University of Guelph

Fact Sheet

  • 1964
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English
  • Roberta Bondar - astronaut; Jane Urquhart - author

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Enthusiastic, approachable professors
  2. Friendly, close-knit community feel
  3. Hands-on, independent learning
  4. Variety of co-op job programs
  5. Research oriented

Courses With Kudos

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences, Hotel/Food Administration, Engineering

Student Sound Offs

"The Aggies [agriculture students] are only one part of our vast population. We've got great studio art, psychology, biology as well."

"In first year sciences, students have to take general biology, chemistry, physics etc. It lets them experience a bit of everything in each field, letting them better choose what they would like to continue with."

"Even though I had huge lectures with over 400 students, I really felt that most of my professors still cared about teaching and took the time to get involved with the class."

"We have so much open and green space. The buildings are older but they have been well kept up and it looks pretty on campus. There's lots of room to hang out and have fun outside."

"The food service is awesome. Instead of burgers and fries, I can have everything from freshly made pasta to a salad bar and quesadillas."

"There are so many ways to get involved on and off campus. I have been a very active member of the Peer Helper Program here at Guelph, have participated in a program that allowed us to volunteer helping Hurricane Katrina victims, and will be volunteering in India this summer (through a student life-run program)."

"Our Athletics Centre offers a weight room, gyms, and fitness classes. Our change rooms offer clean showers, bathrooms, and a sauna. They also offer recipes and eating tips to staying healthy, as well as personal trainers."

"The university is big enough to attract sufficient funding (at least in the sciences) and small enough that many students will have the opportunity, even at the undergraduate level, to participate in research projects."

"Over the past three years I have yet to have a TA who can speak English. I feel that the university is ripping us off when it comes to this area and should require TAs to be able to speak English."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: University of Guelph
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 A B+

Quality of Teaching

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

Campus Atmosphere

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

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A- B+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 371 218
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 5% 8%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 10% 36%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 85% 57%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 15% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 49% 58%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 35% 15%

Technology

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

Libraries

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

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 A- A-
Co-op / Internship Opportunities A- B
Career and Employment Services A- 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 B+ B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops A- 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 B+ B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 81% 73%

Student Services

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