British Columbia

SFU, UNBC top Maclean's 2017 Canadian university rankings

The annual Maclean's Magazine ranking of Canadian universities is out for 2017 and, once again, several B.C. post-secondary institutions lead the pack.

Simon Fraser best comprehensive university, University of Northern B.C. takes a top spot too

For the third year in a row, SFU has been ranked the top comprehensive university in Canada by Maclean's Magazine. (SFU)

The annual Maclean's Magazine ranking of Canadian universities is out for 2017 and, once again, several B.C. post-secondary institutions lead the pack.

In the comprehensive category, which rates schools that conduct a significant amount of research and also offer undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, Simon Fraser University topped the list for a third straight year while the University of Victoria ranked third behind the University of Waterloo.

The University of Northern B.C. has been named top school in Canada in the primarily undergraduate category for the second straight year. (UNBC)

The University of Northern B.C. took top spot in the primarily undergraduate category for a second year in a row. The category ranks the country's 19 smaller schools offering fewer graduate options. 

The University of British Columbia grabbed third spot in the rankings of powerhouse universities offering medical and doctoral programs, behind McGill and the University of Toronto.

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