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McMaster University

38 reviews
4.21 / 5 based on 38 reviews
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
Languages
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was pretty good, the university has a variety of programs to improve study, essay-writting and verbal skills
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
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Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Overall, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The city bus is free for students, It really saves you a fortune ¡ However the good booze is really expensive
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
The Mac's courses web site was not updated, besides there was no information regarding the terms of offering of the subjects
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
I disagree with certain aspects of final examinations, ones is that you write the exams in large spaces with other groups (it felt like students were cattle) an the other thing is that you dont have a review of the final exam. At least in my home university, nothing of this happens.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
4.9/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Just more complete information about courses
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
4
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The staff from Housing services should make a better effort in selecting roommates, There are some mistakes walking around in the hallways of Bates
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Just like all universities in Ontario, Mcmaster will be facing some problems with the growth of student population over the next years. Nevertheless, they working hard to accomplish the quality standars for academic and On-campus life
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
3.8/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Student life dominates the city
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Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The nightlife in Hamilton is nothing extraordinary, althought its just adequate
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Nikki
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores - Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
McMaster University
5.0/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Living on campus is pretty good, specially in Bates because it's a apartment-style residence, which I believe is much comfortable than traditional residences
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