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Laurier earns high marks in Maclean’s university rankings

Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University has again earned high marks in the annual Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities, placing in the Top 3 in its category nationally for student satisfaction and in the Top 10 in its category nationally for best overall, highest quality and reputation.

In the magazine’s survey of student satisfaction, Laurier ranked No. 1 in its category nationally for course instructors and No. 2 in its category nationally for student-life staff and for mental-health services. The university also made gains in a number of other areas, including faculty awards, student-faculty ratio, and social sciences and humanities grants.

Maclean’s lists Laurier in the comprehensive category, which includes 15 universities across the country with a “significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including professional programs.”

“Laurier continues to excel in the most relevant categories, including student satisfaction,” said Deborah MacLatchy, vice-president: academic and provost. “As one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada, we are committed to providing an excellent range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, as well as an extraordinary student experience.”

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university with a strong commitment to teaching, research and scholarship combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. It has campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as a Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener, an office in Toronto, a part-time MBA program based in Toronto, and an office in Chongqing, China.

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