Oshawa’s Ontario Tech scores high in Macleans magazine’s annual university rankings
Published October 7, 2022 at 9:22 am
Ontario Tech University may be only two decades old but it has quickly carved out a reputation as a major research school with professors well schooled in attracting grant money to fund their projects.
Ontario Tech earned a #2 ranking nationally among undergraduate schools for total research dollars in the annual Macleans University Rankings and was #1 in the country for social sciences and Humanities grants. The school also scored high in medical/science grants with a #3 ranking in Canada and #1 ranking in Ontario, a ranking all the more impressive considering there is no medical faculty at the school.
The university also ranked as the #1 primarily undergraduate school in Canada for library acquisitions and placed third in the student services category.
Bryan Oliver, a communications officer with Ontario Tech called the numbers “very positive” and evidence that the school “punches above its weight” in several important categories.
“For a youthful university like ours that is in its 20th academic year, it’s very impressive,” he said. “Many other universities have had decades of a head start but Ontario Tech has clearly developed many strong suits amongst its peers.”
Ontario Tech was ranked ninth overall in the country among undergraduate universities.