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Join Date: Aug 2004
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Re: Anyone know anything about the following US and Canadian universities?
My son is a freshman at the U of T. He absolutely loves it there.
One of the nice things about the Canadian schools is they are cheaper than the US schools, even for international students.
One of the things he likes about U of T is that it's right in downtown Toronto, so there's about a bazillion things to do. And it has a really nice blend of international students--his best friends include not only fellow Yanks and kids from Canada, but also students from Turkey, Dubai, Korea and Serbia. So I think it having a big reputation does help it attract a decent number of foreign students. He also says that despite rumors to the contrary, he hasn't had any problem getting to see and interact with professors when he needs to.
For him, the big factors on choosing U of T were:
1. academic repuation
2. location in a major urban area
3. our family having a gajillion Canadian relatives even though we live in Texas
4. (and probably most important) he could double major in Asian Studies and Music and still graduate in four years (most other schools he looked at would have required summer school or a fifth year).
UCLA is one of the trendiest schools in the US right now, and really hard to get into.
Berkeley is a historically great school, but in the midst of a major financial crisis.
U of W is a strong school for sure--underrated in the US and actually rated higher by some foreign publications IIRC.
I don't know much about the New York schools.
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