I’ve got offer letters from McGill SE and UTSG CS Trinity College. I had always been set on going to U of T, but recently I have had some doubts (mainly about U of T’s student life). Anyone’s opinion will help :).
Some things about me:
- Hard-working with a 98 average
- I am a student from Ontario with the goal of working in the industry, potentially specialize in an Ivy League school and even start a start-up.
- Not great at french
- Passionate about AI
- European background
Money is not an issue but it is something to keep in mind; here is my situation:
Since my dad is a Quebec resident I get tuition reduced to around 2.5k per year (5k total including fees) while U of T is around 6k for the first year and 11k for the rest. At McGill, I also received a 20k scholarship (5k per year) provided that I keep at least a 3.5 in the first year and a 3.7GPA in the following years.
At U of T, I was granted an entrance scholarship of 7.5k (non-renewable). So all in all McGill is around 40k cheaper.
I’ve done a lot of reading so I know quite a bit already. However, I could really use some advice on the following questions:
- Which one has a better reputation in Canada and the US in the last 5 years?
- I heard McGill’s CO-OP got really revamped where it is 4 terms of 4 months. Does anyone know just how good it is? What companies hire (I heard AI has grown in Montreal would I have a chance to work in it)? Would not knowing French well hurt my opportunities? Is U of T’s CO-OP a lot better? (CO-OP is one of my biggest decision-makers)
- I heard Toronto has more job opportunities than Montreal, is that true? And if it is, by what margin?
- Which uni is more up to date on their education/technology?
- Which uni would I be happier & less stressed at?