University Rankings

Canada’s best Comprehensive universities: Rankings 2021

Schools in this category have a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including professional degrees

The top five schools didn’t budge from last year, with Simon Fraser topping the ranking. Universities in this category have a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including professional degrees.

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Canada’s Top Comprehensive Schools 2021

Overall Ranking University Last Year Student Awards Student/ Faculty Ratio Student Satisfaction Faculty Awards Social Sciences & Humanities Grants Medical/ Science Grants Total Research Dollars Operating Budget Library Expenses Library Acquisitions Scholarships & Bursaries Student Services Reputational Survey
1 Simon Fraser [1] 1 3 12 3 4 2 4 3 1 1 *9 2 2
*2 Victoria [2] 2 5 8 1 5 1 3 8 2 2 5 8 4
*2 Waterloo [3] 3 7 6 2 1 3 2 10 15 11 1 12 1
4 Guelph [4] *8 15 1 4 7 7 1 12 *10 3 6 5 3
5 Carleton [5] 4 9 3 7 3 5 7 13 *8 10 4 *9 9
*6 New Brunswick [*8] 5 2 7 12 11 14 6 1 3 7 14 11 12
*6 York [7] 10 14 13 5 8 4 8 6 *8 5 3 *9 7
8 Wilfrid Laurier [6] 12 12 5 8 10 6 14 4 7 8 7 3 10
9 Memorial [*8] 7 1 14 11 12 15 5 2 5 4 11 *13 8
*10 Concordia [10] *8 11 11 13 2 *8 10 14 4 12 *9 *13 6
*10 UQAM [*11] 6 6 4 6 6 *8 9 15 *12 15 15 15 11
12 Ryerson [*11] *14 13 10 14 9 13 11 7 14 14 12 1 5
13 Brock [*14] 13 10 2 10 13 12 15 9 *10 6 8 7 13
14 Windsor [13] 11 8 9 9 14 10 12 11 6 13 13 4 15
15 Regina [*14] *14 4 15 15 15 11 13 5 *12 9 2 6 14

* Indicates a tie