November 17, 2011
Queen’s is up one to fourth place overall for medical doctoral universities, and holding steady on most indicators of performance this year, according to the 2011 Maclean’s University Rankings.
“The rankings continue to reflect the distinctiveness of what we offer in Canadian higher education – the benefits of a small university and the opportunities of a large university, all within a small city – and we recognize the international profile and recruitment benefits they provide,” says Principal Daniel Woolf.
Queen’s is top in the country for student retention, the proportion of students who graduate with a Queen’s degree, and the number of full-time professors winning national awards.
We remain number two for financially supporting our students through scholarships and bursaries.
Queen’s has maintained its seventh place position in the national reputational ranking since 2005.
In addition to the Maclean’s rankings, Queen’s is top in class among medium sized universities in the Globe and Mail University Report also released this week. InfoSource Research rankings are expected next month.
These surveys, when considered together, reflect the fact that Queen’s is not only research-intensive, but also excels in providing a first-class student experience.
“University rankings are one piece of the decision-making process for determining where to study and work,” says Principal Woolf. “Talking to students, faculty, staff and alumni and visiting websites and campuses can provide a real sense of the place.”