Saint Mary's University
- Enrolments are “Full-time Equivalent” (FTE) figures (Statistics Canada, 2005-06)
- Operating Expenditures (CAUBO, 2005-06)
- Research Grants (Tri-Council, 2006-07)
- Library Holdings (CARL, 2006-07)
What the Students Say
- Tight-knit community; easy to get to know people
- Compact one-block campus with quick access to everything
- Diverse international student population
- Few classes on Fridays
- Strong emphasis on athletics
Courses With Kudos
Business/Commerce, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Arts, Forensic Science, Astrophysics
Student Sound Offs
"Most of the professors ensure that they know you by name, remain committed to meeting your needs to the best of their ability, offer flexibility outside of their arranged office hours, and, most importantly, they are approachable and welcoming."
"The thing that I have liked best about my education from Saint Mary's is the generally small class sizes, as it allows for a more personal relationship with your professor."
"As an international student, even though I am far away from home the atmosphere on campus feels very relaxing and comforting. You feel as though you don't have much to worry about. You feel very secure."
"Saint Mary's has a friendly, inviting atmosphere, thanks in part to its relatively small size. No one is really a stranger."
"Some areas' old architecture dampens the good atmosphere, making the area appear sombre."
"The biggest myth is that SMU is like a high school, hence its nickname 'Robie Street High.' Although this is the reputation, our classes are just as challenging as comparable programs in other universities, and our education is just as valuable."
"I am a major sports fan and I have attended dozens of home games for different sports and went on a couple of road trips through student services to football games. The university has done a good job promoting their teams."
"We may be overshadowed by Dalhousie but the quality of education received at Saint Mary's is as good if not better."
"We have an active arts community on campus. Creative writers, musicians ....a Film Society that hosts the student film festival every year, a Drama Society, a good student newspaper, and a great art gallery."
"As a commerce student, I was very pleased with the calibre of the program. The structure of required and elective courses was excellent. The majority of the professors were great."
Student survey results and additional indicators
For: Saint Mary's University
Institution size classification: Small (see the methodology)
- Latest survey update: September 2012
- Other data sources: latest available data shown
- All letter grade results are student satisfaction data
Canadian University Report - Student Survey
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