University Rankings 2015: Comprehensive

Simon Fraser passes Victoria to regain the top spot
FREDERICTON, NB - SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2014 - The University of New Brunswick. PICTURED: Renaissance College at UNB is home to Canada’s first leadership studies bachelor program. This is a Natural Science, Technology and Society taught by Nathan Thompson.
Photograph by Andrew Tolson

Looking for the latest update of the Maclean’s University Rankings? Click here for highlights from the 2016 Maclean’s University Rankings, our latest editionon newsstands now and available for download in the App Store, Google Play and You’ll find all the details on our new education hub, coming to next week.

For last year’s university rankings, read on for highlights:


Maclean’s ranks universities in six broad areas based on 12 performance indicators, allocating a weight to each indicator. Universities are placed in one of three categories, recognizing the differences in types of institutions, levels of research funding, diversity of offerings, and breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. 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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To see more from our 2015 university rankings issue, visit a full description of the ranking methodology, click here.