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This year's Canadian University Report survey added some new questions designed to discover what undergrads thought about various aspects of their institution's 'personality.'

Here are the Top 10 campuses for each of the questions we asked.

Undergraduate or graduate-oriented?

Puts more emphasis on undergraduate programs

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Puts more emphasis on graduate programs

 

 

1. Mount Allison

1. Toronto - St. George

2. Bishop's

2. McGill

3. St. Francis Xavier

3. Dalhousie

4. Acadia University

4. Alberta

5. Redeemer U. College

5. Calgary

6. King's U. College of Alberta (Edmonton)

6. British Columbia

7. Grant MacEwan

7. Sherbrooke

8. St. Thomas

8. Ottawa

9. Mount Royal

9. McMaster

10. Wilfrid Laurier

10. Saskatchewan

 

Locally or globally focused?

Is more engaged with local issues

Is more engaged with global issues

 

 

1. Acadia

1. McGill

2. Laurentian

2. Toronto — St. George

3. Lakehead

3. Trinity Western

4. Northern British Columbia

4. King's U. College of Alberta (Edmonton)

5. Winnipeg

5. Western Ontario

6. Fraser Valley

6. Waterloo

7. Prince Edward Island

7. Western Ontario — Huron

8. Mount St. Vincent

8. British Columbia

9. Regina

9. Carleton

10. Windsor

10. Queen's

 

 

Innovative or conservative?

Is open to trying new approaches and programs

Is cautious about trying new approaches and programs

 

 

1. Mount Royal

1. McGill

2. UOIT

2. Ottawa

3. Grant MacEwan

3. Laurentian

4. Waterloo

4. Alberta

5. Sherbrooke

5. Toronto — St. George

6. Acadia

6. New Brunswick (Fredericton)

7. Bishop's

7. Windsor

8. Winnipeg

8. Queen's

9. Ryerson

9. Concordia U. College of Alberta

10. Western Ontario - Brescia

10. Manitoba

 

Nurtures students, or demands independence?

Has an academic environment that tries to be nurturing and supportive of its students

Has an academic environment that demands a high degree of personal responsibility and independence from its students

 

 

1. Bishop's

1. Toronto — St. George

2. Redeemer U. College

2. McGill

3. Trinity Western

3. Toronto — Mississauga

4. Mount Royal

4. Alberta

5. King's U. College of Alberta (Edmonton)

5. Calgary

6. Acadia

6. British Columbia

7. Concordia University College of Alberta

7. Toronto — Scarborough

8. Grant MacEwan

8. Ottawa

9. Western Ontario — Brescia

9. Waterloo

10. Western Ontario — Huron

10. York

 

Theoretical or practical teaching?

Has a curriculum which is more theoretical than applied or practical

Has a curriculum which is more applied than theoretical or practical

 

 

1. Toronto — Scarborough

1. Mount Royal

2. Toronto — St. George

2. Sherbrooke

3. Toronto — Mississauga

3. Ryerson

4. Western Ontario — King's

4. Kwantlen Polytechnic U.

5. Ottawa

5. Grant MacEwan

6. York

6. Fraser Valley

7. St. Thomas

7. Concordia U. College of Alberta

8. McGill

8. Trinity Western

9. Western Ontario — Huron

9. Acadia

10. Carleton

10. Memorial

 

Diverse or homogeneous campus?

Has a diverse student body

Has a homogeneous student body

 

 

1. York

1. Redeemer U. College

2. Concordia

2. Queen's

3. Ryerson

3. Nipissing

4. Saint Mary's

4. Wilfrid Laurier

5. Windsor

5. Guelph

6. Carleton

6. King's U. College of Alta. (Edmonton)

7. McMaster

7. St. Francis Xavier

8. Winnipeg

8. Lakehead

9. Toronto — St. George

9. Trinity Western

10. Thompson Rivers

10. Laurentian

 

Formal or casual professors?

Has instructors that tend to be formal with students

Has instructors that tend to be casual with students

 

 

1. Toronto — St. George

1. Bishop's

2. Ottawa

2. King's U. College of Alberta (Edmonton)

3. McGill

3. Acadia

4. Toronto — Mississauga

4. Trinity Western

5. Toronto — Scarborough

5. Mount Royal

6. Windsor

6. Grant MacEwan

7. Alberta

7. Fraser Valley

8. Calgary

8. St. Thomas

9. British Columbia

9. Trent

10. York

10. Nipissing

 

Specialist or all-rounder?

Prioritizes some programs over others, focuses its energy and resources on a few areas of excellence

Doesn't prioritize particular programs, tries to spread resources evenly across all areas

 

 

1. Wilfrid Laurier

1. Grant MacEwan

2. Waterloo

2. Acadia

3. McMaster

3. Fraser Valley

4. Calgary

4. Trinity Western

5. Alberta

5. King's U. College of Alberta (Edmonton)

6. Mount St. Vincent

6. Mount Royal

7. Windsor

7. Western Ontario — Huron

8. Saint Mary's

8. St. Thomas

9. Laurentian

9. St. Francis Xavier

10. Lethbridge

10. Redeemer U. College

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