How we rank -

How we rank

Maclean’s marks the 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.

How we rank

University of Victoria | Photograph by Deddeda Stemler

Maclean’s places universities 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.
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Medical Doctoral Chart - Maclean's University Rankings



Comprehensive universities have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees.
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Comprehensive Chart - Maclean's University Rankings



Primarily Undergraduate universities are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively few graduate programs.
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Primarily Undergraduate Chart - Maclean's University Rankings