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McGill is a public university located in Canada. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,181 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the McGill acceptance rate is 46%.
845 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, QC, Canada
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McGill was a wonderful adventure and an excellent value, offering a wide range of faculties from Medicine, to Dentistry, Psychology, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Business, Sciences, Education, Engineering, Music, Arts, Law, Environment and Agriculture, Social Work, Computer Sciences, and on.
The city of Montreal was a great asset providing wonderful restaurants, shops, nightclubs, and world class museums, all walking distance from McGill.
The dorms are nearby, some of which are nestled into the side of Mount Royal, Montreal’s “Central Park” with walking paths, bike and ski paths and sloping hill and shallow lake up top, perfect for relaxing in the fall and spring and skating and hot chocolate in the winter. Gorgeous mountains for climbing and skiing are within 2 hrs.
Classes are rigorous, students are serious, and much was time spent in the library.
Many nationalities were present with many students speaking 2-4 languages.
Just a wonderful experience!
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McGill University is a world-class, publicly-funded research university (ranked at ~25 in the world) that heavily focuses on academics. The typical undergraduate student is expected to work hard and guide himself and his studies independently with very little assistance. There are almost 30,000 undergraduate students and about 6,000 or so graduate students located in the heart of Montréal, a vibrant and multi-faceted city. This strong focus on academic study and large size influence the atmosphere; for instance, student services are rarely straightforward and it can take a long time to track down an advisor. In addition, McGill's sports teams are laughingstocks compared to the expensive, organized affairs in the United States. On the other hand, the priority accorded to academics and research means that the low tuition fees are not spent on extravagant affairs or a bloated administrative structure.
No question, if you are an excellent US student seeking top notch academic University, affordable, and offers a unique cultural setting, then McGill University in Montreal is the best choice, in my opinion . McGill has 12 Nobel Prize winners listed among its alumni. William Shatner, Capt. Kirk of Star Trek, and Leonard Cohen, singer and songwriter, and Burt Bachrach, song writer are well known in their fields. McGill is above half of what Harvard costs. And culturally, Montreal has so much to offer ( Bilingual City : French/ English), great food, good music, and beautiful historic buildings. The McGill is located in the heart of Montreal. So everything is close. Student off campus residences are located in quaint old building near the University. For US undergrad or Grad students looking for a European/American unique cultural milieu, McGill would be my first choice.