Prince George, BC – UNBC has matched its best result in the annual Maclean’s rankings of Canadian universities, placing second in its category.
The runner-up finish in the Primarily Undergraduate section is an improvement of one place over last year when UNBC tied for third. UNBC also placed second in its category in the rankings released in the fall of 2012 and the fall of 2008.“The Maclean’s rankings are another indication of the exceptional learning environment at UNBC,” says UNBC President Daniel Weeks. “The strong results in so many categories reflects the commitment to excellence UNBC’s faculty, students, and staff demonstrate every day.”
UNBC placed first among the 19 Primarily Undergraduate universities in library acquisitions, but also had top-three results in student awards, student/faculty ratio, and library expenses. UNBC also performed well in other key indicators ranging from faculty awards to total research budget.
UNBC is one of the smallest universities in terms of student population included in the rankings. As it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding, UNBC continues to compare favourably in important areas with some of the country’s larger and much older schools. For instance, UNBC full-time professors won 3.2 awards per 1,000 faculty members over the past five years, comparable with the scores of many universities in both the Comprehensive and Medical Doctoral categories.
Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., retained its top spot in the Primarily Undergraduate rankings.