Queen’s excels in Globe student survey
Queen’s has received more “A”s than any other large, medium and small university in the Globe and Mail’s 2011 Canadian University Report, and is one of four universities with the most A+ marks.
The survey of over 40,000 current undergrads at more than 50 schools across Canada gives Queen’s A+s and As in 15 categories, including quality of education, academic reputation, libraries, and university atmosphere.
Overall student satisfaction remains at an A, and above average for medium-sized institutions.
Queen’s worst grade last year, a C- for physical fitness, sports and recreational facilities has catapulted to an A+ as a result of the Queen’s Centre, the university’s athletic and student life facility that opened almost a year ago.
“It’s gratifying to see that our students continue to rank Queen’s extraordinarily well in key categories that reflect the fact that we are an institution that excels in teaching, research and the student experience,” said Principal Daniel Woolf.
This year’s report focuses on fields of study and careers. Queen’s people and programs are featured in stories about working in government, and careers in engineering and technology, education and teaching, health and medicine, and the creative arts.
This is the survey’s eighth year.