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The University of Waterloo (Canada)

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The school is a bureaucratic nightmare

Apr 15 2014Accounting
The school is a bureaucratic nightmare. To them, you are nothing more than a spreadsheet and there is not one person who will look at you as if you're a human being. Ah, the joys of trying to take a class outside of my major that isn't a 101.

The 100 and 200 series classes are almost all introductory or common sense. I've seen friends take them and grow tremendously. I've also seen friends go insane from boredom. Waterloo does not offer a way to skip classes or go ahead. At most, there is sometimes a class with a moderate jump in difficulty.My experience has been almost entirely bad. Maybe it's because I tried to do something unusual. I cherish the memories and friends I've made, but it's always been in spite of the university. Not because of it.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Education Quality: F

I'm currently enrolled in the Accounting and Financial

Jan 15 2014Accounting
I'm currently enrolled in the Accounting and Financial Management program at uWaterloo and it was my first choice simply because if you want a CPA Waterloo has got the best academic reputation for the program and let's face it, my university IS better than yours (especially if you are from down the street aka Laurier)
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B+

The reputation of a BCS from UW is

Mar 14 2014Computer Science
The reputation of a BCS from UW is not worth the shit you have to go through. Math courses that you have to take are made too difficult due to TA's making assignments with the hardest possible questions. Math tests are similar- they don't test your understanding, they test how well you can learn on the spot what you have not been taught by the horrible class.

CS courses are almost as bad. Assignments are way too long and TA's who are payed to HELP YOU give no help whatsoever- they simply tell you to search your notes for something that has not been taught yet is on the assignments. I don't know what UW is trying to show by making these things harder than they need to be. You can't learn when you are drowning in assignments containing questions you have never learned the content of.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: C, Education Quality: F

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