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UTSG or McGill Life Science

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Hey all

I got accepted into both UTSG and McGill Life Sci. However, I do not know which one to go to. I checked the University rankings websites and UofT ranks higher than McGill for Life Sciences but I have also heard how killer first year Life Sci at UTSG is. I didnt get into my first choice Trinity College but they told me you can apply for a college transfer after first year. Also, can you apply to Mcmaster Health Science from any of these schools after first year? Btw, I live in the GTA and want to apply to medicine afterwards.
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May I please know your average and the date Mcgill accepted you. Wherever you are I'm sure you can transfer to Mac Health science because my teacher's daughter transferred from Queen's to Mac Health science after first year so its very possible.
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i got accepted on may 1. you have three more days to get accepted if you are an out of province student based on their website. my average was pretty low (english recking it). i think first semester it was 93.6%. I had a 94.3% second semester mid term (96,96,91) (which is still low). If you were a few decimal percents above the 91.5% cut-off, suppose you should be okay..
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A photo of JNBirDy JNBirDy
University rankings don't mean crap for undergrad. Go where you feel comfortable and think you'll succeed. But if you need someone to make a decision for you... I say go to UofT.
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@hapmie wrote
May I please know your average and the date Mcgill accepted you. Wherever you are I'm sure you can transfer to Mac Health science because my teacher's daughter transferred from Queen's to Mac Health science after first year so its very possible.



I think we're in the same school, same teacher.


I'd say between these two, choose U of T. However if your goal is med school, go somewhere else/
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McGill is more known for medicine (on a graduate level) but honestly, U of T and McGill are pretty much on par academically. Pick the school that you feel like you'll like more.

Personally, here is why I chose McGill:

- Montreal, perfect blend in size
- Very multicultural school.
- 20% international students.
- I like that it's in downtown montreal but the McGill *CAMPUS* is gated and separate from the rest of the city (like a city within a city).
- The campus is 10 min walk from one side to the other. You walk out of campus and you are on the busiest/liveliest streets of Montreal. You walk behind campus and you have Mt. Royal for jogging/biking etc. Huge music scene in montreal.
- Great music scene (very important to me)

U of T:

- Don't like the size of the university. MUCH too large.
- Even just at the St. George campus, the #s are way too large (classes get up to 1000 people)
- It is a commuter school and pretty impersonal imo.
- I don't like how the school's buildings are scattered all throughout Toronto. There is no real 'campus' it just blends in with the city.
- You become more of a 'Trinity' student or 'Vic' instead of U of T.

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thanks for the replies...i suppose i will go to mcgill if they are on par just to learn french. iam aiming for a damn 4.0!!
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@Galactical wrote
thanks for the replies...i suppose i will go to mcgill if they are on par just to learn french. iam aiming for a damn 4.0!!



Also if rankings ARE important to you, here are a few reputable sources:

Macleans: http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2010/11/10/our-20th-annual-university-rankings/

#1 McGill, #2 U of T


Times Higher Education:

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010

#19 McGill, #29 U of T

But again, these are minuscule differences and shouldn't really matter in your decision.

Edit: Found 2011's

Rankings by Subject

Medicine: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011/subject-rankings/life-sciences/medicine

#12 U of T, #13 McGill

Psychology: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011/subject-rankings/life-sciences/psychology

#10 McGill, #13 U of T

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^ umm no...but im still going to mcgill

Times Higher Education
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html
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UofT: 13 McGill: 35

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/life-sciences.html

UofT: 20 McGill: 23


http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011/subject-rankings/life-sciences/biological-science

UofT: 12 McGill: 18

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Oh my bad. Yeah back in 2009 (and before) QS & Times Higher Education were ranked together and then they split lol.


"he Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings refers to rankings published jointly between 2004 and 2009, by the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds. The ranking methodology continues to be published by Quacquarelli Symonds as the QS World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education started publishing a new ranking with methodology developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters in 2010, known as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Higher_Education-QS_World_University_Rankings
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UofT is only good for graduate school.. mcgill life science is the way to go lmao.. really, do you even need to ask?
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Pick the school that appeals to you most. Unless you are from Quebec, don't choose McGill thinking about their med school; almost impossible to get in as an OOP.
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@Paddy2U wrote
Pick the school that appeals to you most. Unless you are from Quebec, don't choose McGill thinking about their med school; almost impossible to get in as an OOP.



Ouch, really? :( That is such a shame. Do you know why they acept many OOP undergrads but so few for med school?
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@ocelot115 wrote

@Paddy2U wrote
Pick the school that appeals to you most. Unless you are from Quebec, don't choose McGill thinking about their med school; almost impossible to get in as an OOP.



Ouch, really? :( That is such a shame. Do you know why they acept many OOP undergrads but so few for med school?


Same reason why any medical school leaves only a small percentage for OOP. To ensure there's enough future doctors in their own province.

Now if you're asking why they take so many for their undergrad... well an undergrad biology degree = useless. Unless you consider being payed peanuts useful :bball:
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