Acadia’s Report Card Strong, Shows Most Satisfied Students

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Acadia University enjoyed a strong showing in this year's edition of the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report. It is a report based on opinion, and our students say they are the most satisfied.

This is the tenth report compiled by the Globe and it is intended to inform prospective students of the views that current students have about their institutions.

Acadia is compared with other institutions in the Globe's category of very small institutions – those with a population of fewer than 4,000 students. This year, Acadia received A level grades in 16 of the 19 categories. Most notably, Acadia earned A+ marks in student-faculty interaction and class size, and was number one in its class with an A grade in most satisfied students. The university also earned A marks in quality of teaching and learning, reputation with employers, and campus atmosphere.

The information is collected through an on-line survey of students, administered by Higher Education Strategy Associates, an education research, policy and strategy firm located in Toronto. 

The survey is the largest of its kind in Canada and reflects the opinion of more than 33,000 current undergraduate students. The results are derived from answers to approximately 100 questions, with controls in place to ensure that those included in the sample represent Canadian undergraduates. The universities are then assigned letter grades in various categories.

To read the Globe's 2012 Canadian University Report, visit


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