Brandon University

  • 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9view map
  • (204) 728-9520
  • (204) 726-4573
  • www.brandonu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1899
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English
  • Dr. Wilford Bigelow - Peacemaker inventor; Tommy Douglas - former Saskatchewan Premier and father of medicare

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Small-town student body
  2. Small class sizes
  3. Program in disaster and emergency studies
  4. Lack of diversity
  5. Bottom-of-rankings reputation

Courses With Kudos

Music, Nursing, Education, Disaster and Emergency Studies, Health Studies

Student Sound Offs

"There are only a handful of classes with over one hundred students, and those are generally first year courses. A lot of classes have between 10 and 20 people."

"It's a very small campus, so everyone seems to know everyone else. We're a tight-knit little community that's very friendly. Everyone holds the doors open for everyone else."

"Many new buildings are coming soon, and that's very exciting."

"Many of my professors are well-respected and published in their fields. Professors have first-hand knowledge of many topics, and have extensive contacts which improve access to new information."

"Our university has numerous clinics that help students learn about taking notes, writing exams and even papers. The student services are very well done."

"Though there have been upgrades to the security for student residences, it still feels unsafe especially late in the evenings and weekends."

"It is a mixed bag of apathy and right-wing conservative beliefs. It can be an uncomfortable environment for minority groups, students of different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation."

"As for medical services, we only have a public health nurse who visits once a month, and we don't have insurance or other programs."

"Many students come from small Manitoba communities, and these students then form cliques based on the towns that they come from."

"Brandon is great for aboriginal students and has many clubs and programs that they can be a part of."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Brandon 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 C+ A-

Quality of Teaching

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

Academic Resources

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

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus B- A-
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty B+ 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 52 55
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 34% 29%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 57% 63%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 9% 8%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students N/A 56%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students N/A 41%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 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 B+ A-
Labs and Research Equipment B- B+

Physical Infrastructure

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

Libraries

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

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers B- B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities C+ 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 B 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 C 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 49% 70%

Student Services

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