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University named one of Canada’s top 10 undergraduate universities

Students at the university's north Oshawa campus location.
Students at the university's north Oshawa campus location.

The 2017 Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canadian universities illuminates the growing impact of programs and satisfaction among students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The new Maclean’s survey puts the university in the top 10 of Canada’s 19 primarily undergraduate universities. Based on specific methodology, the university has risen in the overall rankings from No. 15 in 2012 to No. 8 this year.

The ranking increased in part to rising numbers in such categories as:

  • Library acquisitions
  • Reputational survey
  • Student awards
  • Student Life (residence living, academic advising, international student enrolment, mental health services, less ‘red tape’, extracurriculars, steps to prevent sexual assault)
  • Student services
  • Total research dollars

In addition, 43 per cent of the university’s incoming students in 2017 had an entrance average of 80 or higher. That is up significantly from 2010, when 31 per cent of incoming students had that as a final high school average.

While the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has distinguished itself as an undergraduate university, its graduate program offerings have grown significantly over the past 12 years. The university now offers more than 40 master’s and doctoral programs through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is currently home to 14 postdoctoral fellows.

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“Our students, faculty and staff have worked hard to make the University of Ontario Institute of Technology one of Canada’s top undergraduate schools. It’s encouraging to see that our smart, young and focused university is shining brightly through the lens of this survey.”
-Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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