Oshawa’s Ontario Tech, Trent, earn high praise in annual Mclean’s university rankings

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Published October 12, 2023 at 4:24 pm

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Oshawa universities are making their mark on the national stage with both Ontario Tech and Trent University, which has a campus in Oshawa, earning high rankings in the annual Mclean’s University rankings.

Trent ranked seventh in the country (down from #4 last year) and tops in Ontario – for the 13th consecutive year – for best undergraduate university, while continuing to lead provincially in overall quality and innovation in the 2024 rankings.

“Trent’s enduring streak as Ontario’s top undergraduate university reflects our ongoing commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and delivering a transformative experience for all students,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, the president and vice-chancellor of the Peterborough-based school. “These rankings are the latest in a series of news highlights and developments that continue to showcase Trent as a renowned teaching and research university in Canada, as well as globally.”

Trent’s #7 ranking nationally put the school just ahead of Ontario Tech, which earned an #8 score (up one from number nine in 2022), while topping the country in social sciences and humanities grants and finishing in second spot for total research dollars and for library acquisitions.

Trent ranked second in Canada for most innovative, for best developing the leaders of tomorrow and for student services.

When stacked against all the established and much larger universities in the country, Ontario Tech finished in the #29 spot while Trent was ranked #36,

Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (Burnaby) finished with the top ranking in the annual study, followed by Victoria, Waterloo, York and Carleton.

The top undergraduate school in Canada this year is Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

The rankings compare 50 universities from across Canada in about a dozen key categories.

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