Or at least that’s what you might think if you read this Globe and Mail Canadian University Report. Not only is McMaster Canadian “Ivy League,” [which I suspect many in the social sciences would scoff at…. just go read PSJR sometime, or don’t…] but our undergrads give the University some of the highest ratings among the large universities. Who knew? I certainly didn’t. But, perhaps I should have, considering I was totally mobbed by high school students and parents for the 2+ hours I stood near the Social Sciences area of the Mac display at the Ontario University Fair a couple of weekends ago. I literally did not have more than 30 seconds without someone .right. .there. wanting information.
Updated to add: Interesting observation, “…if you just take Durkheimâ€™s work, cross out the words â€œcommit suicideâ€ and write in â€œdrop out of university,â€ youâ€™re about 80% of the way to summarizing modern student retention literature…” from the folks who crunched the numbers for the G&M.