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The University of Waterloo (Canada)

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Transferring to UW from Queens was a real eye opener. If your expectations and standards are low, you'll love UW. UW fosters fosters rigid beurocratic administrative environment. They must include include a course course on "passing the buck" for call new employees. It takes multiple emails and phone calls to get answers in the English department, housing and financial office. Unless they can make $$$$$$$$ off you as a foreign student, they won't give you the time of day.The campus is run down and depressing. Couple that with and totally dysfunctional administration and the totally ridiculous beaurocratic BS and you will find yourself questioning your decision to attend UW.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
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I wouldn't recommend going to this school.AverageEconomics
I wouldn't recommend going to this school. The University of Waterloo has outdated programs, many poorly taught courses, a poor school atmosphere, very little school spirit, is very overpriced and overrated, relatively slow wi-fi internet, large classes (first year classes average 150-180 students) and feeling like a number, in my opinion bad administration, hypocritical behaviour, heavily biased co-op towards employers, and also employees who are complacent with the way things are.
5th Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Maintenance: B, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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I am currently in Therapeutic Recreation.AverageOther
I am currently in Therapeutic Recreation. The faculty were very nice and were willing to support me with my education. In first year, I thought the classes were great, because of the small amount of people in them and the fact that you could get to know classmates and profs on a more personal/equal level... instead of them treating you like a number and being condescending. Unfortunately, what they don't tell you in more detail is how terrible and difficult the co-op situation is for Rec students. Co-op is the reason why I have made my decision to leave Waterloo ...for good, and transfer to an Ontario College...a school that will actually help me succeed in obtaining practical experience and a stable job/career. I don't regret the first few years I spent at uWaterloo, because I made some pretty great friends from different faculties and even my hometown....but that still won't deter me from my decision to leave.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Education Quality: C-
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