Uni. of Waterloo Most Reputed in 2015 Maclean’s Magazine Rankings

The Maclean’s annual rankings of Canadian universities for 2015 has listed Waterloo as the most well repudiated of all 49 schools in the nation for the 19th time in 24 years. It was previously placed in third and second position for reputation in the past two years.

According to a statement issued by Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur, it was stressed that “we continue to build on our reputation as the driving force of a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, a world leader in co-op education and in transformational research as we work towards our goal of becoming one of the world’s great innovation universities.” Moreover, Waterloo is also ranked as top university for innovation for the 23rd straight year. Hamdullahpur highlighted that “innovation is at the heart of all we do at the University of Waterloo.” However, Waterloo ranked third behind Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria when it came to the overall rankings of comprehensive schools.

Whereas on the other hand, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo ranked 13th in the comprehensive category. Laurier scored seventh within the comprehensive category in each of the best overall, highest quality, most innovative and reputational rankings. Laurier spokesperson, Kevin Crowley, confessed that “we’re pretty much at where we were last year,” adding that “overall, we’re happy.” Crowley highlighted that 95 per cent of Laurier students claim to be satisfied with their decision to come to Laurier. Crowly alleged that “the ones you always want to do best in is student satisfaction,” adding that “we’ve been consistent with that, year over year.”

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