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Tops Maclean’s university rankings for record 17th year

For the 17th time in 23 years, Mount Allison University has been named Canada's top undergraduate university by Mclean's.

Mount Allison University has been named the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean's magazine for a record 17th time.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Talk about building a national brand.

For the 17th time in 23 years, Mount Allison University has been named the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine.

The 23rd annual rankings were released Thursday.

“We are pleased to maintain our number one ranking in this year’s Maclean’s publication.” university president and vice-chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell said in a news release. “This type of national recognition is a strong indication that the university, as a community, is meeting its objective of being the best undergraduate university in Canada, as we strive to be one of the top in North America. I would like to congratulate and thank members of the Mount Allison community in helping us retain this standing.”

University chancellor and CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge said he’s delighted to see Mount Allison University’s distinctive learning community and approach to high-quality undergraduate education acknowledged nationally.

“Our university’s record in this country is unmatched,” Mansbridge said.

Mount Allison has been ranked as Canada’s top undergraduate university for the past seven years in a row.

Mount Allison again scored the top spot in its category for student awards and library holdings per student, as well as library expenses. The university had high marks in a number of other categories, including awards per full-time faculty and medical/science grants.

The university was also top in its category for the number of faculty with a PhD, first professional degree, or terminal degree. Mount Allison improved its ranking for research funding, averaging $28,837 per full-time faculty member and saw a significant jump in the Social Sciences and Humanities grants.

In the national reputational rankings, Mount Allison was ranked first in its category in best overall for the second year in a row. The university was named the top undergraduate university for highest quality for the third time, and took top spot for most innovative — moving up from second — and second for leaders of tomorrow. 

The reputational rankings survey CEOs, experts, educators, and community leaders across the country on their views of quality, innovation, and leadership at Canadian universities.

 Mount Allison also retained its first-place standing for 2014 for the number of out-of-province students in first-year, with just over 50 per cent, and was top in its category for average entering grade (86.3 per cent).

Organizations: Mount Allison University, CBC News, Social Sciences

Geographic location: Canada, North America

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