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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%.
McGill University Reviews
Rating 3.91 out of 5 452 reviews
A top 20 school in North America, in the #1 rated city for students in North America, for about the lowest price in North America for locals and internationals. Campus is compact, has a great vibe and you can walk to your classes easily (except when there's ice on the hill!) You get high-level academics, smart peers, great night life (when you're not studying), and you can afford to share an apartment with friends near campus downtown. Lots of research opportunities in labs on work being done for publication. You get treated like an adult, no handholding, and the academics are a major adjustment from high school. Fellow students are cool and helpful. Early classes can be huge, but the profs are mostly great and the classes get smaller higher up. If you're looking for a "college" where everyone's into football, it's not the place. It's a university, but on a great scale, in a bilingual city with diverse students. Love this place!
I love my academic experience at McGill so far! My professors seem to be really passionate about the material they teach and it comes across even over a Zoom format. You really have to be proactive and independent to thrive at McGill and know how to ask for what you want. TAs and professors always seem willing to help. Most teachers have been very understanding with what's going on during the pandemic. Students are not overly competitive and can be quite collaborative, very helpful to join a class group chat in the beginning of the semester.
Overall, if you enjoy a large city setting school, McGill is for you. The classes for underclassmen have a large amount of students, so it can be very difficult to create close relationships with professors or other students. Despite this, the classes challenge you well and there are many different classes to take. The school has pros and cons like any other school, and it depends on the preference you have for schools.