A world class school in a great city (Montreal), McGill University has “a nearly unparalleled reputation” around North America and the world, and gives students “the tools [they] need, a positive environment,” and the space for them to make their own opportunities. The school is known for “embracing the internationality of all the students”; those who attend pay “a fraction of the cost that a top private school in the U.S. would cost,” and a McGill degree “opens the most doors for graduating students.” It is “everything you want to learn and do, found in 19th century buildings and snow.”
Every McGill student has an abiding love for Montreal, which provides “a bilingual environment in a major metropolitan city.” “McGill is very much a Montreal school… it’s not uncommon for students to start renting an apartment their first year.” Not to mention one other aspect: “The legal drinking age of 18 was unimportant to me when I applied, but very quickly I discovered its value,” says a student. The bar and club scene in Montreal is “famous and with good reason,” and Thursday is campus bar night. “The music scene and making dinners” for large groups of friends are also wildly popular activities.
The Macdonald Campus of McGill is actually “quite different” from the much larger downtown campus: the “community is smaller, in a scenic area (between the waterfront and a forest)” and there is a “different atmosphere [and a] different social life.” McGill is also close to lots of good ski hills, which gives plenty of opportunities for students to leave Montreal, as well. “You have much more freedom to do what you want and there are endless places to visit, during the day and at night,” says a junior finance major.
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