« on: January 22, 2008, 08:54:52 PM »
these canadian schools you mentioned have been rather firmly established as being lower-tier ugrad schools in the us.
I was under the impression that McGill had quite a good reputation in the U.S., for several reasons, including the huge number of Americans enrolled here who return to the U.S. for jobs/higher education.
Also, I know a lot of students here who simply couldn't afford Ivies, despite getting in (even international tuition is only 10, 000 a year or something here). I mean...no one chose it over Princeton or anything, but there's a pretty strong student body. Definitely considered the best undergrad Canadian institution...
I'd be interested to know if anyone has heard anything from adcomms regarding McGill or UofT for that matter?
What I can say is that certainly in my department, a large one in the Faculty of Arts, the curve is somewhere between 2.7 and 3.0, and this is enforced fairly strongly by the department. The academic standards are quite strict and I would definitely say there is grade DEflation, if anything.