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So far I am in my first year at McGill (U1) and it is online due to the Covid pandemic. However, I am enjoying my experience at McGill because my teachers have adapted very well to the online teaching. I hope it continues like this!
My teacher's have adapted very well to the online experience. Therefore my experience is very good. Sometimes the teacher's internet may cut out which can be frustrating when it is constantly happening but the teachers are very understanding about this whole situation.
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!
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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!
It was decent. Varied from class to class. A lot of professors made accommodations in Arts. Language Classes not so much though.
There is literally no where I would have rather spent the last four years of my life. Is McGill challenging? Yes. Professors are difficult? For sure. Work hard, play hard culture? The hardest. Academic advising? Nonexistent. Food? Meh.
The campus is big, so join Greek life or a club to find your home away from home.
Montreal is the BEST city to live in from the ages of 18-22, take advantage of everything the city has to offer. Don't go to U of T.
Despite being a city school, McGill throws down. If you don't know about Frosh, Carnival, Science Games, Greek Week, Hype Week, etc... Find some aftermovies online. You won't regret it.
Amazing international environment. Europe in North America. Great professors who are attentive to students. University location is very good. Students are engaged and intelligent and there is a lot to learn from each other.
Online experience was good during the coronavirus, only had one professor who did not resume lectures online. Still did well in that class. Professors were more available for online consultation.
I've never taken an online class before but I'm pretty sure McGill University handles the worldwide pandemic controllably.
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.
The thing with Mcgill is that it attracts a certain type of people. It was difficult finding people who were like me. Socializing could be difficult because of the excessive party scene. The establishment itself seemed very disconnected from the student body at times with things like the University's donations to fossil fuel industries. I wish the school communicated and supported the students more.
McGill is a great school with an amazing social experience for those social butterflies out there. Just get ready for a lot of work and never finding a seat/fighting for a seat in the library during finals.
Lot's of diversity between profs and students. Academics are taken very seriously here. Possibly more than many are used to. In the end, the experience is super rewarding.
My time at McGill has been the best. I can't imagine myself happier anywhere else. I love all of my professors, even the hard ones. Residence life is awesome, and I go out to explore the city every weekend.
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!
It is a great school, the people are very welcoming and it is in the heart of downtown Montreal, so it is very close to everything. The school itself is difficult academically and financially, but it teaches you to manage your time and find effective ways to study as well. The professors are nice for the most part depending on your program, some can be very accommodating and understanding.
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My favourite part about McGill is the amazing professors, who are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their fields. On the other hand, there is little support for students in terms of mental health and assistance with logistic affairs.
I really enjoyed Mcgill because of the amazing education, location, and student body. It was very internationally and open-minded, which allowed me to get a more diverse and well-rounded education, while also getting to meet lots of different people from all around the world. I have almost no problem with it, except that there is no American Thanksgiving break.
McGill is very much a work-hard, play-hard environment. It is very international, diverse, and liberal. It's challenging being in such a competitive and high-achieving environment so it's important to join clubs, go outside
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