Does Canada have LACs?

<p>In the US I'm considering Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Smith, etc for art history and French. But I'm also interested in studying in Canada. Can anyone suggest any good art history programs in Canada? I would prefer if they were LAC-like, but I know that Canada doesn't have as many schools as the US. SO I'll take what I can get.</p>


<p>Black female from Charlotte, NC
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<p>I can guaruntee glowing recs and a pretty good essay. Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>Wow your HS must be competitive...</p>

<p>Canada has a few smaller schools that are equivalent to the US LACs...I'd recommend looking into St Francis Xavier (Nova Scotia), Mount Allison, Acadia, and Bishops.</p>

<p>Actually, a site that may be most helpful to you is <a href=""&gt;;/a>, which is rankings of Canadian universities. Generally, schools with an enrolment of under 5,000 are in the Undergraduate category, around 15,000 in the Comprehensive, and around 30,000 in the Medical/Doctoral category (but this is a rough approximation!)</p>

<p>Good luck with your search!

<p>BTW, if you're interested in french, Bishop's is in Lennoxville, Quebec, and Mount Allison is in New Brunswick. Quebec is an entirely french province, and New Brunswick is officially bilingual, so both would give you amazing opportunities to practice your french in real world settings :) But bear in mind that Quebecois french and especially Acadian french are quite different from Parisian french!</p>

<p>I really don't know how the above universities stack up for Art history, but my recommendation for french would be to go to a french province ;) for a medium sized school, around 15,000, I know Concordia University in Montreal is supposed to be good, and it has a reputation as a good school for fine arts and such.</p>

<p>Go to mount allison. rumour has it if it were in the medical doctoral cateogory it would give U of T and Mcgill a run for their money in the rankings. St. francis is another good alternate though. Stay away from Bishops it has a high school feel to it like a community college rather than a university.
You're SAT's are hight enough for Mount allison too and your GPA is fine. They won't look at your EC's or require an essay. I don't forsee a problem with you getting in. Best of luck.</p>

<p>What's a LAC? A school without engineering?</p>

<p>LAC = Liberal Arts College. Generally under 5,000 students, they offer a smaller choice of majors (if you're interested in a specialized or obscure field, you might be out of luck) but offer much smaller class sizes, a lot of teacher student interaction, and at least in science, more research opportunities for undergrad.</p>

<p>St F X, is the most well known LAC in Canada.</p>

<p>I actually know very little about them cuz I wasn't researching LACs, but from Macleans ratings, st F X comes out on top for the canadian LACs :)</p>

<p>There really isn't the distinction of large universities and LACs in Canada in the same way there is in the U.S. While some Canadian schools are indeed smaller, like St. Francix Xavier with approximately 3500 students, they usually still do have a fairly wide range of majors and also graduate programs. Queens, York and Guelph are thought to be the best for an Art History major.</p>

<p>what is a good LAC in Canada for economics?</p>

<p>St. francis is number one in Canada only the last couple of years in the liberal arts category. Mount Allison, still has the best reputation. Knew a guy who recently got into Harvard grad straight from Mt Allison. someone mentioned York, it's not a liberal arts university and not well regarded, except in a couple of grad areas. law and business. stay away from it for undergrad. btw, the whole undergrad ranking at Macleans, does not mean liberal arts so be careful, or ask us Canucks for clarification. for example, Ryerson is a very techincal college and not known for liberal arts.</p>

<p>ivyleaguer, if you'll notice I specifically mentioned those three schools, including York, in response to the question regarding art history programs. Regardless of what you think of York, it has a fine reputation for fine arts, which would include the art history department.</p>

<p>So how hard do you think it will be for me to get into the above mentioned schools? Can you seperate them into reaches, mathes, and safeties?</p>

<p>I would look at st. francis and mount allison and maybe Acadia if I were you. Contact the schools and ask for some information and perhaps visit if you can. you're a match for all schools mentioned with your stats.</p>

<p>The only negative I can think of is your GPA, but I don't know much about any of these schools, so I think ivyleaguer is right---check out their websites, get some info, etc. </p>

<p>Good luck :)

<p>For admission in Canadian universities in general, I thought that universities only look at numbers (GPA & maybe SAT scores if you're from the states). They do not look for EC's, reccomendations, essays etc..... I dont think...</p>

<p>Can someone confirm that?</p>

<p>The only Canadian school that I'm aware of is UBC (University of British Columbia). I don't know anything about it, but I can tell you that BC is an amazing location. Worth a look.</p>

<p>it's a fine school (UBC) but not a liberal arts college. Simon Fraser U is more par with liberals arts. the so called stanford of Canada, if you want to go to a liberal arts college in BC.</p>


<p>What about Trent and Wilfred Laurier?</p>

<p>Are they any good? I intend to take business admin/mgmt.</p>