The University of Lethbridge remains one of the top undergraduate post-secondary schools in the country.

Maclean’s Magazine releasing it’s list of the best universities in Canada heading in 2020.

The U of L is ranked as the 5th best undergrad university, moving up one spot from last year. When it comes to science graduates, the University of Lethbridge took top spot among the 19 schools on the list.

U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon says he’s very happy with the ranking.

“We know who we are and what we are trying to accomplish, and that’s to provide an accessible, quality educational experience for our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,” says Mahon. “These sorts of rankings can offer a glimpse at aspects of a university’s operation and while we continue to fare extremely well comparatively across the country, data alone cannot define the experience we provide and the impact our students and faculty are making in the world.”

Of the 14 main markers used by Maclean’s, the U of L was buoyed by the performance of its students and faculty. Student awards improved to fourth overall and medical and science grants (the average size and number of peer adjudicated grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Canadian Institutes for Health Research) jumped to first overall. Faculty awards also jumped up a spot and total research dollars improved by one ranking place to put the U of L seventh overall in the category.

Mount Allison University in New Brunswick took the overall number one raking followed by UNBC, Trent and Acadia.