Canada's Most Desirable University

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Subject: Canada's Most Desirable University
The best criteria of comparing which university is tops for potential and current students is to look at:

1. overall entering average
2. % out of province
3. % foreign students (ugrad & grad)
4. # student awards per 1000

* All of the above can be compared at the Maclean´s website.


Based on these factors, McGill is far superior to U of T in all 4 factors.

Conclusion: McGill is hardest to get in (based on all programs), but still attracts a lot higher percentage of out of province and international students than U of T.

U of T would be considered one of Ontario´s top choices, while McGill is Canada´s and the world´s first choice Canadian University.



[19-07-2006,06:24]
Anonymous
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I am going to go to bed UofT. I can?t believe from our debate that somebody that goes to university cannot understand the concept that being the best in some subjects does not mandate necessarily being the best overall. You reflect poorly on your university. Again, you?re an idiot. McGill > UofT. I win.
[19-07-2006,06:26]
Anonymous
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Amen. Thanks for supporting me, I thought you were UofT kid.
[19-07-2006,06:26]
Anonymous
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^^ Another weak argument. Better luck next time!
[19-07-2006,06:30]
Anonymous
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lol. now he´s talking to himself. uh oh.
[19-07-2006,06:31]
Anonymous
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This UofT guy is a real idiot! He will not consider any arguments in favor of a university other than UofT. You can´t argue with this guy, it like talking to a brick wall! He should be bashed repeatedly on the head. I think this person raises a very good point, you cannot say flatly that it is weak!
[19-07-2006,11:00]
Anonymous
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I totally agree with your 4 criteria. Those four are what makes Harvard Harvard. And again those four are what ranks Darthmouth higher than, let´s say, big big schools like Texas, Austin and UMass. UMass of course does more research than Darthmouth, but Darthmouth is much more prestigious and difficult to get into.
[19-07-2006,12:55]
Anonymous
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canada´s most desirable university foes to uoft or mcgill....
[19-07-2006,16:40]
Anonymous
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Unlike McGill, prestigous universities such as Harvard, MIT, Caltech, UofT, etc. limit the number of international students to 10%.

McGill on the other hand chooses to accept around 40% international students.

What a TTT.

[19-07-2006,23:43]
Anonymous
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Prestigous universities don´t accept many international students. Only poor universities do.
[20-07-2006,01:15]
Anonymous
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"The best criteria of comparing which university is tops for potential and current students is to look at:

1. overall entering average
2. % out of province
3. % foreign students (ugrad & grad)
4. # student awards per 1000

* All of the above can be compared at the Maclean?s website.


Based on these factors, McGill is far superior to U of T in all 4 factors.

Conclusion: McGill is hardest to get in (based on all programs), but still attracts a lot higher percentage of out of province and international students than U of T.

U of T would be considered one of Ontario?s top choices, while McGill is Canada?s and the world?s first choice Canadian University."

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What you have provided is fine, but surely you are not saying that those four factors are the only factors that one should consider when ranking a University?

You?ve listed things that summarize an entering class body. And McGill is great, and I think it?s a great school, but if you want to argue which University is best overall, you need to consider more than just the student body, because the top Universities in Canada are extremely similar in terms of entering averages (+/-3%) and student awards (+/-3/1000?). If you?re talking just international and out-of-province students, then McGill has the upper hand. Also, don?t forget that McGill has been for a long long time concentrating on getting high numbers of international and out-of-province students, and only recently has UofT, Queen?s, UBC, etc. followed suit. So, we?ll see what things look like in a few years or so.

Bottom line, McGill is great and I?m not going to lie or be immature and make up shit just so that I can convince the 10 or so people that visit these boards that McGill is shit. I?ll only provide the facts along with sources. If you want my opinion though, I, like many others, really do believe that UofT is the best overall Canadian University, and I?ll debate this further with you if you want. 15,20 years ago it was probably McGill, but things have changed, dude.

[20-07-2006,02:55]
Anonymous
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To the U of T fanboys:

If you ever leave talk to people outside Ontario, most would say McGill is the top school in Canada. Believe me, I´ve met people in B.C. and the states.


[20-07-2006,07:52]
Anonymous



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