Kevin's University Rating Project
What is my ideal university?
My Six Criteria
#1: Admission Average
#2: First-Year Retention Rate
#3: Student/Faculty Ratio
#5: Distance from home
#6: Male-Female Ratio
After seeing my university ranking, the result is pretty interesting. McMaster University becomes my 1st choice university, and UBC and University of Waterloo are in 2nd and 3rd places. Before doing this rating project, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and McMaster are my top three choices. After finish my rating, Waterloo and McMaster are still in my top 3 choices, therefore I am pretty happy about my previous decision. Surprisingly, UBC comes to the second place. I am used to prefer going to universities in Ontario, because I want to live closer with my family. Also I am interested in engineering and mathematic programs, and I know that Waterloo has one of the best engineering and math programs in the world. But the choice of UBC opens my mind that maybe I can try something new which I have never thought before. Based on my result, I will still focus more on Waterloo and McMaster, but I will also take a look at UBC because it fits lots of my interests.
Maclean's 2013 Guide to Canadian University (Book)
Maclean's On Campus: http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/