UNBC Retains Number 1 Maclean’s Ranking
Prince George, B.C. – Great news for UNBC.
The school learned today it has retained its number one ranking for the second consecutive year as the top undergraduate university in the country according to Maclean’s magazine.
“It’s fantastic, what a great day,” says UNBC president Dr. Daniel Weeks. “It really speaks to the absolute heart of what UNBC is all about – it’s our community and it’s our faculty, our staff, our professors, our alumni, all of our supports. That’s what comes together to make UNBC such a great university.”
There were 19 schools in Maclean’s undergraduate category and they were ranked in a variety of areas on a wide range of issues.
So where did UNBC stand out?
“Where we saw absolutely a tremendous change was in the various rankings that fall into the category of student satisfaction,” says Weeks.
“In mental health services we jumped from number four last year to number one this year. Resident living – last year we were number 16 and this year number 9. And I’m so proud of our staff – last year we ranked 12th and this year we’re number 2.”
He admits the top ranking doesn’t hurt when you’re trying to recruit new students either.
“Absolutely, and our enrolment is up a little bit this year (3.9% or 127 students). I think a large part of that will be attributable to our ranking last year. Students have a lot of choice – they can pretty much go wherever they want.”
Finishing right behind UNBC in the Primarily Undergraduate category was Mount Allison followed by the University of Lethbridge. SFU finished first in the Comprehensive list and McGill maintained its top ranking in the Medical Doctoral category.