UBC comes out on top. Find out why.
Coming out at the top of the list
In Maclean’s University Rankings 2024, UBC Engineering took second place for the best engineering program in Canada.
But what does this mean for you as a student? Do these or other rankings really mean anything when it comes to your actual experience as a UBC Engineering student?
Remember: a number is a number. Behind every ranking are countless variables that went into the final calculation. That’s why it’s worth taking a look at the criteria that different ranking organizations use – because like any other kind of assessment, each organization uses its own rubric to rate universities.
What rankings mean for you
We at UBC are proud of these results because they recognize the exciting and important impact we are having through our education and research.
For you as a student, UBC’s consistently high rankings let you know that this is a university where great things are happening. When you choose to study at UBC Engineering, you are learning from professors who are successful year after year in securing funding for innovative research. They will be sharing this research with you in their classes and there may be opportunities to join their labs as part of an undergraduate research experience.
You’ll also be graduating from a university whose name is recognized the world over. That can help open doors – to new academic opportunities, jobs and friendships.