Queen's gets top marks in national student survey
Queen’s continues to receive more A+ marks than any other large, medium or small university in the Globe and Mail’s 2010 Canadian University Report.
The survey of over 38,000 current undergrads at 53 schools gives Queen’s the highest grades in 10 categories, including quality of education, academic reputation, libraries, university atmosphere and diversity of extra-curricular activities. Overall student satisfaction is an A.
“I’m delighted our students continue to rank Queen’s extraordinarily well in many key categories that cover both academic excellence and the student experience,” said Principal Daniel Woolf. “These results reflect the unique combination of teaching, research and student life offerings that continue to attract excellent students, faculty and staff to Queen’s.”
Queen’s lowest grade is a C- for physical fitness, sports and recreational facilities. This is likely to change next year after the December opening of the Queen’s Centre, the university’s new athletic, recreational and student life complex.
Queen’s students, staff and faculty are featured in both the print and on-line editions of the Report in stories about high-tech teaching, competition to get into courses, the use of iTunesU and environmental activism. There is also an article about the Alma Mater Society, Queen’s undergraduate student government, the oldest student association in Canada.
This is the survey’s seventh year.
The online edition of the report: www.globecampus.ca
Queen’s results: http://www.globecampus.ca/navigator/queens-university/