Trent University continues to hold the top spot as Ontario’s number one undergraduate university for the 12th consecutive year, and leads in several categories provincially and nationally, including overall reputation, most innovative and highest quality in the 2023 Maclean’s University Rankings.
“Trent’s ranking as Ontario’s top undergraduate university, now for 12 years in a row, is a point of pride for the University,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “This year’s rankings once again signal Trent as a leading teaching and research university, sought after by students and faculty looking for a personal, purposeful university experience that supports personal success that impacts the world in positive ways.”
2023 MacLean's University Rankings Highlights (primarily undergraduate category):
- #1 undergraduate university in Ontario 12 years in a row, #4 in Canada.
- #1 in Ontario and #2 in Canada for overall reputation
- #2 in Canada for most innovative
- #1 in Ontario for highest-quality, scholarships and bursaries, faculty awards, student awards
- #2 in Ontario for student services, medical/science grants
- Trent School Education - only primarily undergraduate university in top 20 education programs in Canada
In the overall national rankings, which compare 49 Canadian universities, Trent’s reputation as a leading undergraduate university continues to ascend the ranks, moving up to secure the #2 spot for reputation in all of Canada, and #1 in Ontario. The University is also the #2 undergraduate university in Ontario for innovation and for producing the leaders of tomorrow.
The Maclean’s rankings reinforce Trent’s leadership as an institution where students receive the support they need to pursue academic success, ranking as the top primarily undergraduate university in Ontario for scholarships and bursaries as well as student awards, and number two in student services. Further, the rankings bolster Trent’s reputation as a place for global experts, ranking as the top Ontario undergraduate university for faculty awards, and number two for medical/science grants in the same category.
Another feature in this year’s results spotlights Trent’s reputation for supporting and training the next generation of educators. The prestigious Trent School of Education received special recognition, named among the top 20 universities in all of Canada, across all categories – the only primarily undergraduate institution on the list.