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Okay, so I am considering applying to Carleton for Public Affairs and Policy Management, but Ottawa is about 6 hours away from home. I've been to visit the city but not the university, so I am just curious as to if residence is accommodating, if transportation is easy, etc etc. ?
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Ottawa's five hours away for me but I think I'll apply to the university there. I've visited many times and I really like Ottawa alot it also has a really nice busing system and is less crowded and quieter then Toronto is.
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Ottawa's five hours away for me but I think I'll apply to the university there. I've visited many times and I really like Ottawa alot it also has a really nice busing system and is less crowded and quieter then Toronto is.




yes, I think I will avoid Toronto. What program are you applying for?
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Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?
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Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?



I don't know, is it? :\
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@g93 wrote
Look here.




i think that that may be inaccurate.
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@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?


Yes, it definitely is. I went on a campus tour of both UOttawa & Carleton. I live in small town that I can't wait to get out of, which is why I wasn't into being in a middle-of-nowhere place like Carleton where I have to travel 20 mins by bus to get downtown. I live 7 hours away from Ottawa and I think it's a great city. Carleton seemed like a very accommodating university with good transportation.
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@oliviacitygirl wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?


Yes, it definitely is. I went on a campus tour of both UOttawa & Carleton. I live in small town that I can't wait to get out of, which is why I wasn't into being in a middle-of-nowhere place like Carleton where I have to travel 20 mins by bus to get downtown. I live 7 hours away from Ottawa and I think it's a great city. Carleton seemed like a very accommodating university with good transportation.



so, which one will you be attending?
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so, which one will you be attending?


UOttawa. But both universities are great and located in a very nice city as well. I love Toronto but I definitely like Ottawa more. There are a lot of opportunities in Ottawa and it is still a big city with lots to do but not as big as Toronto.
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@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Look here.




i think that that may be inaccurate.


Oops, how about this?
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@g93 wrote

@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Look here.




i think that that may be inaccurate.


Oops, how about this?



lol, yes thank you :)
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@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?


What? If you'd bother to look at a map you'd see it's in the south-west end of downtown. It's about 15 minutes to the parliament buildings, about 10 minutes to a mall, and you have all the stores you need (groceries, fast food, restaurants, medications) right on campus.

It's obviously not in the middle of nowhere. Idiot.
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@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?



I don't know, is it? :\


No, it's in the centre of everything of everything you need.
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@ARMY101 wrote

@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?



I don't know, is it? :\


No, it's in the centre of everything of everything you need.




okay! that made me a little nervous.
thank you :)
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@ckp wrote

@ARMY101 wrote

@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?



I don't know, is it? :\


No, it's in the centre of everything of everything you need.




okay! that made me a little nervous.
thank you :)


You're welcome. Clearly g93 has never been to Carleton or even Ottawa for that matter to know the answer to your questions. I, however, do :)

There is enough on campus to sustain you from ever having to leave. On campus you have fast food, basic groceries, medications, doctors, bars, restaurants, the library, internet access and more. Off campus there's a mall 10 minutes away, the core of downtown is about 15 minutes away, and you're about 25 minutes away from Gatineau (Quebec). You're surrounded by grocery stores, fast food places, bars, and clubs, all within walking, busing, or driving distance.
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@ARMY101 wrote

@ckp wrote

@ARMY101 wrote

@ckp wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?



I don't know, is it? :\


No, it's in the centre of everything of everything you need.




okay! that made me a little nervous.
thank you :)


You're welcome. Clearly g93 has never been to Carleton or even Ottawa for that matter to know the answer to your questions. I, however, do :)

There is enough on campus to sustain you from ever having to leave. On campus you have fast food, basic groceries, medications, doctors, bars, restaurants, the library, internet access and more. Off campus there's a mall 10 minutes away, the core of downtown is about 15 minutes away, and you're about 25 minutes away from Gatineau (Quebec). You're surrounded by grocery stores, fast food places, bars, and clubs, all within walking, busing, or driving distance.



okay, thank you so much!
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@ARMY101 wrote

@g93 wrote
Ottawa is a nice city. Carleton is as in-the-middle-of-nowhere as you can get in a big city, isn't it?


What? If you'd bother to look at a map you'd see it's in the south-west end of downtown. It's about 15 minutes to the parliament buildings, about 10 minutes to a mall, and you have all the stores you need (groceries, fast food, restaurants, medications) right on campus.

It's obviously not in the middle of nowhere. Idiot.


If you decided to read all of what I wrote new concept, now why don't you go finish all of the books you never bothered to read the endings of), you would notice I put as you can get in a big city. 10 Minutes to a mall is enough. I am sure it is perfectly fine for all one's needs, but I was simply pointing that out, and it could be perceived as good or bad, depending on the person. It is difficult to be in-the-middle-of-nowhere in the city anyways.

Oh, and I have been to Ottawa before and I have been near the Carleton campus (my cousin lived in Ottawa).
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