University of Saskatchewan

  • 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A2view map
  • (306) 966-4343
  • www.usask.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1907
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English
  • John Dienfenbaker - former Prime Minister of Canada; Ramon Hnatyshyn - former Governor General; Roy Romanow - former Saskatchewan Premier

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Celebrates its 100th anniversary this year
  2. Historic greystone buildings
  3. Research-oriented
  4. Strong school spirit ("Huskie Pride")
  5. World-class research facilities, including the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) and Canada's only synchrotron

Courses With Kudos

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Medicine, Commerce, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Biochemistry/Biotechnology

Student Sound Offs

"Education at the UofS allows students ... to access those facilities that put us on the world map (e.g., the synchrotron). The UofS seems to focus on continually providing new buildings to house innovative research."

"With world-class research facilities like VIDO and our vet college, as well as our genetics department, virtual biotechnology college, and med school, U of S is the perfect choice for a path in the science field."

"They are currently in the process of scaling back arts and sciences, particularly humanities. ... Money that is brought in through A and S is diverted into other colleges, leaving departments in A and S starved for resources."

"The student unions and governments seem to be eating our money faster than tuition. Also, the lack of transparency at the administration level is abhorrent."

"There are far too many student government scandals that really make students feel they have no control over what goes on at their university."

"I have spoken to many people across a number of colleges that have complained about poor academic advising. The advisers are generally poor at explaining program details and often do not seem to know what they are talking about."

"The physical beauty of the campus is second to none! We have a park-like campus with beautiful gothic architecture."

"People rally around the Huskies. One only has to look at the amount of people who showed up at this year's Vanier Cup, when it was -20 outside, to see that."

"Saskatoon has perpetual winter during the majority of the school year, so students are unable to spend time outdoors."

"There are leaks all over the school and it gets really messy in the Arts building; it should be cleaned more often."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: University of Saskatchewan
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 154 218
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 8% 8%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 36% 36%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 56% 57%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 28% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 64% 58%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 8% 15%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection A- B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A- 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 A B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities A 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 A- 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 C- 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 73% 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 B+ B+