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What are your thoughts on Carleton University?

A photo of seamusotoole4 seamusotoole4
I'm in grade 12 at a school in Ottawa and want to study criminology in hopes to one day be a detective with the RCMP. I want to go local since it's cheaper, and OttawaU doesn't have criminology degrees. I bought the "Top Universities in Canada" issue of Macleans and it ranked Carleton at #7 in the middle sized category. I thought this was pretty good, but also hear things about it being a poor quality school, infamously known as 'Last Chance U" I have pretty decent grades (85% average first semester) so being admitted to perhaps a different, more prestigious but still somewhat close to Ottawa shouldn't be an issue.
So I was wondering if any Carleton students could give me their honest opinions about the school.
Thanks a lot, your input would be much appreciated.
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A photo of clairec21 clairec21
I'm in grade 12 too and I've been accepted to both OttawaU and Carleton.
Carleton definitely isn't the best school out there. The only reason I like it more that Ottawa is because I prefer the program that I applied to at Carleton. But at the same time, I'm 99% sure I wont be going there. Carleton's tuition is also higher than a lot of Ontario Universities, but they do give out generous scholarships.
Personally, if you get the chance to go to a better school than Carleton, I think you should.
Again, I don't actually attend Carleton, so I'm not sure how useful my opinion is.
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People who say Carleton is "Last Chance U" are 20 years behind schedule. Carleton WAS a school with low standards in the early 90's. Now it has several prestigious programs that are constantly ranked as THE best or some of the top in the country.
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@ARMY101 wrote
People who say Carleton is "Last Chance U" are 20 years behind schedule. Carleton WAS a school with low standards in the early 90's. Now it has several prestigious programs that are constantly ranked as THE best or some of the top in the country.



^ Like journalism. One o' the best. My friend's going for crim there.

As I'm heading to an art school, my only opinion is that they have a pretty campus. :D
And I like their train. And cafeteria. The first-year logical philosophy professor is interesting (and hot). [size=3](I just went for a weekend, so this is the extent of my knowledge. :D)[/size]
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I go to western and sometimes i wish i went to Carleton. I'm serious, so don't flame/troll me.
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@seamusotoole4 wrote
I want to go local since it's cheaper, and OttawaU doesn't have criminology degrees.



University of Ottawa does do criminology... I know two people there majoring in crim.
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