UNBC tops Maclean’s rankings once again

South view of the Prince George campus during the winter season. Photo by UNBC.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For the 2nd year in a row, UNBC has placed 1st in its category for Maclean’s rankings.

The university placed 1st in the Primarily Undergraduate category that includes 19 other universities.

“This first-place ranking reflects the strengths of our community. From UNBC’s outstanding students, talented faculty, dedicated staff, successful alumni, generous donors and tireless supporters, everyone involved in our institution has helped us become Canada’s top small university,” says UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks. “This recognition again confirms that UNBC continues to educate future leaders who will serve to strengthen our region, our province, and our country.”

The university had high marks in the research dollars, library acquisitions, student awards and student/faculty ratio categories.

They tied with Acadia in the student awards category, which measures the number of students per 1,000 who have won national awards.

Current students were also surveyed. They gave the university top marks when it came to Mental Health services as well as student life staff.

“It is fantastic news that UNBC is recognized as the top university of its size for a second year in a row,” says UNBC Board of Governors Chair Ryan Matheson. “The entire UNBC community can be proud of their University and the work that continues to be done in making it an exceptional institution.”