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Why is the cut off for UT/UTM/UTS Life Sci so LOW?!

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What I don't understand is how two schools with nearly equal amounts of reputation in Canada, McGill and UofT, have such a big gap between their admission average? No less than a 93 at McGill, but if you apply to U of T with an 83 there's a good chance you'll get in, right? Probably not into one of the colleges, but for someone who lives in the GTA they could easily commute.

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U of T has the space to take in a lot of 1st years, so they don't have to be selective (the admission cutoff is only like 75-80% or something like that), because they pretty much take in everyone who applies. Then they weed people out in 1st year with difficult courses.

Essentially it's a money grabbing scheme imo.
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@inthemaking wrote
U of T has the space to take in a lot of 1st years, so they don't have to be selective (the admission cutoff is only like 75-80% or something like that), because they pretty much take in everyone who applies. Then they weed people out in 1st year with difficult courses.

Essentially it's a money grabbing scheme imo.



So true, even though it's a different campus (UTM) my friend who is in Life Sciences told me how his other friends were failing up to 3 courses within their semester. One ridiculous thing he told me, some guy who came from Mentor College failed practically everything in his Management major. I still think U of T is a solid school but I base their reputation on graduate studies and not undergraduate education.

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@raymondkhanano77 wrote
What I don't understand is how two schools with nearly equal amounts of reputation in Canada, McGill and UofT, have such a big gap between their admission average? No less than a 93 at McGill, but if you apply to U of T with an 83 there's a good chance you'll get in, right? Probably not into one of the colleges, but for someone who lives in the GTA they could easily commute.





Basically U of T is just looking to fill up seats in their program. They take in 1800 life scis and weed out a third of them by the end of first year. By the end of second year, they cut it down to about 900. And yes, it's a money grab, U of T is known for research (because research publications get them more grant money and recongnition), they don't care about undergrads. Personally I think the McGill system is much more humane.
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U of T is a deceptive school - many students think that they can have low marks, and still go to one of the best schools in the world. But U of T doesn't weed out during admissions, it weeds out during first and second year. If you survive that, there are many opportunities to get involved and have a great experience, but it's stressful at first - still, the sense of accomplishment if you survive is nice! :cheers:
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