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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

How to use the Web site

The on-line, interactive version of the University Report Card is a comprehensive source of information on the Canadian university undergraduate scene.

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The on-line, interactive version of the University Report Card is a comprehensive source of information on the Canadian university undergraduate scene. The Web site provides full, free access to 58 university reports, rankings in 67 categories and subcategories and full profiles of all the universities, including statements from the students themselves in their own words. You get real insight from the inside - students giving the lowdown on everything from quality of teaching, class sizes and school reputation, to housing, social life and career opportunities.

Using the www.universityreportcard.com Web site is easy. Here are a few helpful tips:


  •  The site offers fully interactive sorting capabilities. Based on the criteria you select, you have the opportunity to produce your own personalized rankings - by school, by category, by specific subject matter. It allows you to consider undergraduate schools based on a host of topics you consider to be critical - academic and professional goals, financial resources, the social scene and more.

  •  Make sure to read the rich summaries available on each of the schools that interest you. This is where youíll get a real flavour for what life is like on each campus. Summaries include student comments on every category and give you an insiderís perspective on what students like and dislike about their schools.

  •  You can easily access Top 10 lists for each category and subcategory as well as the bottom five. You also have the opportunity to add more schools to these lists.

  •  For schools not included in the main rankings, in-depth descriptions of each school are available as well as a comparison of the schoolsí performance relative to the Canadian norm.

  •  Discussion boards offer a place to share your thoughts and talk to like-minded students, parents and educators about the University Report Card results and other important issues.

  • No two universities are the same and there's no such thing as the best school - only the one that's right for you. One thingís for sure, the smallest details affect life as a student; so itís important to decide what really matters to you. Using the on-line University Report Card to explore what each of the 58 universities has to offer - good, bad and ugly - is a great place to start your search for the right school.



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