Which universities get top marks for going the distance with their students? In this output measure, consulting statisticians from McDougall Scientific Ltd. juxtaposed two sets of figures and identified those universities with the greatest difference between the two. The first set includes measures related to the incoming student: average entering grade and the proportion of students entering with averages of 75 per cent or higher. The second examines one measure of student satisfaction-the percentage of first-year students who return in second year-and two measures of student achievement: the
proportion of students who graduate within a reasonable time frame and who win student awards.
4 Saint Mary’s
8 Wilfrid Laurier
10 New Brunswick
*23 Lethbridge 25 McGill
‘Indicates a tie.
THE MACLEAN S DIRECTORY | Every university in the Maclean’s survey has a unique history, a distinct mission—and its own particular strengths. The student numbers below refer to the 2004-2005 academic year.
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