Mount Al­li­son moves back to the top of rank­ings

Top un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity in Canada

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SACKVILLE, N.B. – Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity is in fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings.

The Sackville, N.B. univer­sity was named the top un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity in the coun­try again this year in the 2018 Maclean’s mag­a­zine univer­sity rank­ings, of­fi­cially an­nounced on Oct. 12. This marks the 19th year the Univer­sity has re­ceived the #1 spot in the rank­ings since 1991.

“We are de­lighted to once again be named the num­ber one pri­mar­ily un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity by Maclean’s mag­a­zine,“ univer­sity pres­i­dent and vice-chan­cel­lor Robert Campbell said in a news re­lease. “These long-stand­ing rank­ings are one of the many mea­sures of Mount Al­li­son’s suc­cess and are a re­flec­tion of the ac­com­plish­ments of the Univer­sity’s larger com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing our stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, alumni, and friends.“

The univer­sity ranked first in the pri­mar­ily un­der­grad­u­ate cat­e­gory in the rep­u­ta­tional sur­vey, which sur­veys univer­sity fac­ulty and se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tors, high school guid­ance coun­selors, and busi­ness peo­ple across the coun­try for their views on qual­ity and in­no­va­tion.

Mount Al­li­son also re­ceived top rank­ing in its cat­e­gory for fac­ulty awards and med­i­cal/ science grants and third for the num­ber of stu­dents who have won na­tional awards.

The over­all rank­ings in­clude a ded­i­cated sur­vey of stu­dents, cov­er­ing such top­ics as men­tal health ser­vices, res­i­dence liv­ing, and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

Campbell said the univer­sity has been work­ing dili­gently to lis­ten to its stu­dents and im­prove sup­port ser­vices based on that feed­back, par­tic­u­larly in the ar­eas of men­tal health and well­ness.

The Maclean’s univer­sity rank­ings com­pare uni­ver­si­ties on five main in­di­ca­tors — stu­dents, fac­ulty, re­sources, stu­dent sup­port, and rep­u­ta­tion. Schools across Canada are di­vided into three cat­e­gories: Mount Al­li­son is mea­sured along­side 18 other pri­mar­ily un­der­grad­u­ate uni­ver­si­ties.

The Novem­ber is­sue of Maclean’s with the univer­sity rank­ings will be on news­stands Oct. 18.

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The Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity cam­pus. The univer­sity was named the Num­ber 1 pri­mar­ily un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity in Canada in the 2018 Maclean’s Univer­sity Rank­ings

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