UWinnipeg In Top 10: Maclean’s Ranking

UWinnipeg places 9th overall in Canada for second-straight year

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg ranks 9th overall in Canada among 21 primarily undergraduate universities – the same ranking as last year – in the Annual Maclean’s Ranking of Canadian Universities released on-line today.

“This past year has been marked by growth and a significant strengthening of our physical, academic and social infrastructure, which is reflected in our strong Maclean’s ranking,” said UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy. “We have added to our students’ well-being with a state-of-the-art fitness facility, theatre and film students have a new home in the CanWest Centre for Theatre and Film, construction of the McFeetors Hall: Great West Life student residence is well underway and we’re breaking ground shortly on the Richardson College for Science and the Environment. We’ve developed a new BA in Human Rights degree and created a new Faculty of Business and Economics. That’s just a flavour of how we are evolving to remain one of the best university experiences as measured by students themselves.”


Overall Ranking 9th 3rd
Student Awards 5th 2nd
Quality of Teaching 6th
Decision to Attend This University 6th 1st
Reputational Survey 6th 1st
Average Class Size – 1st & 2nd Year 6th 1st
Student Services 7th 2nd
Social Sciences & Humanities Grants 7th 2nd
Average Class Size – 3rd & 4th Years 9th 2nd
Medical / Science Grants 9th 3rd
Operating Budget 9th 4th
Library Acquisitions 10th 2nd
Library Expenses 10th 3rd

“I chose the University of Winnipeg because of its small community feel and its downtown location,” said Charlotte Meek, a second year BA student. “Class sizes are small and intimate and I therefore feel a personal connection with many of my teachers.”

The Maclean’s survey reinforces Meek’s experience, highlighting once again the University’s high satisfaction rates among its students, as UWinnipeg placed 6th Overall and 1st in Western Canada in the reputational survey category.

Maclean’s ranking builds on Globe & Mail survey

Last month, the Globe & Mail Canadian University Report 2009 survey also designated The University of Winnipeg as one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities, particularly in the area of academic excellence, with UWinnipeg ranking 1st or 2nd in six important categories including quality of education (1st), class sizes (1st), recreation & athletics, quality of teaching, student-faculty interaction and most satisfied students. As well, UWinnipeg placed 1st in Western Canada for academic reputation.

The Maclean’s ranking process begins in the spring when thousands of reputational surveys are sent to university officials, high-school principals and guidance counselors, heads of organizations, CEO’s and corporate recruiters across the country, asking for their views on quality and innovation at Canadian universities.

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The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions. Consistently ranked in the Top-10 in the country on an annual basis by both Maclean’s Magazine and The Globe & Mail newspaper, the University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence, Aboriginal education, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for all individuals, especially those people from non-traditional communities. Find out more by visiting www.uwinnipeg.ca.

Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, C: 204.782.3279 E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

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