Maclean’s surveyed over 10,000 students across Canada to find out what’s really going on at university campuses. The results for eight questions from the survey were used to make our first-ever student satisfaction rankings and folded into our overall university rankings. The survey also included a number of questions that aren’t included in the rankings, but nonetheless provide interesting about what students say is really happening on campus. To read how the survey was conducted click here. Below you will find the top 10, and the bottom 10, universities for professors knowing students’ names, helping students gain skills for employment and encouraging them to think critically.
Where professors know your name
Students were asked: ‘How many of your professors know your name?’ The response choices were ‘none, some, most, and all.’ The top ten schools are ordered best to worst, while the bottom ten schools are ordered worst to best.
|Top Ten||Bottom Ten|
|1||St. Francis Xavier||Laval|
|8||Mount Saint Vincent||UQAM|
Schools that make you job-ready
Students were asked whether their university education is helping them gain skills and knowledge for employment. The top ten schools are ordered best to worst, while the bottom ten schools are ordered worst to best.
Strongly Agree (%)
Strongly Agree (%)
St. Francis Xavier
Mount Saint Vincent
Schools that teach you to think critically
Students were asked whether their university education is helping them think critically and solve problems. The top ten schools are ordered best to worst, while the bottom ten schools are ordered worst to best.
|Top Ten||Strongly Agree (%)||Bottom Ten||Strongly Agree (%)|
|1||St. Francis Xavier||76||York||43|
Schools that help you become a strong writer
Students were asked whether their university education is helping them to write clearly and concisely. Here are the top 20 schools.
|Rank||School||Strongly agree||Somewhat agree|
|2||St. Francis Xavier||63||30|
|10||Mount Saint Vincent||55||38|