The University of Toronto has taken the top spot in the annual Maclean’s university rankings for the 12th consecutive year. Overall, U of T tied with McGill University in Montreal for first place among medical-doctoral universities. U of T also earned the lead position in the magazine’s national reputational survey, ranking first in the Best Overall and Leaders of Tomorrow categories.
U of T ranked 14th out of 15th in class-size range for first- and second-year level students. This confirms what the university has observed through other means, such as the National Survey on Student Engagement, which is that U of T must concentrate on making students feel welcome. “While I’m very pleased with the overall results, we also have to pay attention to the feedback we’re getting on student experience,” says U of T president David Naylor. “That’s why we’ve made improving the student experience – while maintaining the best standards for teaching and researching – the overarching priority of our long-term academic plan, Stepping Up.”
U of T Libraries ranked first in total holdings and expenses, and U of T professors earned second place in awards per full-time faculty. The university also finished third in student retention and fourth in student awards.