Brock University

  • 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1view map
  • (905) 688-5550
  • (905) 688-2789
  • www.brocku.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1964
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English
  • Rick Campanelli - television personality, actor; Daniel Adair - Musician, Nickelback

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Small, easy-to-navigate campuses
  2. Main campus perched on the green Niagara Escarpment
  3. Seminar system of learning
  4. Good reputation for teacher education
  5. Resentment for: "If you can walk and talk you can go to Brock"

Courses With Kudos

Teacher Education, Kinesiology, Business, Accounting, Sports Management, Health Sciences

Student Sound Offs

"It feels like its very own little community, separate from St. Catharines. It's very homey."

"A lot of universities are surrounded by concrete. I like being able to walk outside and see green."

"The seminar system helps a lot. These smaller classroom environments help you communicate ideas, speak in front of strangers, interact with others in your program, and have more one on one time with faculty and TAs."

"Brock has a really good reputation for its teaching graduates. They are usually hired first before other schools."

"Its relatively small size has fostered a real sense of community. One tends to know the majority of students in one's program, and even strangers smile and hold the door for each other. It is a very positive place to learn."

"The smaller upper-year class sizes (15-50 students) allows you to perform at a higher standard than a class with over 1,000 people in it."

"The professors are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject that they are teaching. It is evident that they truly enjoy what they do."

"There is no school spirit. There is no history to Brock, no traditions. At McMaster or Queen's, people are involved with the school and extra-curricular activities and their sport teams. Here at Brock, it's not the same.'"

"Considering its size, Brock provides one of the most diverse and comprehensive recreational service programs. From intramural sports to rec services and programs, Brock stands in a league of its own."

"The new gym facilities and Olympic-sized pool are top of the line. Brock offers such a wide range of intramurals it's difficult not to participate."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Brock University
Institution size classification: Medium   (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 B+ B+

Quality of Teaching

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

Campus Atmosphere

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

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B+ B+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 349 218
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 4% 8%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 14% 36%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 82% 57%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 30% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 57% 58%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 13% 15%

Technology

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

Physical Infrastructure

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

Libraries

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

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 A-
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 B- B-
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 B+ B-

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services A- B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 70% 73%

Student Services

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