One of the great things about Canada is that when it comes to post-secondary education, your options are nearly endless. With schools of different sizes and specialties located all across the country, there really is something for everyone. That being said, not every school has the best reputation.
Macleans asked professionals, university faculty, and high school guidance counsellors across the country to rank Canadian universities by reputation, based on their views of the schools' quality and innovation. Obviously, not every school can come out on top.
Taking home the prize for the lowest ranked university out of almost 50 schools is none other than Brandon University, a small liberal arts and science school in Brandon, Manitoba. What is notable about Brandon, though, is its small class sizes. With just over 3000 students at the whole school, no class is bigger than 20 people.
Coming in just above Brandon in the rankings is Nipissing University, in North Bay, Ontario. The school is just slightly larger than Brandon, with around 5000 total students. While the school falls short in the reputation rankings, they are pretty well known for their nursing and teaching programs.
The east coast didn't fare very well, either. Among the worst ranked universities in Canada were Nova Scotia's Cape Breton, Mount Saint Vincent, and Saint Mary's universities, as well as New Brunswick's St Thomas Univeristy and Universite de Moncton.
While these may be the worst ranked schools on the list, there are also some good ones. The school with the best reputation in Canada was the University of Toronto, followed by Waterloo, UBC, McGill, and the University of Alberta.