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Globe and Mail's University Report Card Gives Trent University 'A' Grade for Overall Educational Experience



A University Report Card published in today's Globe and Mail gave Trent University an 'A' grade among small universities in Canada for its overall educational experience.

The report card listed Trent in the number three position among all small universities in Canada for its educational experience ranking and second among Ontario institutions behind Wilfrid Laurier University.

"The results of this report card reflect very positively on our dedicated faculty and the quality of teaching that takes place daily within our Humanities, Social Science and Science programs," said Susan Apostle-Clark, Vice-President (Academic). "Our faculty are to be commended for their dedication to their students, teaching and research."

In the report card, the University's faculty were rated high in a number of specific categories including:

Quality of teaching

Level of interaction between faculty and students A
Availability of faculty outside classroom hours A

In the report's special section on tuition costs and finances, Trent received top marks for providing student financial aid. The report noted that Trent "…provides some 3,000 bursaries ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 each year, distributing a total of $2.5 million a year in addition to nearly $2 million in scholarships. This year, for example, two freshmen students won Trent's Champlain Scholarships of $8,500 in 2005-06 and $3,000 for each of the next three years, provided they maintain averages of 80 per cent or more."

The University also scored impressive rankings in a number of categories including:

Overall university atmosphere A+
Overall education experience A
Overall quality of off-campus environment A
Overall on-campus buildings/facilities A-

Vice-President Apostle-Clark emphasized that the Globe and Mail University Report Card is one more source of additional information that can assist prospective students and their parents when considering their options for a university education.  Over 26,198 students participated in the Globe's survey.

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For more information contact:

Don Cumming, Senior Director, Public Affairs, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1224



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