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Athletic Division
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)
Athletic Conference
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)
845 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, QC

McGill University Reviews

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Probably the best value for higher education in North America, period. As an American, you get the quality of UC-Berkeley or U of Michigan for barely more than what you'd pay at your in-state flagship. You also get to live in Montreal, an incredibly affordable, livable, diverse, and cultured city, where the drinking age is 18. If you're after big-time athletics and Greek life, don't come to McGill. But if anything, that makes the social scene far more welcoming and inclusive, because everyone's in it together. (It, of course, being the butt-kicking academics and total lack of coddling/hand-holding, which, trust me, are both things you will come to appreciate later in life if you don't know.)
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There is no denying that you will work very hard to succeed at this school. It is highly competitive, and requires a very high level of motivation. That being said, you are surrounded by outspoken and intelligent peers, and forward-thinking, passionate, and world-class professors. I am very satisfied with my experience at McGill and Montreal in general.
One thing I would like to point out is that the administration at McGill is abominable. If you are trying to see and advisor, access health services, or Service Point, you will inevitably wait a long time. Everything is so bureaucratic that it is impossible to get a simple and concrete answer from anyone that is not a professor.
Extremely large and impersonal classes your first two years as a science student. Student body lacks enthusiasm for the school and shows no school spirit. Buildings may look nice on the outside, but the insides are a huge disappointment. Many of the old buildings were gutted and remodeled inside without preserving the original style of the interior. A lot of classrooms lack windows and are very bland and depressing to sit in at 8:30 am for over an hour.