Daniel's University Ranking 2013
Where should I spend the next four years of my life?
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Choosing the right university program for me
My Top Six Consideration Criteria
In order to gain acceptance into any post-secondary university program, the average of my top six Grade 12 courses is calculated and is a prerequisite for admission. Each university has a different admission average. Most universities will require greater than the minimum admission average requirement to guarantee acceptance into the program. This is the most important factor to me when considering university programs as I must be realistic in considering the options that are available to me given my current average. At the moment, I have an average of 94% and therefore I believe it is realistic for me to set a an expectation of 90% as the ideal average when considering universities. Given the importance I place on this criteria in affecting my choice of university, I have assigned 30% weight to the admission average in calculating university ranking.
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The final result came out to be Waterloo/Laurier’s joint program as the university that best fulfills my criteria. As this was the university program that I had in mind before completing the university evaluation ranking, this indicates that my formulas and my consideration criteria were perfectly appropriate. Some other interesting results were that U of T, which was one of my top three choices, surprisingly ended up finishing 6th as per my ranking criteria and McGill, which was my second choice, finished just as I had expected. This happened mainly because of McGill’s extraordinary academic reputation, admission average as well as my parent’s preference for that university program. Western finished third overall, and Queens finished 4th which was very close to what I had hypothesized. Therefore, the schools that I am interested in sending my application for admission to are Waterloo/Laurier, Western, Queens and McGill since the data told me that these universities highly correspond to my set criteria. My next steps are to investigate these programs further with regards to what supplemental applications are required to earn admission.
- Maclean's 2013 Canadian University Guidebook