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'Academic Excellence' synonimous phrase or short definition

What is the meaning of 'Academic Excellence'?

Can I refer to it as a 'high quality of education'? Or it has a wider definition in English?

Feb 16, 2018 4:44 PM
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Academic Excellence could have slightly different meanings to different people or institutions.

Where I am from however it means that a student, especially at school, has performed well above the average of their peers in most of if not all of their subjects. They will usually achieve an average grade of upwards of 90%.

So it has more to do with the students achievement than it has to do with the institution offering the education.

But having said that, students studying at quality learning institutions stand a better chance of achieving "academic excellence" than students who are not. 

February 16, 2018

Thanks Jerome. Your explanation is clear enough! However, I thought that it would be better to provide the context of the phrase. The sentence below is about US university.

Although the university started with a small number of students, the numbers quickly grew because of university’s academic excellence

What do you think about the meaning?

The number of students grew because the students performed well, teachers taught well or because of both factors?

February 16, 2018
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