Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall'

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UW upholds reputation as the ´best overall´ in annual Maclean´s ranking

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006) -- The University of Waterloo has maintained its reputation as the ´best overall´ university in the comprehensive category of the annual Maclean´s ranking.

UW again did well in the national reputation ranking that includes Canada´s premier institutions. It finished first in the ´most innovative´ category, second in ´best overall´ and ´leaders of tomorrow´, and finished third in ´highest quality.´

"We are extremely pleased that our reputation for excellence continues to be recognized by the business and education leaders who provide input to Maclean´s," said UW president David Johnston. "Our faculty, staff, students and alumni deserve the credit. They are our best ambassadors."

The reputation rankings are derived from a survey of thousands of people across Canada, including high school guidance counsellors and principals from every province and territory, chief executive officers and recruiters of companies, heads of organizations and university officials.

Johnston is also pleased to be among the most highly ranked universities in the comprehensive category. He congratulated the University of Guelph for its first-place finish, a position the two universities occasionally trade.

"The fact that two of the area´s universities consistently finish in first and second place attests to the tremendous quality of its post-secondary institutions," said Johnston.

Along with the reputation category, UW captured several other first places. They are ´student awards´, ´scholarship and bursaries´ and ´alumni support´.

The University of Waterloo values surveys of this kind, believing they provide important information to students and families as they make important decisions about post-secondary education. The university works with the creators of such surveys with the intent of improving the quality of the information offered.

http://newsrelease.uwaterloo.ca/news.php?id=4800

[07-11-2006,03:38]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
Okay. Waterloo is suppose to be best in maths, right? Maclean´s reputation survey 11% response rate makes it uncertain. Just ask any stat guy and they´ll tell you it´s bogus. Bragging about it does not add to Wateloo´s credibility.
[07-11-2006,15:12]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
Waterloo´s a good school. They don´t need to rely on Macleans´ say-so. People have been complaining about Macleans´ methodology for years - even UofT students.
[07-11-2006,15:24]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
I think Waterloo is good too, especially for maths. That´s why it moves down a few notches in my mind every time someone from there brags about being #1 in the Maclean´s reputation survey. Perhaps Waterloo´s PR guys should consult with their math department.
[07-11-2006,17:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
I have to say that Waterloo maths and comp sci is pretty damn strong.
[07-11-2006,21:27]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
"That?s why it moves down a few notches in my mind every time someone from there brags about being #1 in the Maclean?s reputation survey"

Based on your arguement, UofT must be the worst since people brag about UofT the most.


[08-11-2006,00:42]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Waterloo upholds reputation as the 'best overall')
UofT actually has many more things to brag about than Waterloo. The Reputation survey means much more to Waterloo than UofT.
[08-11-2006,01:05]
Anonymous



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