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Maclean’s 2010 University Rankings

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Maclean’s marks schools the same way your intro psych professor will mark you. We assess universities on several key skills and then weigh them to find out who is top of the class. The 49 universities we rank are placed into one of three categories to recognize the differences in levels of research funding, the diversity of offerings, and the range of graduate and professional programs.

Medical Doctoral universities offer a broad range of Ph.D. programs and research; all institutions in this category have medical schools.

Rank School Last Year
1 McGill (1)
2 Toronto (2)
3 UBC (4)
4 Alberta (5)
5 Queen’s (3)
6 McMaster (6)
7 Dalhousie (7*)
8 Calgary (7*)
9 Western (9*)
10 Saskatchewan (9*)
11 Ottawa (9*)
12 Laval (12)
13 Montréal (13*)
14 Sherbrooke (13*)
15 Manitoba (15)

* Indicates a tie

Comprehensive universities have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees.

Rank School Last Year
1 Simon Fraser (1)
2 Victoria (2)
3 Waterloo (3)
4 Guelph (4)
5 Memorial (5)
6 New Brunswick (6)
7* Carleton (7)
7* Windsor (8)
9* Regina (9*)
9* York (9*)
11 Concordia (11)
12 UQAM (N/A)

* Indicates a tie

Primarily Undergraduate universities are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively few graduate programs.

Rank School Last Year
1 Mount Allison (1)
2 Acadia (2)
3 UNBC (3)
4 Lethbridge (6)
5 Wilfrid Laurier (4*)
6 Trent (7)
7 St. Francis Xavier (4*)
8* Bishop’s (11)
8* UPEI (8*)
10 Winnipeg (8*)
11 Saint Mary’s (8*)
12 Lakehead (14*)
13 UOIT (12)
14* Brock (14*)
14* Laurentian (18)
16 St. Thomas (14*)
17* Brandon (13)
17* Ryerson (17)
19 Mount Saint Vincent (19*)
20 Moncton (19*)
21 Cape Breton (21*)
22 Nipissing (21*)

* Indicates a tie

 

Want to know more about how we rank? Please read, Measuring excellence.

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