and have higher attendance by women, some schools are male- oriented and have vice versa

  5. Would just like to mention that the photo that is being used for this article is from Trent University from photos taken earlier on in 2012. Not from any of the highest female ratio schools mentioned.

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