November 1, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report was released this week and King’s is definitely making the grade. King's placed well in matters pertaining to the student experience in the latest report.

King’s is listed in a number of categories within the Very Small grouping (enrolment under 4,000) and received top grades in many areas (marked with *):

  • A  - most satisfied students*
  • A+  - Class size*
  • A  - Quality of teaching and learning
  • A  - Reputation with employers*
  • A  - Libraries*
  • A  - Recreation and athletics*
  • A  - Buildings and facilities
  • B+  - Course registration
  • - Student/faculty interaction
  • A  - Campus atmosphere
  • B+ - Work-play balance
  • A-  - Instructors' teaching style

* top mark awarded in Very Small Institution category

The Globe and Mail conducted the nationwide, bilingual, online survey between January 23, 2012 and April 30, 2012 in order to examine student perceptions and satisfaction with his/her post-secondary education. The survey consisted of 43 questions; each was based on interpreting different aspects about the students and the school they are attending. The information collected was combined and used to further evaluate fourteen principle traits about post-secondary schools in Canada.

Overall, Western University appears eight times in the top ten ranks for themes such as newest approaches, global focus, emphasis on undergraduate programs, and independent student learning. For a small school of only 3,250 full-time students and 543 part-time students, King’s offers one the best post-secondary experiences in Canada.

For more information about the Globe and Mail Report, please visit