A high graduation rate is a good thing

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Subject: A high graduation rate is a good thing
If you want to know why some schools have high graduation rates, I can tell you that it?s due to the quality of students. It?s common knowledge. Go look at the graduation rates of the top schools in the states and the top schools here. High graduation rates are related to the quality of the study body.

End of story.

Harvard has a 98% graduation rate
Princeton 97%
McGill 92%
UofT 91%
Queen´s 91%

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York 85%
Ryerson 85%
Nippising 83%

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Carleton 79%
Concordia 75%
Brandon 63%
Winnipeg 61%

Sources: Maclean´s and USNews.com




[22-07-2006,23:52]
Anonymous
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its not that simlpe buddy.. take for instance nipissing, it has a lower admission average than carleton yet more students graduate?

high graduation rates can in some cases mean that students are taking the easy road at certain universities(obviously not harvard haha). Going to a challenging school in most cases prepares you better for the workforce.

[23-07-2006,00:19]
Anonymous
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^ No, I still disagree. It´s not going to be a PERFECT correlation, but it will certainly be significant. Like I said, look at top schools here, in the states, europe, etc. You will see an obvious trend of higher graduation rates for the better institutions.
[23-07-2006,00:23]
Anonymous
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agreed with op, some ppl believe uoft is "easy" because it has a high graduation rate and that some are "harder" because they have a lower graduation rate. but it is because of the students. uoft attracts higher average students therefore they are smarter and are more likely to graduate , whereas places like carleton is the opposite.
[23-07-2006,01:01]
Anonymous
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it´s common sense. i can´t believe someone would actually argue that uoft is easy. it´s very much the opposite.
[23-07-2006,01:19]
Anonymous
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Harvard versus U of T

By SARAH BROWN

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 ? Print Edition, Page A16

New York -- Re Why Harvard Hates Straight A´s (April 22): Having attended both Harvard and the University of Toronto, I can state that there are two differences between the schools: Harvard is much more difficult to get into, whereas the University of Toronto is much more difficult to get out of -- with a degree and decent grades, that is.

At Harvard, undergraduates have to take only four full-time courses per year to earn a degree, and they have a longer school year in which to prepare for their exams. At U of T, five full-time courses must be taken, and the school year is much more condensed.

The atmosphere at Harvard is quite "country-clubish" and leisurely, while at U of T it is a downright pressure-cooker.

At U of T there is an unwritten policy in most classes that 20 per cent of the students in every class will receive a failing grade. At Harvard, most students receive a minimum of A- grades. In fact, to receive anything less than a B, one would have to miss exams and not hand in assignments.

As far as getting into Harvard goes, the most significant factor is whether or not you are a so-called "legacy," meaning that if your father, mother, or sibling went to Harvard before you, you can still get in, as hundreds do, with mediocre grades in high school.

I´m not surprised that current Harvard students feel that they deserve A´s for their $100,000 investment; if they were forced to compete with students at the U of T, many would receive only C´s at best.

[23-07-2006,01:20]
Anonymous
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so what are you saying? that the university rankings that UofT students constantly use as a crutch as wrong? cause they most definatly rate Harvard better than UofT
[23-07-2006,01:29]
Anonymous
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^ no stupid! i just used that article to show others that uoft has a reputation for being a hard school. here´s a girl who went to both harvard and uoft, and she describes how much harder school is at uoft.

i would never suggest uoft is better than harvard!

[23-07-2006,01:33]
Anonymous
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but UofT is harder than Harvard?
[23-07-2006,08:43]
Anonymous
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come on speak up dopey, is it?
[23-07-2006,18:37]
Anonymous
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that article makes sense...u of t has easy admission compared to mcgill etc..however..its hardcore inside..
[24-07-2006,21:14]
Anonymous
Canadian universities graduation rate. (in reply to: A high graduation rate is a good thing)
The actual canadian universities graduation rate is 15 percent to 25 percent maximum as per their policy.You can check from key performance indicator of the relevant University.
[10-07-2011,23:22]
Mano



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