St. Catharines university continues to excel in magazine rankings


Published October 7, 2022 at 10:18 am

Despite the fact that the magazine removed the category at which Brock University topped the rankings every year, the post-secondary institution continued to excel in the annual Maclean’s magazine Canadian university rankings.

The magazine told universities that this year’s rankings do not include those related to student satisfaction (one of the few based on actual student surveys), a category that Brock has basically owned, leading other Canadian institutions.

This missing category includes a ranking for the provision of mental health supports, for which Brock has been ranked number one for four straight years.

Even without one, Brock stood up well against the competition, ranking among the top 10 comprehensive institutions in the country in a range of categories, including its commitment to providing scholarships and bursaries (sixth) and student services (seventh).

Brock also continues to climb the reputational rankings overall, moving to 27th from 29th in the nation, an improvement of 11 spots in the past three years.

“While rankings are just one of the many measures used to assess the University, it’s particularly noteworthy that Brock continues to rank so highly in areas related to supporting students,” interim President and Vice-Chancellor Lynn Wells told Brock News.

“Providing an encouraging and supportive environment for students is a key priority for Brock, and when combined with our commitment to excellence in teaching and our robust research enterprise, continues to improve the University’s reputation across this country and around the world.”

Even outside of the magazine rankings, Brock is gaining recognition in a number of significant global and national rankings.

Brock’s Sport Management and Kinesiology programs are currently ranked among the Top-10 in Canada and Top-100 in the world.

As well, Brock scored high marks in a national report on research funding, placing first among 21 universities in its category for corporate research income growth.

And last year, Brock’s work to better the world earned the university a ranking among the Top 300 of more than 1,400 universities from around the world working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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