Canada's best Primarily Undergraduate universities: Rankings 2020 - Macleans.ca

Canada’s best Primarily Undergraduate universities: Rankings 2020

Schools in this category are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively fewer graduate programs and graduate students

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Ontario Tech University (Ian Crysler/Ontario Tech University)

Top four schools hold their positions, with Mount Allison at No. 1. Universities in the Primarily Undergraduate category are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively fewer graduate programs and graduate students.

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Canada’s Top Primarily Undergraduate Schools 2020

Overall Ranking School Last Year Student Awards Student/ Faculty Ratio Student Satisfaction Faculty Awards Social Sciences & Humanities Grants Medical/ Science Grants Citations Total Research Dollars Operating Budget Library Expenses Library Acquisitions Scholarships & Bursaries Student Services Reputational Survey
1 Mount Allison [1] *4 4 1 1 11 *2 10 9 4 1 17 *3 14 1
2 UNBC [2] 1 2 5 12 *7 8 4 4 1 *11 9 15 *10 6
3 Trent [3] *7 18 8 *2 4 *2 7 8 17 *16 19 1 3 4
4 Acadia [*4] 6 8 4 *7 19 11 11 10 13 *7 *15 5 *5 3
5 Lethbridge [6] *4 7 10 13 9 1 15 7 6 *7 3 18 4 7
*6 St. Francis Xavier [*4] *11 9 7 4 5 13 1 12 11 *14 2 6 15 2
*6 Saint Mary's [7] 2 16 15 *5 12 6 5 13 12 *5 5 7 *5 8
*8 Bishop's [12] *14 13 2 *2 13 12 14 18 8 3 *15 *8 8 10
*8 Lakehead [8] 9 15 *17 *7 6 10 3 2 10 13 4 *3 *12 12
10 Ontario Tech [*9] *14 19 14 *14 1 4 2 3 19 19 1 12 9 5
11 UPEI *[9] 3 5 12 9 18 16 6 5 7 *16 6 13 19 11
12 Laurentian [11] 10 10 19 *5 *15 9 9 1 5 *14 7 *10 *10 15
13 St. Thomas [14] 17 11 6 *14 10 N/A N/A 19 2 4 8 2 7 17
14 Moncton [13] *7 1 16 10 17 15 13 14 3 *7 14 *8 18 14
15 Winnipeg [15] *11 17 13 *14 2 5 8 11 18 10 12 17 *12 9
16 Nipissing [16] 16 14 3 *14 14 14 16 17 9 *16 13 *10 1 19
17 Mount Saint Vincent [17] *11 12 9 *14 *15 7 18 15 14 *5 11 16 17 13
*18 Brandon [18] *18 3 *17 *14 *7 17 17 16 15 2 10 14 2 18
*18 Cape Breton [19] *18 6 11 11 3 18 12 6 16 *11 18 19 16 16

* indicates a tie.

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