University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo

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Subject: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo
I have been accepted to University of Toronto and University of Waterloo for Electrical Engineering. Can anyone give me any insight about these two schools (ex: reputation, toughness, student life, job prospect, etc...)

Thank You

Post from current and former student of these schools are greatly appreciated.

[28-05-2006,15:50]
Amit
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
go to waterloo, better co-op oppertunities
[28-05-2006,16:32]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
Waterloo is number 1 in the country for engineering, it is known as the M.I.T. of Canada.

This is a no-brainer: Waterloo

[28-05-2006,17:27]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
York and UofT are equal for engineering opportunities. Waterloo doesn´t have better co-op. Engineering science isn´t offered at Waterloo but thats the main difference. I say go to either one. Two disadvantages to Waterloo are the lack of girls (UofT is 60% female) and the egos of some Waterloo students ("MIT of Canada").
[28-05-2006,18:09]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
Looking at this board, the UofT students are the ones with an ego (UofT = World´s University). They also seem to think that they are on the same level as Waterloo, which is far from the truth. Waterloo is #1 in engineering in Canada, there´s a reason we are known as the M.I.T. of Canada. Bill Gates visited our campus, the only Canadian university that he stopped at. Waterloo also has the co-op program, which is part of your curriculum and is much better than that piece of crap internship that you could do at UofT, good luck finding your own summer jobs over there, if you could get it.
[28-05-2006,18:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
Waterloo is more known for computer science and in that field I would agree beats UofT hands down (hence Bill Gates´s visits, duh). I admit there are stupid posts by UofT kids flunking out and other trolls trying to start flame wars between schools. Unlike the poster above me, I won´t knock his school for no reason because I really do think Waterloo is as good as UofT.

To the original poster, you should take all these opinions with a grain of salt. Do some research on the branches of engineering you want to get into and look at the opportunities both schools provide. Also consider what type of students you want to attend class with, whether you´d prefer living in a large or small community, and the reputation of the school.

[28-05-2006,19:07]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
reputation - same in Canada, UofT better internationally except for compsci in the US

toughness - same if you don´t take engsci at UofT

student life - both schools have reps for poor student life but their engineering students know how to party. UofT is also in the big city and has more female students than Waterloo. Waterloo is close to two other universities.

job prospects - can´t answer this and I wouldn´t trust anyone who does without sources

go to forums.studentawards.com and the same questiosn there!

[28-05-2006,19:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
toronto is a big city, waterloo is smaller

but academic-wise, univ of waterloo is supposed to be the best for engineering

[28-05-2006,19:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
go to Waterloo for EE
[28-05-2006,20:04]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
both schools are teh same for ee

can´t go wrong w uoft

[28-05-2006,21:03]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
lol Look at those UT kids trying to convince ppl that they are on the same level as waterloo

Yes, UofT is a great option for eng.

but don´t deceive the internationals here, waterloo is #1

[28-05-2006,21:10]
Anonymous
(in reply to: University of Toronto vs University of Waterloo)
Who are you kidding? I´m not convinced either one is better than Lakehead.
[28-05-2006,21:26]
Anonymous



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