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The University of Waterloo (Canada)

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Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (0), Grades (11), Sports/Extracurriculars (4), College Essay (1)
I got good grades in high schoolSep 22 2017Other
Admission have been a lot more competitive in theAug 26 2016Electrical Engineering
Admission have been a lot more competitive in the last couple of years, and many say if they were to apply now, they would not get in. Getting in will now require not only high grades, but involvement in IB or AP. More students are applying from outside Ontario as well. A good portion of my class are from the prairies, BC, or overseas. For the best chance to get in, try to enroll in IB or other enriched high school programs. Spend summers taking classes going towards contests. Do what you can to get high marks for grade 11/12
If you can't get in anywhere else then letAug 24 2016English
If you can't get in anywhere else then let this be your final option.
Coming to Waterloo, I was full of hope aboutMar 29 2015Biology
Coming to Waterloo, I was full of hope about the future. The school is said to have a great reputation and to foster innovation in their students. What you quickly learn is that many people are miserable. It is very difficult to meet people who are similar to you (unless you are Asian). People are obsessed with academics. We hear of suicides all the time and most importantly the mental health services are in a horrible state. If you suffer from mental illness, expect disastrous access to care (e.g. they barely have therapy available and when they do it is so infrequent that it is basically pointless to even attend). So many people that I know are always down and it is easy to become isolated.

The school will invest money into improving its reputation over improving quality of life for students.

Expect to be treated like a number by academic advisers provided they even have the time to meet with you!

I would consider myself a good student and I had no trouble getting in to good grad programs, so what I have written is not a due to frustrations at not being successful.

I would strongly recommend you run as far andMar 27 2015Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I would strongly recommend you run as far and as fast as you can to any other institution as you possibly can.

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