Universities in Winnipeg, Canada
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Winnipeg
  • 13 May, 2024: Publication of CWUR Center for World University Rankings. University of Manitoba ranked #289.
  • 10 Apr, 2024: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Includes 16 universities from Winnipeg.
  • 06 Mar, 2024: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings from Scimago Institutions. 2 universities from Winnipeg appear in this ranking.
  • 19 Dec, 2023: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. 2 universities in Winnipeg ranked.

Apart from the city’s excellent study options, Winnipeg is also known for its Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Philharmonic Choir and Folk Festival. There is also a thriving food market scene, which are indoor centres where people can hide from the city’s infamous cold winter sampling deli foods from Winnipeg’s vendors.

When it comes to the costs of living in Winnipeg, you can expect to pay roughly $500 if you share an apartment with one other roommate, but you might be able to save on rent if you decide to use on campus residences. The majority of students would benefit from the Post-Secondary Student peggo card, which is a discount bus pass and is available for purchase at participating colleges and universities.


Rankings of universities in Winnipeg, Canada 2024

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (based on 505 student ratings)
  • #15 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #23 
  • #671 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #12 
  • #386 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
Show 15 more rankings of University of Manitoba and subject specific rankings for 8 subjects

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (based on 218 student ratings)
  • #58 
  • #3229 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
  • #41 
  • #2014 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 19 December, 2023]
  • #41 
  • #41 
Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities
[Published 07 December, 2023]
Show 4 more rankings of University of Winnipeg

#3
Canada

Canadian Mennonite University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (based on 28 student ratings)
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  • #81 
  • #8775 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]


#4
Canada

University of Saint-Boniface

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (based on 30 student ratings)
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Highest subject rankings of universities in Winnipeg

Mathematics GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#201 
University of Manitoba
Geography GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#201 
University of Manitoba
Education GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#201 
University of Manitoba
Medicine QS World University Rankings By Subject
#251 
University of Manitoba
Civil Engineering NTU Rankings by Subject
#281 
University of Manitoba
Agriculture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#314 
University of Manitoba
Computer Science NTU Rankings by Subject
#351 
University of Manitoba
Geology URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#394 
University of Manitoba

Student Opinions About Studying in Winnipeg

“The kind people of Winnipeg are its best asset in my opinion, and there are some good opportunities for working part-time as a student. My main complaint about Winnipeg is that the bus service is very slow, and when you’re out there waiting in the middle of winter, it feels even slower. I would even say that you shouldn’t live in Winnipeg if you don’t have a car.”

“I ended up studying at the University of Winnipeg because they had the programs I was looking for, and the location was excellent since it’s right in the heart of the Downtown area. This was important for me because I wanted to live off campus, and the housing market has some good options for students in the area.”

“Winnipeg hosts festivals every year and I try to make it to as many as I can, as they’re a great way to meet new people while enjoying the city’s cultural heritage. For example, the Festival du Voyageur which celebrates the province’s French history, or the Winnipeg Folk Festival which gives local talent the chance to share their music and art.”

Winnipeg Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • Winnipeg’s citizens have a reputation for being friendly, and are known for their welcoming disposition towards international students.

  • The province of Manitoba has rental and housing costs that are more than 40% lower than the average in the rest of Canada, which opens up the option of living off-campus.

  • Many report having been able to find a part-time job to support themselves while they study. International students must make sure that they don’t start working before starting their studies, or they may have issues with the Manitoba authorities.

CONS

  • The province of Manitoba has a lower minimum wage compared to other Canadian provinces, at around $11,65 an hour. This is not so bad by itself, but it should be taken into consideration that the same tax rates are applied in Manitoba as other provinces where the minimum wage is higher.

  • Some of the city’s bus routes are very infrequent, and public transport users can expect to wait between 60 to 90 minutes in some cases. This can become a daily problem in the winter season where temperatures are low enough to induce frostbite.

  • Winnipeg’s crime rates are among the highest in Canada, especially drug related crime but also homicide. Given these last two points, for students living off campus it may be recommendable for them to find an apartment nearby within walking distance.


3 out of 4 Universities in Winnipeg Ranked in at least one ranking

20 Different Rankings list Universities in Winnipeg (15 institution and 5 subject rankings)

2 Global Rankings rank Universities in Winnipeg Among TOP 200

Population: 750000

Time: GMT -6

District/province: Manitoba,

Living costs for students in Winnipeg:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 80* (20% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 59* (41% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 72* (28% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 7.22 C$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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University of Manitoba ranks #1 in Winnipeg in our meta ranking composed of 112 university rankings.

Among all universities in Winnipeg University of Manitoba is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where University of Manitoba is listed.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Medicine & Health (Medicine). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba is ranked best in Winnipeg for Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the University of Manitoba.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20% Citation per papers 20% Papers per academic and research staff 20% International research reputation 20% Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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RUY

Criteria used in ranking -Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities:

Total Sponsored Research Income 20% Research Intensity per Faculty 20% Total Number of Publications 20% Publication Intensity 20% Publication Impact 10% Research Intensity per Graduate Student 10%

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Rogers Digital Media

Criteria used in ranking -MacLeans University Rankings - Primarily Undergraduate Universities:

Students 28% Faculty 24% Resources 20% Reputation 15% Student support 13%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Urap

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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