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Old 05-11-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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While surfing the internet I have read that Canadian universities can be a good alternative to U.S. schools. Anyone here familiar with this situation ?

For instance a article I read said if your kid is going to go to a private college or out of state in the US you should consider Canaadian university because cost could be same or lower and many Canadian schools have bettee academic reputations. The article highlighted McGill ?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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While surfing the internet I have read that Canadian universities can be a good alternative to U.S. schools. Anyone here familiar with this situation ?

For instance a article I read said if your kid is going to go to a private college or out of state in the US you should consider Canaadian university because cost could be same or lower and many Canadian schools have bettee academic reputations. The article highlighted McGill ?
I'm not Canadian, but check FAFSA to see your desired unis are on the list of Canadian unis that they would dispense financial aid to (financial aid will only apply to schools that have a FAFSA code). Also, check to see if there are no limits towards foreign fees with FAFSA aid
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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While surfing the internet I have read that Canadian universities can be a good alternative to U.S. schools. Anyone here familiar with this situation ?

For instance a article I read said if your kid is going to go to a private college or out of state in the US you should consider Canaadian university because cost could be same or lower and many Canadian schools have bettee academic reputations. The article highlighted McGill ?
McGill is one of the top universities here. Are you thinking of attending? If so, what subject? All the top universities are good but some are better than others depending on the subject.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Top 3: McGill(Montreal), U of T(Toronto) and UBC(Vancouver).
Tuition really depends on your program but u can expect to pay around 25K a year.
Toronto and Vancouver are insanely expensive, Montreal is cheaper. McGill consider to be a party school and Montreal has a great nightlife. I think this should be your first choice.
There are lots of good universities which will cost you around 15K such as Simon Fraser(Vancouver), Dalhousie(Halifax), York(Toronto) and U of Alberta(Edmonton) etc..
By the way, I'm not Canadian :P
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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It costs more, and the rewards are less.

Here's the thing about Canadian schools... you can go to a really great place like the University of Toronto -- which is on par with the highest tier of American universities -- but unless you're planning on staying in Canada, very few people in the U.S. are going to respect that degree in the same was as if you went to an Ohio State or a Duke or a UConn.

So, yeah, there are some great Canadian schools. But the name recognition just isn't there in the states. And that's 90% of what you're paying for in a degree, particularly as an undergrad.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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It costs more, and the rewards are less.

Here's the thing about Canadian schools... you can go to a really great place like the University of Toronto -- which is on par with the highest tier of American universities -- but unless you're planning on staying in Canada, very few people in the U.S. are going to respect that degree in the same was as if you went to an Ohio State or a Duke or a UConn.

So, yeah, there are some great Canadian schools. But the name recognition just isn't there in the states. And that's 90% of what you're paying for in a degree, particularly as an undergrad.
I don't know about that. I went to McGill with many Americans and those that didn't stay in Canada went on to great things in the US. My American cousin, for example, got into Medical School at Virginia Tech, and another friend is doing a Master's at Boston University. Listen, in Academia people are familiar with the big, internationally recognized universities in other countries. Just because it's not in America doesn't mean those in Academia have never heard of the Cambridges and Sourbonnes of the world. Toronto's a bit of an exception because it's only recently become a world class university, it wasn't that well known twenty years ago. But McGill has been prestigious for two hundred years. And Montreal is a fantastic city to experience living in and one of the most affordable major cities in North America, as well as one of the safest.

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Our 20th Annual University Rankings – - Macleans OnCampus

A friends daughter is at Mount Allison, loves it, and international tuition is lower than New Hampshire instate tuition.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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FYI: Canadian University Report

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Old 05-19-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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I am interested in maybe doing a year of school in Toronto or Van via an exchange program.
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