Help me make a decision

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Subject: Help me make a decision
Hello I am an A-Levels student and I got my AS-Levels as ABB (overall 85%) and now i m considering to apply in Canada. Please help me decide the places where I should apply.

I am thinking of applying to the following universities:

1) Waterloo (Maths/Business Administration)
2) Toronto (Co-op Management & Information Technology)
3) WLU (Honours Business and Computer Sciences)

Please let me know the admission cut-off of the above universities. and let know which place is best for me and where my admission is sort of guaranteed?

[23-10-2005,06:29]
Anonymous
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i think WLU for the best campus life among all. Toronto for the great city and waterloo for the reputation. what do you want in a school?

[23-10-2005,23:24]
Anonymous
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Waterloo for sure.

For sure


[23-10-2005,23:42]
Anonymous
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Don´t forget UBC or McGill University.
[24-10-2005,02:05]
Anonymous
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I want to know what are the admission cut-offs for the above three... i mean what is the chance of me getting admission in the above three.

I want to know which Univ has international recognition because I am an international student and I need a degree which is internationally recognised so that I could easily move around in the world.

One thing more, I have heard about the Canada´s cold winters. What do you guys do to tolerate the cold winters??

[24-10-2005,08:10]
Anonymous
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Are you from Singapore?

why not apply for all 3, and see which one sends you an offer..as far as international reputation goes..U of T should be your first choice. it´s ranked 23rd globally (the other two cant even make into top 100). Even though management technology is not U of T´s strength, it still has the most solid reputation of the three. Waterloo seems to be a good choice (and great reputation too) for math, that is you stay in North America after graduation. It´s relatively unknown outside North America. WLU doesnt seem to be a wise choice, it hardly has any reputation to speak of.

[24-10-2005,16:22]
Anonymous
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woah.. The ranking to which you refer which places UOT 23rd is not what you should go by. These rankings are the most accurate:

http://www.thes.co.uk/worldrankings/

As far as the people I´ve spoken to in Academia, McGill is tops. Then University of Toronto, Waterloo to is heard of in most places. UBC has an excellent reputation as well. The spectrum in quality of Canadian Universities is pretty level, not like the American Ivy league compared to some of their other schools.

Hope this helps

[24-10-2005,17:34]
Anonymous
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Mcgill is not tops. Thats crazy. UofT kills Mcgill.


[24-10-2005,20:26]
Anonymous
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Americans see McGill as the top Canadian school by far. You just have to talk to some Americans to know this is a fact. McGill attracts over 2,000 American students and over 6,000 international students, so McGill is usually referred to as the "Harvard of the North." Although, as a Concordia (JMSB) student, we know McGill isn´t that good. :-)

No other Canadian school comes close to McGill in attracting American students.

[24-10-2005,22:48]
Anonymous
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Yeah, I guess Mcgill is a good place to go to if you want to go to an american graduate school or MBA at some Ivy league school. Still, I think Mcgill is overrated. Ive heard bad things from friends. I still think UofT kills Mcgill, maybe not at the undergraduate level, but definitely at the graduate level. The number of graduate programs at UofT is impressive.


[24-10-2005,23:42]
Anonymous
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McGill doesn´t even stand a chance against UofT when you look at grad schools. UofT beats McGill in every single program I can think of. McGill´s med school used to be able to stand up to UofT´s.. but not anymore, now UofT´s med school is far more competitive to get in to, has a much higher endowement, more famous affiliated hospitals, etc. All of UofT´s professional grad schools (Law, business, medicine) puts McGill to shame.
[24-10-2005,23:55]
Anonymous
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"Americans see McGill as the top Canadian school by far. You just have to talk to some Americans to know this is a fact. McGill attracts over 2,000 American students and over 6,000 international students, so McGill is usually referred to as the "Harvard of the North." Al"

I wouldn´t say accepting a huge amount of international students makes them anything like an ivy league. Look at the US ivys... every single one of them limits the percentage of international students to under 10%. Infact that´s the general policy for all top-20 US schools. At McGill the international population is around 40%... at UofT and UBC it´s where it should be... around 10%.

[24-10-2005,23:59]
Anonymous



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