Maclean's annual university student survey - do smaller schools make happier students?



    More than 70,000 Canadian students participated in three national
    surveys, across nearly every university campus. Their results,
    exclusively in this week's Maclean's. Also, be sure to visit the new
    macleans.ca/university.

    TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - Students. Are they satisfied with their
education? Their professors? Their choice of university? To try to answer
those questions, Maclean's presents the results of three national student
surveys: the National Survey of Student Engagement, a Canadian survey known as
the Canadian Undergraduate Survey Consortium (CUSC), and a survey conducted by
Maclean's to cover off the small number of universities that took part in
neither NSSE nor CUSC. Most of these results have never before been made
public.
    What do the surveys say? Overall, students at smaller,
undergraduate-focused universities say that they are generally more satisfied
than students at larger, research-oriented universities. There are exceptions
to this trend, with larger research powerhouses such as Queen's, Guelph,
Western and Waterloo getting high marks from their students. But on the whole,
small schools tend to do much better than larger institutions.
    Is a university with higher student satisfaction a better university?
What factors are most important to university students across the country?
Read more in the issue of Maclean's hitting newsstands today.
    For information regarding methodology, please refer to
www.macleans.ca/university

    Introducing macleans.ca/university: Canada's newest portal for complete
    coverage of universities and colleges.

    Never before have Canadian students had a site like this. For the first
time in Canada, the new macleans.ca/university will bring all the latest news
about higher education to viewers daily, from campuses across the country.
Watch for more details Friday, March 23rd.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.9 million readers with strong
investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the
fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business
and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca.





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