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Maclean’s ranks Laurier first in its category in Ontario
Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing
Nov 10/08| For Immediate Release
Kevin Crowley, Associate Director, News and Editorial Services
WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University has again earned top marks in the annual Maclean’s ranking of Canadian universities, rising to first in Ontario and fifth in the country among primarily undergraduate universities.
Laurier placed in the top three in its category nationally for highest quality and innovation, and remained in the top four for reputation.
“We are delighted with Laurier’s overall showing and its continued improvement,” said Dr. Max Blouw, president of Wilfrid Laurier University. “These results are a clear indication that Laurier provides students with an excellent university experience. Laurier will continue to be a university that strives for academic excellence, an exceptional student experience, and unrivalled community spirit.”
In other key rankings in the primarily undergraduate category, Laurier improved in Library Acquisitions and Spending, and it placed third for Medical/Science grants, third for Scholarship/Bursaries, and sixth for Social Sciences and Humanities grants.
In terms of student satisfaction measures reported in the rankings issue, the university was third overall in the 2007 Canadian Undergraduate Survey Consortium in satisfaction with quality of teaching and satisfaction with decision to attend Laurier. In the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), both first- and senior-year students ranked Laurier higher than the NSSE 2007 average on their entire educational experience.