Students Give Redeemer Top Grades in Globe and Mail Survey
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October 22, 2009

Redeemer University College has earned an “A+” in Overall Student Satisfaction in The Globe & Mail’s Canadian University Report, released on October 22. The newspaper’s annual survey of student satisfaction, produced in partnership with The Strategic Counsel and Higher Education Strategy Associates, graded 53 universities on a number of key criteria by surveying 38,000 Canadian university students about their experiences. In the survey, Redeemer scored high marks in a variety of core areas: Quality of education: A+; Building and facilities: A; Student-Faculty interaction: A+; Ease of course registration: A; Campus atmosphere: A+; Quality of teaching: A; Class sizes: A+; Student services: A-; Overall student satisfaction with university: A+; Libraries: A-; Student residences: A+; Personal Security: A+. In the report, student satisfaction was measured by a number of different criteria. Overall, Redeemer students ranked their university as above the average score in 40 of the 55 criteria. “We are very pleased students rank Redeemer so highly in so many important areas,” says Richard Wikkerink, Associate Vice President, Student Development and Registrar at Redeemer. “It is especially gratifying that students are so satisfied with the quality of education they receive and with our campus atmosphere. Those results are a testament to the work of our faculty and staff in creating a Christian academic community.” Dr. Justin Cooper, President of Redeemer University College, sees a larger trend in the survey. “These results speak well for Christian universities and for all small universities across Canada,” he notes. “The strong scores of those in the “Very Small” category are an affirmation of the role that these institutions have in our national system.” This was Redeemer’s fourth year participating in the survey; it is in the category of universities defined as having enrolments less than 4,000. The full report can be accessed on the Globe Campus website.

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