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First year dropout rate?

A photo of KingSpades KingSpades
I've heard it is between 30-40% in certain schools like uoft, mcgill, uwo or queens.
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A photo of iliketurtles iliketurtles
30-40%? That's crazy. Maybe it's 30-40% of people who switch majors, and even then I think 30-40% is a little high lol
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I'm pretty sure that the average graduation rate across Ontario universities is something like 80%... definitely not 30-40% dropping after 1st year. I know that at Queen's nearly 90% of 1st years will graduate (not necessarily within 4 years though).
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When I last checked Queen's-McGill had the highest 5 year graduation rates, at aprox 96%. You can find the current stats in Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities.
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30-40% is way too high. Realistically it should be 10-15% because during my first
year classes after the midterm or semester at UofT at least 10% people did drop (overall and not just in courses). However as you progress through upper year courses, you will find that regular classes may get smaller and smaller...This isn't really due to drop outs by rather different specialization and courses taken by your peers. Overall, I think 10-15% is a reasonable estimate.
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my teacher keeps saying that only 33% of university students graduate =/
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^ Your teacher is crazy. There is no way that is true.
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