Bishop's University

  • 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1Z7view map
  • (819) 822-9600
  • (877) 822-8200
  • (819) 822-9661
  • www.ubishops.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1843
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English
  • Don Murray - CBC correspondent; Robert Ghiz - Prince Edward Island Premier; Maude Abbott — one of Canada's earliest female medical graduates, founder of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. An Anglophone island in Quebec
  2. Hands-on profs, few TAs
  3. Small-town "bubble" can be stifling
  4. Lack of diversity
  5. Party-school reputation

Courses With Kudos

Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Humanities

Student Sound Offs

"The quality of education is quite high; we might be able to drink you under the table, but we can write better essays than you while we do it."

"An English community in Quebec -- the best of both worlds."

"We don't have many TAs because we don't need them. Professors grade and aid students in almost every program."

"It is easy to know your professors, their expectations, and get their feedback."

"We aren't totally isolated from the world. Downtown Sherbrooke is really only a five minute drive down the road. It only feels like the country out here."

"The school spirit is fantastic. At a sports game you would never know that we're just a school of 2,000 students."

"Because the faculty is much smaller than at other universities, there is a limited number of courses to choose from. Sometimes courses are not offered during certain semesters."

"There are few teachers in each department, therefore if there is a teacher with whom you do not get along or have trouble learning from, you will most likely spend several classes with this teacher."

"Not a lot of opportunity to interface with the real world. We don't take classroom theory and apply it to the real world."

"Alumni stay involved many years after graduating."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Bishop's University
Institution size classification: Very Small   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction A A-

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning A A
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors A+ A
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members A- A-

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B B+
Number of Courses to Choose From B- B

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus A+ A-
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A A-
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A+ A+

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A+ A+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 47 55
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 30% 29%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 65% 63%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 5% 8%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 57% 56%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 40% 41%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 3% 2%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection B+ B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A A-
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line A- A-
Labs and Research Equipment A B+

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls A- B+
Student Residences B+ B
General Attractiveness of Buildings A+ A-
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals A- A-
Study Spaces in the Library B+ A-
Library Hours of Operation A- A-

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career A- B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers B B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities B B
Career and Employment Services B B+

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located B B+
Quality of Public Transportation C- C
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B+ B+
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing A- B-

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B+ B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 89% 70%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) A- A-
Academic Counselling and Advising Services A- B+
Campus Bookstore B B
Services for International Students B+ B+