Lakehead U Rises in Maclean?s Rankings and Tops Ca

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Lakehead U Rises in Maclean?s Rankings and Tops Canadian Universities in ?Value Added?

Lakehead beats all Canadian universities in Value Added category for fourth time

(Thunder Bay ? November 07, 2005) Lakehead University has again bested all Canadian universities for Value Added and goes up one place in this year?s Maclean?s annual university ranking issue.

Last year, Lakehead ranked 17 out of 21 primarily undergraduate universities - universities which are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively few graduate programs. This year, Lakehead has placed 16th. In addition, this is the fourth time Lakehead has been number 1 in Value Added, and the eighth year it has been in the top three. Value Added measures the entering average of students in relation to the proportion of students who graduate, the number of students receiving national awards, and the University?s retention rate - the percentage of first-year students who return in second year.

?The overall value of the educational experience our students gain at Lakehead University is outstanding,? says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University. ?While we do not rank as high as I believe we should, the number one position in the Value Added analysis is a testament to the superior quality of instruction, research, and support for all aspects of student life that Lakehead consistently offers.?

Lakehead?s Value Added standing confirms what students already know about the University. Surveys of undergraduate students at Lakehead show that 9 out of 10 are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education, and they indicate a higher than average level of satisfaction with the smaller class sizes, library facilities, study space, access to high-technology products and services, and personal counselling services.

Lakehead measures its own performance by the quality of its graduates and the excellent education they receive while they are students here. Dr. Gilbert adds, ?The fact that Lakehead is above the Ontario university average with 97% of our graduates employed two years after leaving the University, is a strong indication that Lakehead attracts good students and positions them well in the competitive job market. Employers understand the quality of education we provide our students."

"It is absolutely amazing ? but not surprising ? that Lakehead continues to best all other universities in the Value Added category. This illustrates the quality of the educational experience at Lakehead," says Dr. Laurie Hayes, Lakehead University?s Vice-President (Academic) and Provost. "Students enjoy their time at Lakehead U, and they take a more active part in their education."

[12-04-2006,01:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Lakehead U Rises in Maclean?s Rankings and Tops Ca)
Yeah! I told u guyz. Even MaclEANS STARTED TO RECOGNIZE OUR SUCCESS.

Coz, it can´t continue ignoring the fact that we are a top school, as evidenced by Guardian´s ranking.

[12-04-2006,01:58]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Lakehead U Rises in Maclean?s Rankings and Tops Ca)
ranked 17th and this guy says he´s over the moon.

why wouldn´t the students be happy as they can get into this shiity u with such low grades.

student retention...where else can they go... who would accept them anyway

getting jobs with a degree....flipping burgers is also a job if you wolud take it

[12-04-2006,02:31]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Lakehead U Rises in Maclean?s Rankings and Tops Ca)
Yeah:

It is absolutely amazing ? but not surprising ? that Lakehead continues to best all other universities in the Value Added category. This illustrates the quality of the educational experience at Lakehead," says Dr. Laurie Hayes, Lakehead University?s Vice-President (Academic) and Provost. "Students enjoy their time at Lakehead U, and they take a more active part in their education."

[12-04-2006,02:58]
Anonymous



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