McGill University Reviews
I wouldn't change anything about my time at McGill! I go to another school now post-grad and McGill was by far the best experience: academics, professors, vibe on campus. Students at McGill are chill - friendlier than other schools I've been to, even though I know some reviews on here say otherwise; and smart. Yes, there's competition - but that's any school. It was definitely not hard to make friends. McGill deserves its solid reputation - which I must say, has helped me immensely post-grad. I do believe I've gotten the jobs placements and further education I have had because I have McGill on my CV. I really recommend McGill, especially for someone looking for a Bachelor of Science degree. You'll have to work very hard to do well, but it's certainly possible.
McGill was a challenging university in an incredible city! It's a school that pushes you to live up to it's top tier expectation, and in doing so it holds you to the highest standards of academics. You'll spend hours and hours in the library, made full on coffee, but when you leave in four years, you'll do so content and proud of what you accomplished. It's a school that prizes research, though it doesn't offer undergraduates with many opportunities to get involved in this research. Overall, it is rigorous school in a lively city that will expect and challenge you to be a competitive scholar.
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.)