Memorial University has been ranked No. 6 in the comprehensive category of Maclean’s Magazine’s 2013 university rankings.
MUN and Carleton University in Ottawa are tied at sixth place in the latest report. Last year, MUN received a No. 5 and Carleton was ranked at No. 7.
Simon Fraser University in British Columbia took first place again this year, while Victoria and Waterloo regained second and third place, respectively.
The University of New Brunswick was ranked No. 4, up from No. 6 last year, the result of a low student-faculty ratio, high total research dollars, a high operating budget and its libraries.
Maclean’s explains that comprehensive universities, the category MUN is in, have a signiﬁcant degree of research activity and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional degrees.
In the Primarily Undergraduate category, where Canada’s smaller schools are compared, Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. is again first, marking the 16th time in 22 years that Mount Allison has come out on top.
The University of Northern British Columbia took second place in this category. This year, the report says, it has the highest total research dollars, and the second best student-faculty ratio. The University of Lethbridge in Alberta is in third place.
More on Maclean’s university rankings can be found HERE.