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MacLeans ranks University of Victoria 2nd best comprehensive school in Canada


The University of Victoria has been ranked #2 in Macleans magazine’s Best Comprehensive School in Canada category for the second year in a row. 

The ranking measures each university by their level of research activity, range of programs for undergraduates, graduates, and professional degrees, and more.

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Macleans’ list of the criteria as well as how UVic compared to the other top 15 universities in the country can be seen below:

  • Faculty Awards: 1st 
  • Medical/ Science Grants: 1st
  • Student Awards: 2nd
  • Library Expenses: 2nd
  • Library Acquisitions: 2nd
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Grants: 3rd 
  • Citations: 3rd 
  • Total Research Dollars: 3rd 
  • Scholarships & Bursaries: 5th
  • Student/ Faculty Ratio: 5th
  • Operating Budget: 8th
  • Student Services: 8th

UVic scored within the top 5 in 8 categories this year, while in 2018 they achieved this feat across 9. 

This year they were able to claim top spots in both Faculty Awards and Medical Science Grants, while also claiming number 2 in Student Awards in the country. 

Maclean’s full comprehensive list is featured below: 

  1. Simon Fraser University – B.C.
  2. Victoria – B.C.
  3. Waterloo – Ontario
  4. Guelph – Ontario
  5. Carleton – Ontario
  6. Wilfrid Laurier – Ontario
  7. York – Ontario
  8. *Memorial – Newfoundland
  9. *New Brunswick – New Brunswick
  10. Concordia – Quebec
  11. *UQAM – Quebec
  12. *Ryerson – Ontario
  13. Windsor – Ontario
  14. *Brock – Ontario

*indicates a tie between universities. 

Their list this year puts two British Columbia universities in the top spot with Waterloo sitting in 3rd place. 

Joel Brewster
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