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Which school should I go to?

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I'll use schools "X" and "Y" to try and eliminate any personal biases.

School X
Better reputation
Better location
More diverse/multicultural


School Y
More interesting program
Smaller
More traditional (school spirit, etc.)
Easier to get good grades


Which would you choose and why?
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well, depends on what you want out of it. If location is most imporant to you, go with the one with better location. If you want to get into a grad program or law/med school, the one that gives easier marks is probably better.
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So, Toronto/Guelph, or Waterloo/Lakehead?
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Y just sounds overall better. You want to do something that interests you.
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I would personally go with school Y. But then again, I've never been one to really care about reputations of schools.
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A photo of Emaad13 Emaad13
If you're planning to go to a grad school after your undergraduate studies, definitely choose School Y because you will get better grades (easier, more interesting, etc).

If you are not sure or definitely will NOT go to grad school, then go to School X because reputation is important in this situation.
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Unless School X is an Ivy League/top-tier university outside of Canada, reputation means very little. What that reputation translates into is typically what more funding can get you, i.e. opportunities to network with amazing world-renowned faculty members, more connections to research and work opportunities, and more resources in general. Keep in mind, however, that unless you are a go-getter, these opportunities will be meaningless to you, so it might be better for you to attend a smaller university if you feel more comfortable in that sort of environment.
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