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Oct. 11, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – For the third year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University has been ranked No. 1 in the country in its category for student satisfaction in the annual Maclean’s Rankings of Canadian Universities.

Laurier is also ranked No. 1 in five out of 10 student-satisfaction categories, including No. 1 for Student Life Staff, Academic Advising Staff, Extracurricular Activities, Residence Living, and Administrative Staff. Laurier ranked No. 2 for Course Instructors.

In the overall rankings, Laurier held onto the No. 6 spot nationally among the 15 Canadian universities in the “comprehensive” university category. Laurier also ranked No. 3 in its category nationally for Student Services.

“Laurier continues to excel in key categories,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy. “The student satisfaction results are particularly gratifying since they reflect the strength of Laurier’s commitment to provide the academic excellence and experiential learning opportunities that help students succeed in their lives and careers.”

Maclean’s places 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 levels, including professional degrees.”

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university with a long-standing commitment to teaching, research and scholarship combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a unique sense of community. Laurier has combined undergraduate and graduate campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, and a new campus in Milton that will welcome its first class of students in September 2019. As well, Laurier has graduate social work programs in Kitchener, an office in Toronto, a part-time MBA program based in Toronto and a research office in Yellowknife.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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