The 11 universities in Canada with the most women

Men are outnumbered 2 to 1 at many campuses, but form a slim majority at a few
Jessica Darmanin

The Maclean’s Canadian Universities Guidebook keeps track of the male-to-female ratio on each campus. Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax been admitting men since 1974, but is still mostly female. The Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. is the only one that’s strongly male. Of those aged 25 to 34 with university degrees, 59 per cent are women, so they’re (unsurprisingly) a majority on most campuses.

Here are 11 schools that are more than two-thirds female (with the percentage female):

1. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax 75%

2. NSCAD University, Halifax 74%

3. Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Que. 71%

4. Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary 70%

4. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Que. 70%

4. Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, N.S. 70%

7. Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver 69%

7. OCAD University, Toronto 69%

9. Brandon University, Brandon, Man. 68%

9. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ont. 68%

9. St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. 68%


And here are 6 with more men than women (with the percentage male):

1. Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ont. 82%

2. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ont. 59%

3. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. 57%

4. Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 52%

4. Carleton University, Ottawa 52%

4. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax 52%