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Degroot vs. Ted Rogers (Commerce)

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In your opinion which school is better for their undergrad program in business and why? I know they both have about similar admission averages, Mac's just being a couple percent higher, so I was wondering between these two programs which one would be a better choice. Thanks!
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Might seem like it'd be difficult to get a difficult with a degree from Ted Rogers compared to the other big groups (i.e. IVEY, QC, Schulich, and Rotman kids). I'm not so sure, but Mac seems to have an overall group of brighter students (correct me if I'm wrong) and has a third (or fourth?) year internship program attached. If I were you, I'd choose DeGroote.
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@KevinA93 wrote
In your opinion which school is better for their undergrad program in business and why? I know they both have about similar admission averages, Mac's just being a couple percent higher, so I was wondering between these two programs which one would be a better choice. Thanks!



What are you interested in doing in business?
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@KevinA93 wrote
In your opinion which school is better for their undergrad program in business and why? I know they both have about similar admission averages, Mac's just being a couple percent higher, so I was wondering between these two programs which one would be a better choice. Thanks!



What are you interested in doing in business?


This.

If I had to choose right now, I would say McMaster, but it really depends. The programs are not too different from each other. it's not as if you were choosing between QC and Ryerson/McMaster, where the decision would be relatively easy.
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Well I would say that it might be subjective, some people really like the Ted Rogers program but majority people would choose DeGroote.

As far as cut-off, I went to McMaster's open house yesterday and they said that as of right now, the cut-off is at 83% which I think is almost 5% higher than the Ted Rogers cut-off.

If you choose to get into Finance then definitely choose Mac because they have a trading floor. Otherwise, it's just whatever you prefer more.

I've gotten offers from both the programs, and as of right now I'm most probably going to choose McMaster.
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@KevinA93 wrote
In your opinion which school is better for their undergrad program in business and why? I know they both have about similar admission averages, Mac's just being a couple percent higher, so I was wondering between these two programs which one would be a better choice. Thanks!



What are you interested in doing in business?


This.

If I had to choose right now, I would say McMaster, but it really depends. The programs are not too different from each other. it's not as if you were choosing between QC and Ryerson/McMaster, where the decision would be relatively easy.



It's all about personal feel as well. I can't stress enough that if you don't like your campus or don't feel comfortable there, you're not going to enjoy your experience. That's what it all comes down to.

Open houses are definitely a good way to get a feel of the school but I'm not sure if they're having anymore at the moment at either school.

Best of luck with your choice Kevin!
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It's all about personal feel as well. I can't stress enough that if you don't like your campus or don't feel comfortable there, you're not going to enjoy your experience. That's what it all comes down to.

Open houses are definitely a good way to get a feel of the school but I'm not sure if they're having anymore at the moment at either school.


To an extent I agree. In the end reputation>campus feel. For either one of these schools it shouldn't be TOO important (Mac's got a nice campus and good school).

And yes you really should go to open houses, it's really helpful. McMaster had one last Saturday, not too sure if/when Ryerson will have one but you should look into it!
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It's all about personal feel as well. I can't stress enough that if you don't like your campus or don't feel comfortable there, you're not going to enjoy your experience. That's what it all comes down to.

Open houses are definitely a good way to get a feel of the school but I'm not sure if they're having anymore at the moment at either school.


To an extent I agree. In the end reputation>campus feel. For either one of these schools it shouldn't be TOO important (Mac's got a nice campus and good school).

And yes you really should go to open houses, it's really helpful. McMaster had one last Saturday, not too sure if/when Ryerson will have one but you should look into it!



I somewhat disagree. When I look back at last year, I went to Schulich for one of their open houses and I felt completely turned off by the York campus and Schulich. I think that Schulich is amazing, but I probably wouldn't have been as involved at York as I am at Ryerson.

Of course, I also got rejected by Schulich but I think if I had the knowledge now that I did last year, Ryerson would have been my top choice.

That's not to take away from Schulich, it's an amazing school. I just think that everybody has a school that they feel better going to and getting involved with. For me, it was Ryerson. For many others, it would probably be Schulich. :)
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I somewhat disagree. When I look back at last year, I went to Schulich for one of their open houses and I felt completely turned off by the York campus and Schulich. I think that Schulich is amazing, but I probably wouldn't have been as involved at York as I am at Ryerson.

Of course, I also got rejected by Schulich but I think if I had the knowledge now that I did last year, Ryerson would have been my top choice.

That's not to take away from Schulich, it's an amazing school. I just think that everybody has a school that they feel better going to and getting involved with. For me, it was Ryerson. For many others, it would probably be Schulich. :)


Yeah that makes sense. I know for me, I love Ryerson's location (being right downtown). I just think that's cool (and very useful for business since it's near Bay St.)
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I somewhat disagree. When I look back at last year, I went to Schulich for one of their open houses and I felt completely turned off by the York campus and Schulich. I think that Schulich is amazing, but I probably wouldn't have been as involved at York as I am at Ryerson.

Of course, I also got rejected by Schulich but I think if I had the knowledge now that I did last year, Ryerson would have been my top choice.

That's not to take away from Schulich, it's an amazing school. I just think that everybody has a school that they feel better going to and getting involved with. For me, it was Ryerson. For many others, it would probably be Schulich. :)


Yeah that makes sense. I know for me, I love Ryerson's location (being right downtown). I just think that's cool (and very useful for business since it's near Bay St.)



Definitely. I love the downtown core! So many great people to meet. :)

Back to the OP, it really comes down to what you want to do. Also, seriously take into account your financial situation if that makes any difference to you.

That's the main reason I rejected Laurier for Ryerson.
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