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2010 Maclean's Ranking

by Communications Staff
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If it were not for the weight of the "Reputation" category in this year's Maclean's Ranking of Canadian Universities, Lakehead University would be in the top four or five universities listed in the Primarily Undergraduate category, says Lakehead's Director of Institutional Analysis Kerrie-Lee Clarke. Reputation accounts for 20% in the overall total.

(To measure reputation, Maclean's surveys high school principals and guidance counsellors, university officials, and heads of organizations, as well as CEOs and recruiters at corporations across the country, asking for their views on quality and innovation at Canadian universities.)

Here are other significant facts about Lakehead's ranking in the Maclean's 2010 University Rankings 20th Anniversary Edition

Overall Ranking:

Lakehead is 12th of 22 universities in this category, up from 14th in 2009

Ranking of Ontario Universities:

Lakehead is 3rd of eight Ontario universities in the undergraduate category (includes Brock, Lakehead, Laurentian, Nipissing, Ryerson, Trent, Wilfrid Laurier, UOIT).


Lakehead is 1st among the eight Ontario universities in the following measurements:

  • Total Research Dollars (total income from sponsored research divided by the number of Full-time Faculty)
  • Library Holdings Per Student

Lakehead also ranks high, among the eight Ontario universities, in these areas:

  • Student/Faculty Ratio - #2
  • Student Awards - #2
  • Scholarships and Bursaries - #2
  • Library Acquisitions - #2
  • Library Expenses - #2
  • Operating Budget - #2
  • Faculty Awards - #3
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Grants - #3
  • Medical/Science Grants (includes NSERC & CIHR) - #5

For statistics on Lakehead University visit the website of the Lakehead University Office of Institutional Analysis.

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