LU falls in MacLeans university rankings
Sudbury university president Dominic Giroux says he doesn't think survey will influence students' decisions
Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:05 PM ET
Last Updated: Nov 2, 2012 11:49 AM ET
Laurentian University's president says he's not too concerned over the school's decline on the Maclean's University Rankings list.
The national news magazine released its 2013 rankings Thursday.
The university dropped from 11th place to 13th in the category that focuses on undergraduate programs.Laurentian University president Dominic Giroux said, despite a recent drop in the Maclean's university rankings report, LU remains determined to fullfill our aspiration to be in the top 10 of Canada's primarily undergraduate universities. (Laurentian.ca)
When it came to individual categories, Laurentian went down in those concerning library expenditures and student-faculty ratio.
"I would have liked to continue to increase our rankings by a rank or two this year, but I know we'll be back on track in future years as we fullfill our aspiration to be in the top 10 of Canada's primarily undergraduate universities," Dominic Giroux said.
Giroux said he doesn't think the magazine’s university rankings affect a student's decision to choose one school over the other.
"The research shows that the rankings have very little impact on the choice of universities by applicants,” he said.
“I think it's an indicator of trends. I don't suggest you make decisions around them, but you do need to pay attention to them."
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