Recruitment and Communications Services
Telephone: 613-236-1393
1-800 637-6859
Ext. 2344
Quick Links

Saint Paul University: Student Satisfaction Level at 96%



Saint Paul University: Student Satisfaction Level at 96%



Ottawa, October 4, 2017 — According to the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 96% of senior-year students rate their overall experience at Saint Paul University as excellent or good, while the figure for first-year students is 94%. In comparison, the satisfaction levels reported by those two groups at the 26 Ontario universities surveyed were 78% and 79%, respectively.

“I would like to thank our dedicated faculty and staff, who do such outstanding work to help our students succeed in their academic endeavours,” said Chantal Beauvais, Rector of Saint Paul University. “SPU students probably reported the highest satisfaction levels of any university in Ontario, if not in Canada.”

NSSE results also highlight some of Saint Paul University’s greatest strengths, including diverse perspectives (political, religious, racial/ethnic, gender, etc.) in course discussions or assignments; connecting student learning to societal problems or issues; fostering quality interactions among and between students, faculty, and administrative staff and offices (registrar, financial aid, etc.); and providing support to help students succeed academically.

“Our university stands out for its human scale, personalized services, diverse student population, solid reputation, rich history and strong intellectual tradition,” noted Maria Dagba, President of the SPU Students’ Association. “The survey results clearly indicate that Saint Paul University students are getting the education they need to be the face of change.”

The NSSE is administered by the Indiana University Centre for Post-Secondary Research in Indiana, USA. The 2017 survey gathered data from 26 colleges and universities in Ontario, 79 in Canada, and 636 in the United States. The objective of the survey is to measure the extent to which students engage in effective educational activities that the institution provides for their learning and personal development, and to provide the institution with information about its standing in various comparison groups (in SPU’s case, universities of similar size, Ontario universities, and Canadian universities). Click here to view a summary of the survey results.

Saint Paul University is the founding college (1848) of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. Bilingual and on a human scale, it offers programs in social communication, counselling and psychotherapy, canon law, public ethics, conflict studies, social innovation, philosophy, human relations, and theology.

– 30 –


Rafaëlle Devine
Communications officer
Recruitment and Communications Services 

Bookmark and Share

Other Links