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Several publications in Canada release annual rankings of Canadian Universities. Most notably, rankings of universities in Canada is published annually by news magazineMaclean’s under the name Maclean’s University Rankings which began in 1991. Other publications include online sources such as The World University Rankings and CollegeSage’s annual Canadian University Rankings. The primary aim of the rankings is to inform potential undergraduate applicants about Canadian universities based on a range of criteria, including student body characteristics, classes, faculty, finances, library, and reputation. The rankings are split into three categories: schools that focus on undergraduate studies with few to no graduate programs, schools that have both extensive undergraduate studies and an extensive selection of graduate programs and schools that have a professional medical program and a selection of graduate programs. A notable difference between rankings in the United States and Maclean’s rankings, however, is that Maclean’s excludes privately–funded universities.