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Why is everyone applying to Queens/Rotman/Ivey instead of Schulich?

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People are still applying to Schulich. It's just that it doesn't have the same amount of prestige that it had a couple of years ago. While it's still above Laurier, it's below Queens and Ivey even though it is a top tier program.
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I'd say it's on par with Laurier tbh
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Most people pick Laurier over schulich simply because it's away from the city. Other than that, I would say both are equal in terms of prestige.
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Because they don't want to get shot in the Canadian Skid Row.
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What do you mean
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^ I don’t know if you’re from Toronto or not but the area surrounding York is really sketchy. People don’t like to go outside at night because it’s almost an invitation to get f***ed up.
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Yep. Unless you're packing heat while walking Jane and Finch, you're almost certainly going to be strutting home with some sort of bullet wound from a Crip or Blood member, or you could even be wheeled on the back of a hearse.
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Laurier and Schulich are viewed generally on the same playing field by YOUNGER people in the industry, However, employers themselves tend to be middle-aged/seniors who remember Schulich as a reigning business school. So, I would personally ignore any high schooler or university student comment that tells you Laurier and Schulich are the same, or Laurier is above Schulich in terms of reputation...I don't even go to Schulich and know this to be untrue. Do you care what the current generation thinks or do you care what employers in management think? Do you care about the reputation of your program OUTSIDE of Ontario? Schulich has a name even internationally and my family friends living in India and the States have heard of it. Have they heard of Laurier? Nope. 

Who is going to be hiring you 5 years down the line? Schulich is a top tier program and at the company, I summered at, they specifically only hired people who went to the top schools - Ivey, McGill, Schulich, Laurier/Waterloo double degree, etc. Laurier accepts 1500 students into their first-year program. It's not prestigious because far too many people go there and it's a no-name school overall. The people in a position to hire you do not care if Laurier is a rising school, because they are entrenched with their own beliefs about the school from when they themselves went to university many years ago. 

P.S. How do you know what schools everyone is applying to? Did admissions release the number of applications they have received in any correspondence they sent out to you?
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Too many Indians at schulich
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One of the biggest reasons I didn’t chose Schulich is because it was pretty much all commuters and did not want a program like that.
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Almost all the top business students at my school applied to Schulich so if your sample size is yconic, then I would take that with a grain of salt. It's less than half the cost of attending Ivey and Queen's commerce and if you want to do HR, marketing, general management, and accounting, then there is no reason to go six figures in debt. Ivey and Queen's are solid for finance, consulting, and investment banking, but I would be very hesitant to put in that kind of money just to do accounting or marketing there.
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If you’re using your school as a sample size I think you should take that with a grain of salt as well. Last year I had about 2 dozen friends applying to university for something business related, only 1 applied to Schulich. 

Queens is pretty good for accounting, not sure why you’d be very hesitant, there are also schools like Waterloo and Brock that could arguably be a better choice than Schulich. Regarding marketing, I don’t think it matters too much where you go, I’ve seen entry level marketing jobs available to those with a high school diploma. 
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I said I'd be hesitant to go over six figures in debt for a Queens commerce degree just to pursue accounting. Cheaper options would be Brock accounting coop, Schulich, UTSC Management, and Laurier. There is absolutely no need to fork out that kind of money just to pursue accounting. My post in support of Schulich was primarily based on costs alone, which is a very real consideration to a lot of students. If you still want a reputable business degree for the cheapest cost than Schulich is really up there. 

Queen's commerce tuition - $ 16,764

Schulich tuition - $10,126.80

UTSC Management tuition -  $6,590 Year 1,  $16,830 Upper Year

Brock Accounting tuition - $8900

Ivey - Year 1 (Arts, Social Science, Science) $6,338.00
          Year 2 (Arts, Social Science, Science) $6,338.00
          Year 3 (HBA Year 1) $26,750.00
          Year 4 (HBA Year 2) $26,750.00

Considering how the vast majority of students commute to Schulich and UTSC, this is a crap ton of money and debt that students can save. Yes, entry level marketing jobs are available to those with a high school diploma as are pretty much every other entry-level job out there. However, there's a difference between an entry level job that pays you $14/hr and one that pays you $30/hr. I know people from schools like Ryerson, Windsor, and Brock working at the Big 4. You most definitely do not need to attend a school like Ivey, Queen's, and McGill to get hired at the top accounting firms. Given the diminishing salaries in accounting and oversaturation, it would be smart to minimize costs in this department. Again, Ivey and Queen's would be most worth it to students who do not care about accruing debt or financial burden, who are aiming for high-level finance, consulting, and investment banking, and want the full university experience living in residence. 
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UTSC Management??
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