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. So 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.
Here are the Safest University Campuses In Canada 2018
10. University of Queen
Queen’s University is the oldest public university in Canada. It was founded in Kingston, Ontario, in 1841. The school is renowned for its old-world architecture, a vibrant student life, and excellent research and programming.
9. University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is among the world’s most sprawling bilingual universities, offering more than 500 featured specialties, majors, and minors at the undergraduate level. Additionally, the institution provides over a hundred Master’s, Doctorate, and Graduate Certificate programs.
8. University of Western Ontario
Western University is a leading university in many disciplines, including health sciences, physics, neuroscience, and biotechnology. It boasts more than 400 concentrations, majors, and minors at the undergraduate level, and it also offers more than 160 programs at the masters and doctoral levels. Western University consists of 82 buildings over 1,200 acres.
7. University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario. The main campus is on 404 hectares of land in Waterloo’s “Uptown” area, adjacent to Waterloo Park.
6. University of Victoria
The University of Victoria, ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide, is identified by students for its groundbreaking research programs that have carried itself across the globe. In addition, students say a small student-teacher ratio and an emphasis on co-op and firsthand experience in the outside community make UVic a wise educational decision.
5. University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is a comprehensive research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1964 after the amalgamation of Ontario Agricultural College.
4. University of Windsor
The University of Windsor is situated across the river opposite Detroit, where the University of Detroit Mercy strongly utilizes its origins. For example, a Juris Doctor program and a Master of Social Work are offered in conjunction with Detroit Mercy. This enables the university to connect over the border and collaborate on industrial and technological projects.
3. University of Toronto
Among the world’s top 50 universities, the University of Toronto is a big-league name. It routinely ranks in the top 50 universities in the world, and its reputation as a research center draws many accolades. It is also a large institution with close to 8,000 faculty and 60,000 students across three campuses: in downtown Toronto.
2. University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is located in Canada’s quickly growing energy capital. Not surprisingly, engineering and energy-related disciplines and business programs prosper here, made possible by significant private sector funding — but it’s also a center for political science and public policy.
1. University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is the leading school for research and teaching in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s made a name for itself in engineering and computer science, as well as in medicine and natural sciences. The university receives a substantial amount of outside funding, mainly through grants and contracts. As a result, students are attracted to the wide selection of majors in various colleges and schools. This makes a university ranking in the top 100 globally for its consistently high academic performance.