A reputation for excellence
At Laurier, we strive to provide students with an exceptional university experience by combining academic excellence with a wide range of outstanding extra-curricular opportunities. The result? Laurier students consistently rank their experience ahead of Ontario, Canada and U.S. averages in independent surveys.
Laurier ranks above the Ontario and overall averages in many categories of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), an American-based study that asks first-year and senior students at more than 700 institutions in Canada and the U.S. about their undergraduate experience.
Highlights from the latest NSSE:
Once again Laurier was the leader in its category in the Macleanís 2009 reputational survey of Canadian high-school principals and guidance counselors, heads of national and regional organizations, university officials, CEOs and corporate recruiters:
- Among Top 3 in Canada for overall reputation in the Primarily Undergraduate category.
- No. 1 in Ontario in the Primarily Undergraduate category for:
| Highest quality
| Average entering grade
| Proportion of students who graduate
| Student retention
The Globe and Mail
Laurier received high marks in The Globe and Mailís 2010 Canadian University Report, which is based on a survey of undergraduate students at 53 universities across Canada.
| Faculty member's subject knowledge
| Overall university atmosphere
| Overall quality of education
| Satisfaction with university experience