The University of New Brunswick has maintained many of the gains achieved last year in Maclean’s annual Canadian university rankings, including remaining the 4th best Canadian university in the national comprehensive category.

“Everyone here has been working hard to meet the goals identified in our strategic plan,” said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. “UNB’s teaching, research, and programs are world-class, and it’s certainly encouraging to be recognized for what we do. We’ll continue, however, to be focused on achieving our broader objectives.”

UNB increased its performance across a number of categories in Maclean’s 2014 rankings.

When compared to the broader national list of 49 Canadian universities in Maclean’s reputational survey, UNB moved up in the Most Innovative University category for the second year in a row. UNB also jumped five spots in the Best Overall category.

UNB made gains in a number of other areas, including the amount of resources devoted to student services, the recruitment of international and out-of-province students, and student retention.

According to the 2014 rankings, UNB’s libraries remain in the top spot nationally in terms of the percentage of UNB’s budget devoted to libraries and the Holdings Per Student category.

“There’s lots to like about the Maclean’s university rankings, including tons of useful information for parents and students,” explained Campbell. “While it is certainly gratifying to see UNB’s upward momentum continue, let’s remember that the overall rankings are based on a subjective assignment of weights to various categories – change the weights and the results change.”

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