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Canadian University Survey Consortium: What students really think

Students respond to questions about everything from opinions about their professors to campus activities and support services


 
Photograph by Simon Hayter

Photograph by Simon Hayter

The Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) survey is an annual survey with a focus on student satisfaction. In 2014, 28 institutions took part, administering an online questionnaire to a random sample of middle-years students at each school. More than 22,500 students responded for an overall response rate of 30 per cent.

Below are four questions that reflect how students feel about their professors and how comfortable they feel at their university. Responses are ordered according to the percentage who chose the highest level of satisfaction, “Strongly Agree.”

See also: National Survey of Student Engagement: A truer measure of quality

Generally, I am satisfied with the quality of teaching I have received.


Strongly Agree (%) Agree (%)
Canadian Mennonite University 58 36
Trinity Western 58 34
King's (Edmonton) 56 42
Redeemer 43 43
Concordia (Edmonton) 35 55
Mount Royal 30 61
Nipissing 28 64
MacEwan 27 65
Fraser Valley 24 66
Winnipeg 24 65
UNB (Saint John) 22 68
Victoria 21 66
Athabasca 20 66
McGill 20 61
Moncton 20 70
Lethbridge 19 71
UNBC 19 69
UBC (Vancouver) 18 67
Dalhousie 18 69
UNB (Fredericton) 18 66
Thompson Rivers 18 66
UBC (Okanagan) 17 67
Carleton 17 68
Wilfrid Laurier 17 74
McMaster 16 69
Saskatchewan 12 77
Regina 11 73
Simon Fraser 11 72

I feel as if I belong at this university.


Strongly Agree (%) Agree (%)
King's (Edmonton) 54 38
Redeemer 43 43
Trinity Western 43 42
Canadian Mennonite University 41 46
Nipissing 28 62
Mount Royal 26 61
Wilfrid Laurier 26 58
McMaster 23 59
Concordia (Edmonton) 21 60
MacEwan 21 62
Carleton 19 62
Dalhousie 19 60
UNBC 19 65
McGill 18 60
Victoria 18 66
Athabasca 17 66
UBC (Vancouver) 17 62
Fraser Valley 17 66
Lethbridge 17 65
UBC (Okanagan) 16 65
UNB (Fredericton) 16 65
UNB (Saint John) 16 65
Thompson Rivers 15 66
Regina 14 64
Winnipeg 14 68
Moncton 13 62
Saskatchewan 13 70
Simon Fraser 11 64

Most of my professors treat students as individuals, not just numbers.


Strongly Agree (%) Agree (%)
Canadian Mennonite University 81 19
Concordia (Edmonton) 71 26
King's (Edmonton) 71 29
Trinity Western 68 30
Redeemer 61 38
Nipissing 46 47
Mount Royal 43 52
Fraser Valley 38 57
MacEwan 38 55
Moncton 34 54
Winnipeg 29 59
UNB (Saint John) 28 58
UNB (Fredericton) 27 59
UNBC 27 60
Lethbridge 26 62
Thompson Rivers 26 62
Wilfrid Laurier 23 63
Dalhousie 22 59
UBC (Okanagan) 20 65
Carleton 17 61
Regina 17 66
UBC (Vancouver) 15 66
McMaster 15 64
Victoria 15 66
Saskatchewan 14 70
Simon Fraser 14 64
McGill 13 58
Athabasca 8 72

Most of my professors are intellectually stimulating in their teaching.


Strongly Agree (%) Agree (%)
Concordia (Edmonton) 57 31
Canadian Mennonite University 41 57
Trinity Western 39 55
King's (Edmonton) 35 63
Lethbridge 23 65
Redeemer 23 68
Mount Royal 22 65
UNB (Saint John) 22 61
Nipissing 22 65
Winnipeg 20 65
MacEwan 19 68
Moncton 19 61
Fraser Valley 18 67
Dalhousie 17 65
UNB (Fredericton) 16 63
Thompson Rivers 16 63
Victoria 16 65
UBC (Okanagan) 15 62
UBC (Vancouver) 15 65
McGill 15 61
UNBC 15 65
Carleton 14 62
McMaster 14 63
Wilfrid Laurier 14 65
Regina 13 64
Simon Fraser 13 64
Saskatchewan 10 71
Athabasca 9 64

 

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