Carleton University

  • 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6view map
  • (613) 520-7400
  • (888) 354-4414
  • (613) 520-7858
  • www.carleton.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1942
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English
  • Dan Aykroyd - Actor and Comedian; Conrad Black, former businessman; Edward Greenspon, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail; Angus Reid - pollster

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Broad green spaces yet adjacent to Ottawa
  2. Underdog reputation
  3. Between-building tunnels for long winters
  4. Academic advisers go the extra mile
  5. Seemingly non-stop construction projects

Courses With Kudos

Journalism, Engineering, Architecture, Political Science, Criminology, Humanities

Student Sound Offs

"Surrounded by the river and the canal, the campus is beautiful and full of little nooks and crannies where it is possible to study. It's a very friendly place."

"There are underground tunnels linking all the buildings so that you never need to walk outside, if you so choose."

"Maclean's dubbed it 'Last Chance U.' I came here by choice. The school and the city have given me good opportunity to reach my career goal."

"I like the way the school gets behind the Ravens basketball team and supports them."

"The Student Academic Success Centre is the best, as they review your essays and help in improving your paper. They tell you your mistakes, and the people who edit your essays are specific to your course."

"Carleton is a bit of a self-sustaining environment and somewhat removed from the rest of the city. It allows for a more quiet campus, and most people who don't have a vested interest in being on campus aren't."

"Academic support and counselling -- each major has its own department that can be contacted at any time in order to discuss your degree."

"There aren't enough chances for instructors, TAs, and students to interact in an informal setting."

"We are fairly high on technological advances in terms of offering lectures on podcasts, over the Internet, on television, etc."

"There is a large international student population, which I think it great, but everyone sticks to their own groups and there is very little intermingling."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Carleton University
Institution size classification: Large   (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+ B+

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 B+ B+

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B+ B
Average # of Students in First Year Class 230 247
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 6% 9%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 27% 25%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 68% 66%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students N/A 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students N/A 52%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 21%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection C 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 A 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 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 A- B+
Quality of Public Transportation C+ B
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events A- 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+ C

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B+ A-
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 77% 67%

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 C+ B
Services for International Students B- B+