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Queen’s scores most top grades in Globe and Mail University Report Card


Queen’s scored more A pluses than any other university in this year’s Globe and Mail University Report Card published today in the country’s national newspaper.

Ranked in the category of a medium university (size 12,000 to 22,000), Queen’s achieved A pluses in the following areas: reputation for undergraduate studies; overall university atmosphere; attractiveness of campus; faculty members knowledge of subjects; sense of personal safety/security; reputation of university among employers; overall academic reputation of university; library hours of operation; and school spirit A+.

Queen’s scored an A in 17 other categories including online library resources; availability of faculty to students outside of classroom hours; overall quality of education received; reputation for graduate studies; reputation for high quality teaching; ability of university to attract top-notch faculty and guest lecturers; and service provided by library staff.

“These scores reflect the quality of our teaching environment at Queen’s and our track record in attracting some of Canada’s brightest and most motivated students,” says Queen’s Principal Karen Hitchcock. “We will continue to do all that we can to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students.”

Queen’s got some of its lowest scores in the categories of value of food available on campus; quality of the food available on campus; quality of off-campus housing; number of healthy meal options available on campus; and co-op/internship opportunities.

The University Report Card 2007, first introduced in 2002 and presented in partnership with The Strategic Counsel and Educational Policy Institute, grades 53 universities based on the survey opinions of more than 43,000 undergraduates. This is up from 32,700 students and 49 schools last year. Considered the only comprehensive survey of students, it grades everything from class size, curriculum facilities, career preparation and campus quality of life. The results are derived from answers to more than 100 questions.

About 350,000 copies of the Report Card will be distributed to regular Globe and Mail readers with additional copies being distributed through the Canadian Guidance Counsellor Association and the Canadian Career Development Association.


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