Nov. 7, 2004

McMaster moves up three places in Maclean’s rankings

Hamilton, ON - McMaster has maintained its strong position as Canada’s most innovative university.

Maclean’s magazine has issued its annual report and McMaster was ranked number one for most innovative university among Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities.

Overall, McMaster moved into 8th place among medical doctoral universities, a three place gain from last year’s rankings. The University placed fourth for Best Overall in the reputational survey, including a 5th place finish in the Highest Quality category.

Some of the biggest gains were in the average entering grade and proportion of entering students with averages over 75 per cent. The University’s commitment to improved student services was also reflected in a jump from 9th to third position on this measure.

“The University is clearly focused on giving students the chance to learn in creative and new ways within a research-intensive environment. It’s a dynamic combination that helps us attract the highest quality students and faculty. The Maclean’s rankings reinforce that our commitment to innovative approaches is what students want,” says McMaster president Peter George.

McMaster also had a strong showing in this year’s Globe and Mail University Report Card that surveys students on the quality of education and the learning environment at their universities.

Just last week McMaster was named Research University of the Year for the value and intensity of research along with research outputs. The research rankings are compiled by Research InfoSource.