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American Curious about Canadian Schools

seniorgirl94seniorgirl94 Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2012 in Canada
Okay, so, lately I have been highly considering attending a Canadian University, and I wanted to get some opinions about which Uni's I should apply to.

I want to study Anthropology(Specifically Forensic Anthropology, but I don't think I'll be specializing until Grad school anyway), I definitely want to live on campus, I would prefer to be in a rather large city, and I detest large classes. I can overlook it for entry level classes, and general education classes, but not for the entire four years.

I made an 1850 on my SAT(1270 without the writing) and I have a 3.7 GPA. I've taken two IB Classes and one AP(very few offered at my school). And I'm retaking the SAT in March, aiming for a 2000+.

I was looking at York, but that's pretty much just because my friend is also applying there.

Also, does anyone know anything about transferring credits from a Canadian university to an American one? I only ask because I like to be realistic, and while I've been abroad before and adapt to situations incredibly well, there's always a chance that it could go terribly wrong for me, and I might want/need to return to the Sates. I obviously don't plan on that happening, at all, but I like to be prepared.
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Replies to: American Curious about Canadian Schools

  • MichaelH37MichaelH37 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    First year classes are pretty large anywhere you go--unless you go to a special, private--or religious--school. After first year, classes get a lot smaller.

    York is a pretty good general education school.
    If you want to be in the Toronto area, why not apply to the U. of T. as well?
    Unless you are in the exact same classes with your friend, you'd only see each other after school anyhow. Being in the same city, you could still meet up for coffees or something.

    Transferring to an American school from an accredited Canadian school is pretty easy. Most Canadian schools are pretty good; (my opinion) you don't have the broad range you do in the US, from the Ivy League top-of-the-line schools to the questionable bare-bones school. It would depend more on your grades. If you get top marks in your program, transferring to any school in the States should be easy. If you get average marks, I don't think you could get into a Yale, MIT, or Harvard, but you could probably get into a less-elite school.
  • aregularguyaregularguy Posts: 130Registered User Junior Member
    I definitely want to live on campus, I would prefer to be in a rather large city

    Mcgill, Uoft or Ryerson.....York is not really in the city it is closer to the suburbs and is located in an industrial area.
    I detest large classes

    Unfortunately if you want to live in a "big city" you will have large classes especially when you take general courses (Especially at uoft and Mcgill). Schools with smaller classes are usually far away from cities and are of less renown and are smaller universities (many of these unis are very good for getting into grad school).

    good luck
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