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Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

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Students rank U of G at the top!

Our students know it, and now you do too! That’s right, U of G has just been ranked the top comprehensive university* in Canada for overall student satisfaction, according to the 2020 Maclean’s rankings!

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With 10 student satisfaction categories, U of G was tops in the following six:

  • Course instructors
  • Student life staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Academic advising staff
  • Extracurricular activities, and
  • Residence living.

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We also placed first among comprehensive universities for total research dollars and were ranked third in both reputation and library acquisitions.

In addition to all of this amazingness, U of G was ranked in the top 20 among all Canadian universities in six subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Environmental science
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Engineering, and
  • Mathematics.

“Our goal is to provide students with a supportive and engaging learning and living environment, and this commitment continues to distinguish U of G,” said Carrie Chassels, vice-provost (student affairs). “The Maclean’s ranking reflects the dedication of our staff and our instructors to put the students first, and it is very satisfying to have them recognized for their efforts.”

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*Maclean’s defines comprehensive universities as those with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its other two categories are medical/doctoral and primarily undergraduate.

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