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  • ItsJustSchoolItsJustSchool Registered User Posts: 1,974 Senior Member
    And Waterloo has arguably the best math program in the world.

    This is the very first time I have ever heard this. Why would you say this? I am curious what makes you think so?

    U Toronto is very good at math; you can see, for example in the Putnam results. And with the College system, I would think doing Math at U Toronto would not feel like you were part of that Massive student body.

    Engineering- no argument, I simply do not know. But Math? Really? I am curious to hear your logic.
  • arkm110arkm110 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @zach1198‌ good luck. Hopefully you make it. Can I ask you generally what your scores are?
  • arkm110arkm110 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @manas1997‌ what do you mean that 98% of US is 90 in Canada? How do the grades get converted. For example what is a 3.8 gpa. What is a 3.5 gpa? What is a 3.3 gpa?
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    @ItsJustSchool It has the largest math faculty in North America, meaning there will be plenty of research opportunities. Their Math program is supplanted by a GREAT Computer Science and Engineering Programs. This is an Applied Mathematicians dream. What's more is that you have a world class theoretical physics institute as a neighbor. On top of all of that, you have got the best co-op program in the world(and there is no argument there). As for the Putnam results, you need to understand that Waterloo was founded in 1956, UofT much before that, meaning the top mathematicians would have went to UofT during 1938 till past the 1960's(due to Waterloo starting up and what not.) . HOWEVER, since that time, Waterloo has had the same amount of top 5 performances as UofT. I should also mention that UofT hasn't gone into the top 5 since 2006, Waterloo since 2010. In terms of the world, Waterloo has the best combo of research and internships/co-ops than schools like MIT(GREAT math program, don't get me wrong, but they are very heavy into research). IMO, the only school that has such opportunities is NYU(GREAT applied math program). Again, this is only my opinion, some will say that MIT is the best, and he/she will have a good argument, but Waterloo I heard is the only school that gives a Bmath, so one would realize how invested they are into math.
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    @arkm110 I said that because an A in Ontario is an 85, while in the US it is a 93, so you can see that the US marks are inflated compared to ontario. Again I said take it with a grain of salt because I truly do not know.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 13,608 Senior Member
    arkm110 I said that because an A in Ontario is an 85, while in the US it is a 93, so you can see that the US marks are inflated compared to ontario. Again I said take it with a grain of salt because I truly do not know.

    You can just as easily say that Ontario has letter grade inflation and by making the cutoff for an A 85% they are making it easier for Ontarians to get an A.
  • arkm110arkm110 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    So after all, what is a 3.3, 3.5, and 3.8 gpa? I just wanna get an idea
  • zach1198zach1198 Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    @arkm110 Thank you. I have about a unweighted 93 average(9-11) in all honors classes, except for English. I got a 33 on the act. And This current year's average is currently a 95 and all honors and AP.
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    @TomSrOfBoston‌ Yes, but you are assuming that the way one marks in the US is exactly the same as in Canada. What if it is just as hard to get an 85 in Canada as to get a 93 in the states. From my experience, it is difficult to get a 90 in canada. My friends have gotten 90's in grade 9,10,11 but as soon as it came to grade 12, they dropped. Now I got good grades, 9- 90, 10-90, 11-87, but in 12 I am getting a 95, definitely an outlier.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 13,608 Senior Member
    @TomSrOfBoston‌ Yes, but you are assuming that the way one marks in the US is exactly the same as in Canada. What if it is just as hard to get an 85 in Canada as to get a 93 in the states. From my experience, it is difficult to get a 90 in canada. My friends have gotten 90's in grade 9,10,11 but as soon as it came to grade 12, they dropped. Now I got good grades, 9- 90, 10-90, 11-87, but in 12 I am getting a 95, definitely an outlier.

    My point is that no one can compare the two marking systems nor claim that one is more stringent than the other. Maybe someone can do a doctoral dissertation on the issue.
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    @TomSrOfBoston idk if you were serious about the dissertation, but I did mention to take what I said with a grain of salt.
  • arkm110arkm110 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    In terms of the campus life. Which campus is best? UTSC, Mississauga, St George, or university of Waterloo
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    Depends, if you are into drinking and what not, St. George. However, Waterloo is more close knit. UofT has 80k ppl, it's easy to get lost.
  • arkm110arkm110 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I'm not into drinking or partying however I do like a pretty large crowd. Would Waterloo or Mississauga fit that?
  • manas1997manas1997 Registered User Posts: 597 Member
    idk, St. George would though.
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