Criteria for choosing University
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Location, reputation, etc...MooG wrote:What kind of criteria did you use for choosing a university? Programs you like, history, location, cost, reputation, etc.?
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Something of interest, that's little known, is the employment rate. It's published usually by the University that describes the percentage of graduates who are employed within 6months, after a yr, etc. It's required by OSAP that they published these data.xien0n wrote:Reputation, employment oppertunities (co-op), location
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You'll meet new friends. Don't sweat it and don't let your friends hold you back from where you want to go.xmate wrote:Im going into grade 12 and most of friends are planning to go to Uoft @ St.George for Life science but i'm deciding to go to scarborough for my undergrad. That means that i have no friends when i get into univ. Is this recommended because i will probably be going solo for a couple of weeks struggling on some course material.
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true...........completely agree...............you should most importantly look at the program and location.Final Lazy wrote:Basically it is not always the school or it's program or reputation that is important... If you asked me to choose another school, I would choose a school with a co-op option. Although I went to U of T which offers a 16 month PEY program to any student with 2.0CGPA, I didn't choose a program that needed "co-op experience". Usually, people from engineering and comp-sci enters PEY, sometimes you see other majors go into PEY too, but I would prob say that 1/2 the PEY candidates are from engineering.
Anyways, I have found that most people who entered a program (of their choice) usually will end up working in the same field when they graduate if they had taken a co-op program.
And although most people seek reputation... usually a school's reputation arrives not from the quality of their undergrad programs, but rather from the quality of research. I believe some ranking even take into account of the number of professors and scholars in the school who have received a noble prize.
A lot of people seek marketability when choosing a program. It seems odd, but a lot of programs that people think is marketable, really isn't. A lot of people enter life-sci thinking that they can become a doctor or dentist (which are marketable trades), but I'll say 90% of life-sci grads either switch to another field or end up in some sort of lab making $25K a year. A unionized brick layer, or cement truck driver makes a lot more than that.