McMaster to UofT con't

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Subject: McMaster to UofT con't
I am currently a McMaster student, and I am planning to transfer to UofT. I am not saying McMaster is a bad school but a degree from UofT weights more, right?

[06-01-2007,03:43]
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Is it easier to get into a good American grad school with a degree from UofT than a degree from McMaster, Wterloo, etc?

[06-01-2007,03:47]
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^ That?s pure Bullshit! Anyone graduating with a high GPA from any of the top 50 Canadian universities can get into most American graduate schools.





[06-01-2007,10:57]
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Thats not true at all. Biggest bullshit ever. If you knew anything about graduate school you would know that they look at how hard the curriculum is at your school. UofT is known as the hardest school in Canada hence if you have a very high GPA at UofT then you are set...



[06-01-2007,14:16]
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Harvard would admit all Western and Lakehead student, because all of them get 4.0!!

[06-01-2007,14:26]
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Damn! You people are right! I should?nt have study in high school!! I should?ve mess around in high school and just get into Western!!

Now I?ll never get a good GPA and get into a good school!! Ahh, my 3.95 will be shit compared to a 4.0 in Lakehead!! FUCKKKKKK.... Should I transfer now?

[06-01-2007,14:36]
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Graduate programs tend to look at your whole undergrad school, ie how tough it is and it?s reputation. Professional schools like law and med (both in Canada and US) are more numbers driven and your schools rep doesn?t count for much.

[06-01-2007,18:27]
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Do all the good jobs in Ontario go to UofT grads? Are UofT grads employers? first choice?

[06-01-2007,18:48]
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I worked so hard in highschool so I can get into McGill. Now I read graduates from Western and Lakehead also gain admission into top graduate schools in the U.S. Life really sucks!!!

[06-01-2007,21:26]
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- I am a grad student at a top univ in the US. Believe me, more important than your GPA is your school?s reputation, and then comes GPA and other things.

- Sure, a Lakehead grad can get into a decent grad school if he/she has lots of publications a 4:00 gpa (no lower is enough), super excellent references from famous people (I don?t know how they will do this), etc. etc.

- On the other hand, a McGill or UofT graduate can get into a decent grad school much easier, as long as hey have an average even slighly above average. If they have very high avearage, they can even get into top schools like Harvard, MIT, etc.

- Sure, McGill and UofT are the nes which have the most prestige in the eyes of American admissions committees. McMaster, Waterloo, etc. are all great, but their degree do not weigh as much as McGill?s and UofT?s do.

[07-01-2007,01:14]
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Fuck! I?m in Lakehead! But I have 4.0.

haha, stupid people, I?ll get into top 10 US schools such as Princeton while you UofT and McGill fuckers will suffer in mediocracy!

[07-01-2007,01:18]
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I am from UofT and my current GPA is 2.95. Do you think I still have chance at grad school?

[07-01-2007,05:03]
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[09-01-2007,15:43]
Anonymous
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^^ that really sucks for ppl at uoft or mcgill. we worked our asses off in high school to get into these schools. and find out that the dumbass that sat behind us in high school will have a clearer shot at grad school because lakehead/uoit/ etc most definitly has a much easier curriculum than that of uoft or mcgill. and those that attend even seneca can show off their 4.0´s while ppl at uoft or mcgill struggle to obtain a 3.0. and a uoft or mcgill looks much better on ur resume than a mcmaster would anyday to employers in canada or outside
[09-01-2007,15:47]
Anonymous
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^Ahhhh, stop whining! You´ve made your choice so live with it. Instead of coming up with excuses like blaming others for their "easier curriculum", why not just study harder?
[09-01-2007,16:26]
Anonymous
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I am the guy who posted the thread, McMaster to UofT. I really want to get the hell out of Hamilton after I graduate. What a shit hole this city is. I want to move back to Toronto and find a job there, but I am wondering if the employers in Toronto actually care about a McMaster degree? My parents are always pushing me to transfer to UofT.
[09-01-2007,17:38]
Anonymous
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Hamilton is dirty, filthy, the armpit city of Ontario. I really want to get the hell out.
[09-01-2007,17:42]
Anonymous
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plus, my GPA really ain´t that high. I guess I am doomed, so here I come, McDonalds. I guess I will be fliping burgers after I graduate. Damn.
[09-01-2007,17:59]
Anonymous
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Hardest schools to get decent GPA is definitely U of T. Easiest schools to get decent GPA is definitly UOIT 100%.

P.S. Go to UOIT if you want a good chance of going to grad school. U of T, you have to work your ass off to get a good grade.

[09-01-2007,22:11]
Anonymous
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No, a 2.95 won´t get you into grad school, by which I mean masters. The only professional program in canada you can get into with that is biz. Maybe law if you are native or have kids or have 180 lsat. There is a US school out there that anyone can get into. Masters programs always have at least 3.0 min. Biz (mba) will go lower but you need work XP. You can just spend another year bringing up your average.
[09-01-2007,23:30]
Anonymous
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The only employers who would care about your university´s name is your first employers. It´s not worth uprooting your life and moving to another city if it just saves you a couple of bad interviews. If you really hate mcmaster and hamilton, that´s another story.
[09-01-2007,23:32]
Anonymous
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You guys arguing about US grad schools are misreading each others´ posts. US grad student is right in his post but he´s talking about TOP US schools. For MOST US schools you just need high marks and GPA. More exclusive ones care entirely about your *department´s* reputation (not the whole school) and the reference letters that have some kind of academics´ code for "accept this guy". UofT and McGill still have a big reputation advantage over other schools, but they make up for it by being tougher to get good grades at. When applying to grad or professional schools in the US, this is how I understand the international reputations between McGill and UofT goes:

-they have equal reps when applying for humanities grad programs
-McGill has a better rep when applying to MBA programs
-UofT has a better rep whwn applying to engineering and science grad programs
-they have equal reps for applying to med and law schools
-they have about equal reps when applying to most social science programs

But in the end, references are key for grad programs, good grades and test score for law/med, and work experience and test score for biz.

[09-01-2007,23:49]
Anonymous
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Some U.S. schools would also want ot know about your family´s social economic background. Having the right connections helps.
[10-01-2007,01:01]
Anonymous
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^If that´s the case, an excellent Canadian school would look like one of a hundred good state schools. This is where good connections come in.
[10-01-2007,02:15]
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