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Assuming you could afford tuition, which US undergrad programs do you think are worth the price?

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Nov 22, 2017
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No one can properly answer your question without assuming what the end goal is. You did not state what your child's preference is? Answer varies because no school specializes or is known for being at the top in all subject matters. If the goal is to obtain employment at a top company in US. Then you need to start your research backwards. Find out where the company's headquarters or major branches are. Find out what major universities are located near the headquarters. Figure out what schools their employees went to. This will tell you where they recruit from. You go to big name schools to rub elbows with other elite or well connected students, not that their academic or teaching methods are necessarily better. But first you need to worry about even getting into these big name schools. Then you worry about the rest after. Having worked in academia, I would still end up sending my child to a school that provides the best ROI and the best ROI for canadians are when going to an established canadian university and doing well academically while getting involved in extra curricular activities.
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Jun 23, 2017
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My cousin went to Williams for undergraduate study, he went to Harvard for PhD and now works at a leading consulting company in the States.
I went to Stanford for a master degree and I know a lot of students there (both undergraduate and graduate) got hired by major software/hardware companies.
If my kid is clever enough and we can afford it, I would surely encourage him to apply to one of the top US universities. The Canadian market is too small compared to the American ones.
Plus living in a different city/country can give him some perspective, help him be more open-minded.
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Jun 10, 2015
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Andrewhl wrote:
Apr 5th, 2019 11:16 am
My cousin went to Williams for undergraduate study, he went to Harvard for PhD and now works at a leading consulting company in the States.
I went to Stanford for a master degree and I know a lot of students there (both undergraduate and graduate) got hired by major software/hardware companies.
If my kid is clever enough and we can afford it, I would surely encourage him to apply to one of the top US universities. The Canadian market is too small compared to the American ones.
Plus living in a different city/country can give him some perspective, help him be more open-minded.
Thanks for your perspective

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