U of W places low in latest Maclean’s survey

University of Windsor, January 29, 2016 (Photo by Maureen Revait)

The University of Windsor’s reputation has improved, but a new survey from Maclean’s magazine says it still has work to do.

The publication issued its 2021 university rankings┬áby reputation last week, which are compiled based on feedback from faculty, administration members, and business consultants. While U of W showed a slight improvement in reputation over last year’s survey, the school placed in the bottom third of universities ranked.

In the overall and high-quality categories, Windsor placed 38th out of 49 schools listed. This is an improvement from its 2020 rankings of 40th and 41st respectively, according to the listing.

U of W also improved in the innovation category, ranking 35th this year, up three notches from 38th last year. Under the heading “leaders of tomorrow” the school climbed one place to 39th.

The University of Toronto was the top-ranked school across the board in this year’s listing. Other universities that placed high included McGill, Waterloo, UBC, and McMaster.

The purpose of the annual survey is to gauge the views of educators and business consultants across Canada concerning quality and innovation at the country’s universities.