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McGill University (Canada)

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Very money oriented university.Quite BrightBiology
Very money oriented university. You can feel it every where that all of the services from cafeteria to graduation photos are incredibly overpriced and the staff will never help you if it means paying less money to the university.
4th Year Female -- Class 1922
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Work hard, Play hard.Nutrition
Work hard, Play hard.
MacDonald Campus, Nutrition & Dietetics.
You are more tested on your ability to remember stuff by heart than use your logic. Classes are either ridiculously easy (getting 3 credits when really its a 0.5 credit course like food fundamental) or insane (3 credits for clinical nutrition when, let's be honest, the exam and course work is humanly impossible to absorb in one semester and should worth 6 credits). None of the subjects are consistent. McGill is constantly degrading in world ranking because they don't value their student or the quality of teaching. Most teachers are unapproachable and so are their TAs. I had consecutive classes in a same course where the material is just contradictory. McGill nutrition program is not about using your logic, facts or science, but pleasing the person grading your work. You'll most likely end up recommending bias health advice because you really don't know what's true and what's not true about nutrition getting out of the dietetics degree at McGill (where almost every teachers is getting subsidy from a branch of the food industry.. which i understand is normal... but it should not affect their perspectives on facts).

About McGill in general, there is truly more drinking, parties and drugs getting done on campus than studying in general. So you might, like everyone else, get through your 4 years too wasted to realize your education worth nothing (because you really didn't learn much, but eh? it looks good on paper right?). The party scene is high and Montreal is truly at the best student city in the world. Just consider that there are other universities in Montreal...

With constant cuttings in health care system, dietitian jobs are not exactly well paid. What kind of government would invest in health prevention? It's not like it's going to make their numbers looks good (too much spending for savings that will occurs in 10-15 + years). So do your research well before getting a degree in that domain. I've graduated 2 years ago with a GPA very superior to the average, multiple recommendation letters from my internships and only manage to get 2 x 4 months contracts.

Also, if you have a strong interest about nutrition, just make a day trip to campus, purchase the books at the bookstore, read them on your own and choose a better/decent degree for a career. If you have some eating di sorder (like half the students in this program), get some help. Learning so much about nutrition, calories, functional foods, etc. is more likely to make it worse than help you. Overall, If you really want to study nutrition, I recommend going to UdeM instead. From what's i've heard, teachers are more open to their students, students there get better internship placement (because at mcgill, you don't really get a say) and they are more invested in the community (website, organizing conference, etc).

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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McGill is an absolutely incredible value for money. So much cheaper and the degree looks good for grad school.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: C-
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