2011 Student Surveys: web-exclusive charts

Students tell what they really think about their university, from the quality of their profs to whether they feel they get the runaround

Here you will find additional results from the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC).? The CUSC survey, which was commissioned by the universities, asks more than 100 questions about specific aspects of the undergraduate experience—inside the classroom and beyond—designed to provide universities with data to help them assess programs and services.

Each year, the survey targets one of three student populations: first-year students, graduating students and all undergrads. In 2010, 39 campuses took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each university. Institutions with fewer than 1,000 first-year students surveyed them all. In total, more than 12,500 students took part with an overall response rate of 39 per cent.

Each chart lists the universities in descending order of achievement. Responses are ordered according to the percentage of survey participants who chose the highest level of satisfaction (e.g., “very satisfied”).”

To view the web-exclusive charts, continue onto the next page.

2011 Student Surveys: Complete results, available here.

Previous years results available here.


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

OVERALL, HOW SATISFIED WERE YOU WITH THE HELP YOU
RECEIVED IN DECIDING ON YOUR PROGRAM AND COURSE SELECTION?


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

HOW MUCH SUCCESS HAVE YOU HAD IN BECOMING INVOLVED IN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES?


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH THE AVERAGE SIZE OF YOUR CLASSES?


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

MOST OF MY PROFESSORS ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS DISCUSSIONS.


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

AT THIS UNIVERSITY, PROFESSORS TREAT STUDENTS AS INDIVIDUALS, NOT JUST NUMBERS.


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

MOST OF MY PROFESSORS ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE OUTSIDE OF CLASS TO HELP STUDENTS.


The CUSC survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2010, 39 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of approximately 1,000 first-year students at each school. Nearly 12,500 students responded to questions about everything from academics to support services.

HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THIS UNIVERSITY MET, EXCEEDED, OR FALLEN SHORT OF YOUR EXPECTATION?




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2011 Student Surveys: web-exclusive charts

  1. Well I think this survey tells us mostly this: magazine’s survey results of schools is meaningless nonsense.

  2. I think it’s interesting to note that many of the of the top-rated schools are Christian institutions (Trinity Western, Redeemer, Tyndale, King’s – Edmonton, and Concordia – Edmonton). Normally, I would not take note of this, but because CAUT has recently been investigating Christian schools (Trinity and Redeemer in particular)and has determined that they stifle “academic freedom,” it is intriguing that the satisfaction rates are so high. Just something to think about.

  3. @katek, all those Christian schools are extremely small, the largest one I found had an undergraduate enrollment of 2700. I think it is obvious now that each student at these smaller school represent a higher percentage than a student at a larger university, like Carleton for example, who has 21 000 students.
    Now I understand that 1000 students from each school were emailed to take part in the survey [I was actually one of them, for my school], but it says that 39 institutions participated [does Calgary even count as participating?] but only 12 000 answered. That isn’t equal numbers for each school and its not even close to 1000 each. Some of the small Christian schools you mentioned didn’t even have 1000 UGs.
    So really, this survey isn’t too fantastic. Especially since they only show the positives and not the neutrals or negatives. Ah well.

  4. If the number of students who took the survey is not posted, then all of the results are not representative of the current situation. Here at the university of Ottawa, we had a turn-out of ~10% at our last student body election… I’d assume there would be a significant less amount of students who participated in this…

    I remember back when I was in first year I did one of these. I down rated every single category there was since I lost my major scholarship. There’s sometimes no value in what dumb 1st years have to say.

  5. Christian Universities may be smaller, but would it not be better if we had many smaller universities, for those who do stuggle a little bit? Makes sense to me…

  6. This is biased in my opinion.

  7. Yeah . . . go Tyndale! The people there really do care for their students. Their Christian faith makes them love what they do. And trust me, when teachers are entusiastic about what they do, it is much more enjoyable for the students.

  8. Does anyone know what the job prospects are like at 1) Antigonish,NS? 2)around Mount 3) around Langley for Trinity Western. Is Trinity Western really expensive?

    What are the best undergrad schools in Ontario?

  9. I am a student at Trinity Western University and was not able to participate in the survey. However, I was concerned regarding the CAUT report on academic freedom.
    I transferred to TWU from another university and have found, from a student perspective, that TWU allows me the opportunity to freely share my worldly views in class, with my peers and in my assignments. I came to TWU because I agree with their statement of faith and expect that my professors be able to answer questions regarding Scripture and thus expect them to have a working knowledge of the Bible and themes within it. Our professors genuinely care about their students!

    I love my school and wish that everyone in Canada was fortunate enough to be able to get this quality of education.

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