Reputation, affordability, and a sense of belonging are all concerns that come up when you and your teen are selecting the right University. However, safety has become another top factor that both parents and students care about. According to Academics major survey, 80% of parents feel that campus safety is critical to school choice.1
Safety isn’t always just about the campus, though. The city a University calls home also plays a big role in making a final decision. Whether you’re a new University student, sending a child away to school for the first time, or considering a move to a University town, you want to know that the community around the University also has a lot to offer.
As your go-to resource for safety information, University Magazine and Academics major is proud to help you identify the safest University towns in the country. Our security experts analyzed the most recent RCMP and Local Police crime statistics and sought out safety-oriented programs and initiatives in University cities throughout the nation.
Here are the Safest University Campuses In Canada 2018
10. University of Queen
Queen’s University is one of the oldest public research universities in Canada. It was founded in 1841 and is located in the city of Kingston in Ontario. The school is known for its old-world architecture, a lively student life, and outstanding programming and research.
9. University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is the world’s largest bilingual University, offering almost 500 specializations, majors, and minors at the undergraduate level. Also on offer are more than 150 Masters, Doctorate and Graduate Certificate programs. Few schools in Canada can claim this kind of diversity and choice, spread through 10 faculties
8. University of Western Ontario
Western University is a leading research university in many fields including health sciences, wind engineering, neuroscience, and biomaterials. The school offers more than 400 specializations, majors, and minors at the undergraduate level. It also offers more than 160 programs at the Masters and Doctorate levels. Western University is made up of 82 buildings over 1,200 acres across London, Ontario.
7. University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is a public research university with the main campus in Waterloo, Ontario. The main campus is on 404 hectares of land in “Uptown” Waterloo, adjacent to Waterloo Park
6. University of Victoria
Ranked in the top 200 universities globally, The University of Victoria has a reputation for groundbreaking research that has carried itself around the world. Students remark that a small teacher-student ratio and an emphasis on co-op and practical experience with the outside community make UVic a good educational investment.
5. University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1964 after the amalgamation of Ontario Agricultural College,
4. University of Windsor
The city of Windsor sits directly across the river bank from the American city of Detroit, a location the University takes full advantage of. For example, a J.D. program and a Master of Social Work are offered in conjunction with the University of Detroit Mercy. This enables the school to connect across the border and work together on industrial and technological projects. The Centre for Engineering Innovation, a $100 million facility, complements engineering with business and entrepreneurism, a clear sign that the school is helping to work on and diversify the area’s traditional automotive past. Far from being just a business, engineering or trades school,
3. University of Toronto
With a global name for itself, the University of Toronto is a big-league player. It consistently ranks as one of the top 50 public universities in the world and its reputation as a research institution brings countless accolades. It is also a big institution, with more than 8,000 faculty and nearly 60,000 students over three campuses: in downtown Toronto
2. University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is located in Canada’s rapidly booming energy capital. Not surprisingly, engineering and energy-related disciplines and business programs prosper here helped by significant private sector funding — but it is also a center for political science and public policy.
1. University of Alberta
Located in Edmonton, University of Alberta is the province’s leading research and education institution. Largely known for engineering, science, and medicine, the university also offers more than 400 programs in 18 faculties. Considered a top five university in Canada, and in the top 100 globally, the school combines excellent instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, well-funded programs, and world-renowned research.