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Should I attend University of Waterloo or UC Berkeley
I am interested in becoming a software engineer at one of the top companies in silicon valley. I am looking to apply to both universities above, and was wondering which one would give me better career prospects. The programs I am interested in are computer science and software engineering. So for this is what I understand about each university.
- top engineering university in canada
- largest coop program in the world
- many graduates get hired because of their coop experience
- extremely competitive
UC Berkeley:
- one of the best engineering colleges in the us
- conveniently located within the san francisco bay area
- also extremely competitive
So which university should I attend? 
In the link above, I found a diagram which shows the universities these top companies choose to hire from. I notice that Berkeley is in the top three, while waterloo is closer to the bottom but is still ranked the top engineering school in Canada. So, I was just wondering if waterloo is recognized internationally (in the states). I also noticed that most engineers from waterloo end up at microsoft, while engineers from Berkeley have greater career prospects since their graduates are hired from google and apple. However waterloo has a coop program, while Berkeley was not. So with this information in mind, any thoughts? If anyone in this forum has been to either of these universities and has had positive (or negative) career prospects, please feel free to share below. 
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BUSINESS vs Engineering
I know this is subjective; but I need different point of views.
 lets say Im an average student; trying to decide between industrial engineering and business/economics. Which one would bring me a better future?(career,money...) what do you guys think?

How to get high marks in high school
Hey guys,
I have a 92 average in high school currently. However to make it to most engineering programs, you need upwards of 95%. Does anyone know how I can get stellar high school grades. Some people recommend private school, but I know that they are looked down upon for admissions. With that in mind, does anyone have any tips on how I can attain such a high average. Perhaps any high schools within Toronto that are not academically rigorous. If any students on this forum looking at this post had a high high school average, please share your experiences below!
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Social life & work ethic balance
Which schools offer the best social life in regards of friendliness, party scene, and fun; but also has studious, hard working, and smart students? I am looking for a university that parties hard, but studies harder. I don't wana be overwhelmed by my studies or overwhelmed by excessive partying.
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How difficult is the math in BMOS? AEO
Hi, I'm currently a grade 12 student who will be applying to Western + AEO, the only reason I'll probably get AEO ( If I do ) is because they don't count math in your top 6 (Ivey) , otherwise my average will be around 85% because of math, which is good enough for BMOS.

Is the math in BMOS hard? I'm terrible, lol .. I don't want to take the risk and do something like geography and have a useless degree in case I mess up and don't make it into Ivey!

I'm great at business Ex. 99% Management (only one in my school), and 95% in Intl. Business, but in math I'm inn the low 60's : /

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I was wondering what my chances were of making AEO 
i was hoping for BMOS + IVEY 
and how hard is it to maintain the 80 for BMOS 

calc/vectors - 92
eng - 84 but im hoping for an 88 for final
advanced functions - 92
business - 94
chem - 92
bio - 83

avrg - 90.16

ECs - 
in school
im in about 5 clubs, 4 conferences, and 2 major events
so about 11 things.. but i think the supp app only requires 3 major ones

out of school
i volunteer at two places (every week at one and every month at another)

ive tutored and babysat 

thank you!!
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During the application process, if I am applying to the Arts and Sciences category, am I just selecting "social sciences" or "humanities" or do I have to choose a specific undergraduate program? If I do, am I supposed to choose one or more? Thanks! (sounds confusing)
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Will I get Into Laurier BBa
Will I get in to Laurier business with these marks
88 functions
90 foods
87 Data
76 Englsih

2nd sem Mid terms
88 economics
90 accounting 
78 in calc

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While applying to York University,  are you supposed to apply to one undergraduate program or more. Say I apply to one with limited spaces (Social Work) and I'm eventually not encrolled. During the application process, can I select another program? Thanks.
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early acceptances
have anyone got early acceptance yet? if so, what was the program and your average.
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Social Work program?
I was considering applying to the Social Work program at York University. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera. Additionally, since there are limited spaces available, what marks would be considered a "cut-off"? Thanks!
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Law and Society program?
I was considering applying to the Law and Society program at York University. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera.
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Which one is better?" Western Bubble" plus London life vs Toronto(or Vancouver)
which one do you think is better for a university experience?(I dont have a car)
Do you think London is boring?  Or  the right choice for a student life?
ryerson.universitylife(commuter-is that bad?)
how is the student life in ryerson? since its not a campus school is it hard to make friends,find parties..? what do you think about the atmosphere there
How is the life in residences
I wanna make friends and because Im non canadian and I know no one I hope its easy...
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What are my chances in getting in x program?
You can find all that information here:


This can give you a good indicator of what minimum averages you need to be considered for your program. This was for fall 2015 and you can assume due to mark inflation it should rise ~1% or even go down a little bit. You never really know, always go for the highest mark possible.
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Going into medical school?
I'm Grade 12 and I was hoping to go to medical school. What undergraduate degrees would be good choices?

In addition, if I don't get into med school, what degree would still guarantee me a job?

I'm not sure of an undergraduate degree fit for med school that's also fit to be a career...
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Could I get into an ivey league business school?
Extra curriculars

-qualified for Olympic trials in swimming
-qualified for senior nationals in swimming
-team captain on swim teams in school and outside school
-level 8 clarinet player
-sectional leader in band
-member of a leadership summit
-exec on athletic council
-won a city arts competition

I have a job at a drug store, and have a 92% average right now. Right now i'm in gr 11, but I want to know if I'm on the right track to be where I want to be.

how does McGill calculate top 6 with missing prerequisites?
I've already sent in all of my applications but as I've been reading some threads posted here from previous years I'm starting to worry about whether I will be accepted or not.

 I am applying to arts at McGill, but my school is semestered and I have English second semester. I heard that they will look at grade 11 marks to replace any grade 12 prerequisite that is not complete, but my case is a little bit odd.

 Basically, I thought it was a good idea to take grade 12 computer science when I was in grade 10 and ended up with a 63% but was assured that it would not count towards my top 6 for university. I will have 6 grade 12 credits at the end of this semester, 5 of which averaging out to ~89 to 91 but with that 63 my average gets bumped dangerously low.

 I've heard people say that McGill would substitute grade 11 English as my 6th mark because I don't have grade 12 English yet, bumping the low mark out of my average, but I don't want to take any chances. Any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks :)
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yesterday I read a discussion and I saw warnings about studying abroad in Canada. They said  that international students regret coming to Canada for an undergrad degree and I dont really wanna believe that. Is that true?
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multicultural??I really wanna know
Which schools have a multicultural environment?
I know UBC McGill and U of T are the ones.
Any other? Western maybe? 
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Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (UWaterloo)
Anyone write it today? Were there any questions you didn't do/didn't get? We can't discuss the answers for it for 2 days but I want to know how other people thought about how they did.
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2nd Year Queen's Commerce - Ask Away!
Hey guys, this forum helped me out a lot in high school. If you wanna know anything about the Commerce program, let me know.