University of Manitoba

Fact Sheet

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What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Friendly, multicultural diverse student body
  2. Free shuttle bus between campuses
  3. Unique "University 1" program mandatory, front loads electives
  4. International exchange programs
  5. Research-oriented school; on-campus research and technology park, Smartpark, home to 20 high-tech companies

Courses With Kudos

Engineering, Business, Medicine, Health Sciences, Agriculture

Student Sound Offs

"When it's time to work, everyone is working hard but the rest of the time, there's a very cheerful, playful feeling -- concerts and BBQs, the beer tent at the beginning of the year ... lots of things to get students to just come and hang out together."

"It is a beautiful campus full of historic buildings and lush greenery."

"Underground tunnels connecting buildings are often dark with dim lighting. Many tunnels could also use a new coat of paint."

"Most student are usually gone by 6 p.m. The university is pretty much empty. It is very much a commuter school ... it takes away from the sense of community."

"There are lots of chances to get to know people in your class and not all classes are filled with over 200 students. There are plenty of classes with less than 30 students and some even have as low as four or five students."

"Because our campus is so large, there are many outdoor sitting areas, as well as fields to play or relax in. In the winter months, the university makes an outdoor hockey rink open to all students."

"Many professors have strong accents and some have trouble speaking English clearly."

"Most of the university looks like it got decorated in the 1960s and hasn't since any updating since."

"University 1 'help rooms' provide extra help from students hired by the university who know the course material. It is very helpful for a new student to better understand the material and do the assignments."

"It is the only university in Canada that has a degree program for American Sign Language-English Interpretation (a joint program with Red River College)."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: University of Manitoba
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 A B+

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B B
Average # of Students in First Year Class 149 247
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 11% 9%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 42% 25%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 47% 66%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 32% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 55% 52%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 14% 21%

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 C+ 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+ 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 B+ 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 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 53% 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 B+ B
Services for International Students B B+