There is good news today for the University of Northern BC. It’s maintained its ranking as one of the top two universities of its size in Canada according to the Maclean’s rankings.
UNBC placed second in the Primarily Undergraduate category, marking the 10th consecutive year it’s finished in the top three of the category. It was beat out only by Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.
UNBC was first in three of the 14 categories surveyed by Maclean’s, including the number of students who have won national awards. It also received top grades in how the university allocates resources, including the percentage of the library budget.
It earned top marks for the mental health services, as it earned top marks for the Maclean’s student satisfaction survey. Students also praised UNBC’s administrative staff, academic advising staff and the experiential learning opportunities.
“UNBC continues to educate, innovate and lead in Northern British Columbia, across the country and around the world,” says UNBC Board of Governors Chair Tracey Wolsey. “UNBC has repeatedly placed at, or near, the top of the Maclean’s rankings, a testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire UNBC family.”
“Sustaining this level of excellence requires the combined strengths of our faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters, working together to continually enhance the quality of our academic programming and research culture,” says UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks.