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7 colleges in University of Toronto

iwantcollegelifeiwantcollegelife Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
edited July 2013 in Canada
Just plain and simple...

What are good/bad about each college in The University of Toronto...and which ones are better than the other? What are the differences?

How do you choose?
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Replies to: 7 colleges in University of Toronto

  • NamelesStatisticNamelesStatistic Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    If you plan to live in residence what college you pick determines which residence you live in so check out the different residences your self and pick the college which has the one you like. Aside from that what college your in is pretty much irrelevant. It is just away for administration to break up the huge UofT student population into manageable groups for dealing administrative stuff. (Eg. If you were a Woodsworth student and you wanted to talk to a guidance counselor then you would go to the wooodsworth registrars office and see the woodsworth guidance counselor). It really has no bearing on what courses you take or anything. You can even take courses that are specifically offered at one college, eg. Victoria college has special "VIC" code courses but anyone can take tem if they wish even if they don't go to vic college. I am a Woodsworth college alumnus and I did not even have any courses in Woodsworth since I was a life sci major and most of the woodsworth buildings have criminology courses taught in them.
    Frankly, unless you live in residence, your college office is just where you go when you need to go deal with admin stuff, there really aren't many special privileges accorded to students of any particular college.
    No one really identifies with their college at all, except during Frosh week, after that it becomes completely irrelevant, there is no advantage in being a member of a specific college.

    If you plan to live on residence I suggest you check out the residences at each college before you choose and then pick which ever college has the residence you like best, because the costs of residence sometimes differ between colleges. Otherwise it doesn't really matter.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,209 Senior Member
    It's true that the college system is basically there to form smaller cohesive groups in the larger university, and that your residence choices will be limited to the dorms in that particular college. There are differences, of course, but in terms of course selection, it isn't likely to affect you. I disagree with the comment above that your college becomes 'completely irrelevant', though. One difference about Vic is that they have far more scholarship money available than any other U of T college. So, if you are an excellent student, you're likely to get some very nice scholarships there.
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