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Perth Catholic university scores five stars

The University of Notre Dame in Western Australia has performed strongly in a national university guide, outrating three of the state's public tertiary institutions.

The Good University Guide released on Tuesday, gave the University of Notre Dame five five-star ratings, the most it has ever received.

Notre Dame vice-chancellor Peter Tannock said he was pleased with the university's ranking in the guide.

"We are doing well, but we have a long way to go," Dr Tannock said.

He said the categories the university had scored highly in were particular focus areas.

Notre Dame aims to have flexible entry options and had been one of the first in Australia to move away from complete reliance on final high school scores.

The university interviews every applicant and takes into account references and an essay written by the applicant as well as high school scores.

"It is working superbly and we would not want to move away from it," Dr Tannock said.

"We get a very good fit between the sort of things we offer and the people who come here.

"For universities to continue in the future you have to treat students like human beings, not numbers. In a competitive market people want personal services and treatment."

Notre Dame University
Good University Guide
Good University Guide (Notre Dame University)

The West Australian (print edition)

20 Jun 2002