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Queen’s leads in student satisfaction

The 2016 Maclean’s rankings place Queen’s first for student satisfaction, fourth overall among Canada’s medical-doctoral universities.

Queen’s leads in student satisfaction among Canada’s medical-doctoral universities according to Maclean’s 2016 university rankings, while holding its fourth-place overall position within the category.

Results from a student satisfaction survey are a new part of the Maclean’s rankings this year. Queen’s ranked among the top three in all of the survey’s categories, including satisfaction with course instructors, extracurricular activities, mental health services, and residence living, as well as administrative and student life staff. 

“The results in Maclean’s speak to the high quality of a Queen’s education and the excellence of our students, faculty and staff,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Queen’s is very pleased to receive top marks for student satisfaction, which reflects the high priority the university places on providing a transformative student learning experience within a supportive and inclusive campus environment.”
 
The Maclean’s rankings highlighted the accomplishments of Queen’s faculty, as the university placed second in the country for the number of faculty members receiving national awards.

“Queen’s is very pleased to receive top marks for student satisfaction, which reflects the high priority the university places on providing a transformative student learning experience within a supportive and inclusive campus environment.”

- Principal Daniel Woolf

The results also reflect the high quality of Queen’s students, as the university continues to have one of the highest entering averages in Canada, while leading all universities in the country in undergraduate student retention from first to second year, as well as for the proportion of undergraduate students who graduate. In addition, Queen’s placed second out of all Canadian universities for the proportion of its operating budget dedicated to providing financial support for students.

“Queen’s is incredibly proud of the accomplishments of its students, both before and after graduation, and we are pleased to offer a wide range of support services to help ensure their success,” says Principal Woolf. “The university is also proud to be able to offer a significant amount of financial assistance, thanks in large measure to the generosity of our alumni and benefactors.”

A Queen’s education continues to be well respected, with the university placing in the top 10 in Canada in all categories of the reputational ranking. The university maintains its appeal to students across the country, with Maclean’s reporting that Queen’s attracts more students from out of province than any other university in Ontario.

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