Starting engineering school? Aim for 80-plus.

Admission is competitive, as shown by these average final-year high school grades

Photograph by Roger Lemoyne

Photograph by Roger Lemoyne

Planning to enrol in engineering school? Admission is competitive, as shown by these average final-year high school grades—or the R score in Quebec’s CEGEP system—of first-year undergrads who started engineering in fall 2013.

University Per Cent R Score
Acadia 85
Alberta 89.6
UBC 92
Calgary 89.6
Cape Breton 90.5
Carleton 85.5
Concordia 27.2
Conestoga 79
Dalhousie 87.1
Guelph* 83.7
Lakehead 82.6
Laurentian 80
Laval 26.91
Manitoba ** 91.1
McGill 91.4 30.51
McMaster 87.7
Memorial 89.8
Moncton 83.7
École Polytechnique de Montréal 29.132
New Brunswick 87.9
UNBC 87.8
UOIT 78.2
Ottawa* 81.9
Québec à Chicoutimi 26.33
Québec à Montréal 26.8
Québec à Rimouski 25.657
Queen’s* 89.4
Regina 81.8
Royal Military College 86.4
Ryerson 84.4
St. Francis Xavier 85.7
Saskatchewan 89.8
Simon Fraser 85
Toronto 93.2
Victoria 85.3
Waterloo 91.7
Western 89.5
Windsor 82.6
York 85.3

For various reasons, grade averages are not available at the following universities: BCIT, UPEI, Université du Québec en Outaouais, École de technologie supérieure. Four other universities with engineering programs are not listed here as these institutions did not release their average entering grades to Maclean’s.

* Grade averages for fall 2012 incoming class

** Majority of students enter engineering after first year (University One)

Source: Engineering faculties and departments; Common University Data Ontario

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