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McGill University

McGill University, 845 Sherbrooke Street, W. Montreal, QC, Canada
4.04 / 5 based on 198 reviews.
Description:
Chartered in 1821, McGill began instruction in 1829 with the founding of the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty of Arts followed in 1843, succeeded by modern languages, commercial studies, and sciences. Over the decades the University steadily added to its programs, facilities, and professional schools.


Programmes
Accreditations
94% of students recommend
198 reviews
Housing
3.7/5
All experiences (198)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (78)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (90)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (24)
Expenses
3.8/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
DONT FORGET TO VISIT ALL THE TOWNS AROUND MONTREAL LIKE LAVAL!! YOU MUST VISIT QUEBEC, IT IS BEAUTIFUL. GO BY THE METRO STATION AND DONT FORGET YOUR COAT DURING WINTER TIME!! TRY TO VISIT MONTREAL DURING AUGUST, IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND KEEP YOUR NEW FRIENDS. Read Review
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13 5-star reviews of McGill University

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Review by ANDREA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Language, Independent
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? YOU HAVE MORE SPACE
Personal comments:
IT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE.MCGILL HAS A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF EDUCATION.ALL THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE PROGRAM MET MY GOALS.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I WILL NEVER FORGET AL VAN HUT MY FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE A CUP OF COFFE. THE ORATORY OF SAINT JOSEPH, THE CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME,JACOB'S SHIRTS, PEGABO'S SHOES, AND SIMARD AND VOYAGEUR.
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ACADEMIC    
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
MAKE MORE PROJECTS ABOUT THE COURSE THAT YOU ARE LEARNING



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
I THINK THEY ARE EXCELLENT

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
I WENT TO MONTREAL LOOKING FOR A BETTER PLACE NOT ONLY TO LIVE BUT ALSO TO LEARN.MY EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT BECAUSE I ACQUIRED EVERYDAY THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE TO TALK IN ENGLISH. ALL THE STUDENTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD HAD A DIFFERENT LEVEL IN ENGLISH, SO IT MADE MORE EASE FOR ME TO ADAPT MY SELF TO THIS EXPERIENCE.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
BECAUSE IT WAS NECESSARY TO KEEP IN TOUCH BY PHONE. HOUSING WAS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN MY HOST COUNTRY BECAUSE I HAD TO PAY A GOOD PLACE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY, AND IT WAS RENTED. NIGHTLIFE WAS LESS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE I DIDNT USE TO GO OUT AT NIGHT AND TRAVEL WAS LESS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE I HAD NOT MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL.
Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
I DIDNT HAVE ANY SURPRISE.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
NOT REALLY
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
KEEP THE HIGH LEVEL OF EDUCATION



FINAL COMMENTS

DONT FORGET TO VISIT ALL THE TOWNS AROUND MONTREAL LIKE LAVAL!! YOU MUST VISIT QUEBEC, IT IS BEAUTIFUL. GO BY THE METRO STATION AND DONT FORGET YOUR COAT DURING WINTER TIME!! TRY TO VISIT MONTREAL DURING AUGUST, IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND KEEP YOUR NEW FRIENDS.
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