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Old 10-10-2004, 02:37 AM   #1
r_jensen11
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2 Canadian universities


I'm in the market to apply to universities right now. So far I'm thinking of 2 in Minnesota, to keep it local, and 2 in Canada, which coincidentally are in Nova Scotia. I'm thinking of applying to St. Mary's University and St. Francis Xavier, both of which I hear have good reputations for business. Can anyone confirm or deny this for me? Also, what would be the odds for someone like myself to get into them (and particularly, their business schools?)

My accomplishments are as follows:

30 on ACT
1200 on SAT (would I have to let them know either ACT or SAT scores?)
Member of NHS
Youth President of *city's name* Youth Coffeehouse Initiative, spending around 2 hours a week on a normal week
Bank tellar at M&I, with about 17 hours a week on average
3.9GPA on 4.0 scale
Courses taken this year:

AP Macro Economics (1 quarter)
AP Micro Economics (1 quarter)
Honors English 12 (2 quarters)
AP US Government (1 quarter)
Adv. Foods (1 quarter)
Adv. Photo 2 (1 quarter)
Sociology (1 quarter)

Courses I plan to take next semester as post-secondary enrollment opportunity:
Calculus 2
Physics
2 other classes to fill up unused credits

Now, am I also right in thinking that both of those schools are about $18k CA (Or around $14US?) or are they using non-canadian currency for their prices?

And would I need a student visa in order to study there if I came home for Christmas holiday?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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Hello there,

I am orignally from Nova Scotia, and am familier with both Canadian schools you mentioned.

My honest opionin is this. SMU has a piss poor computer sciences program, but the rest of their courses are solid. St. Fx is a great school for Computer Sciences, but I'm not sure about the rest of their courses.

If you want a fantastic computer school in Canada I highly recommend CDI College. I went there and let me tell you it's a very intense program. Right from day 1 you're working with computers, doing just what you signed up for. There's none of these bs Engligh, History, etc. that don't have any revellence to CS. Also they don't jump all over the CS world. If you want to be a network/sys admin they have a course for that. If you want to be a programmer they have a specialized course in that. Web admin, or just general computer office worker, it's all covered.

Also another school I would highly recommend for any course, aside from CS is Dalhousie University.

Halifax, NS has the highest concentration of schools/universities anywhere in North America. Now because of that fact there is 0 job opportunities to be had.

Just something for you to think about.

If you have any further questions please feel free to post back and I'll do what I can to answer them.

Cheers

Tap
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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Hello there,

I am orignally from Nova Scotia, and am familier with both Canadian schools you mentioned.

My honest opionin is this. SMU has a piss poor computer sciences program, but the rest of their courses are solid. St. Fx is a great school for Computer Sciences, but I'm not sure about the rest of their courses.

If you want a fantastic computer school in Canada I highly recommend CDI College. I went there and let me tell you it's a very intense program. Right from day 1 you're working with computers, doing just what you signed up for. There's none of these bs Engligh, History, etc. that don't have any revellence to CS. Also they don't jump all over the CS world. If you want to be a network/sys admin they have a course for that. If you want to be a programmer they have a specialized course in that. Web admin, or just general computer office worker, it's all covered.

Also another school I would highly recommend for any course, aside from CS is Dalhousie University.

Halifax, NS has the highest concentration of schools/universities anywhere in North America. Now because of that fact there is 0 job opportunities to be had.

Just something for you to think about.

If you have any further questions please feel free to post back and I'll do what I can to answer them.

Cheers

Tap
Thanks for the info, Tap-Out. What I'm interested in right now, I think, is more along the lines of business degrees, possibly accounting, economics, BMA perhaps, I don't know. I really like the fact that it would cost about the same for me to go there (either of the 2 schools) as it would for me to go to the University of Minnesota, but The UofM also has a really good business school (Carlson School of Management.) From the online tours, it appears that St.FX has a more attractive campus than SMU, is this accurate? And would it be possible to find a job on-campus for St.FX relativley easily? I've got to get off of the comp, now, though, have to go to work (M&I, at $9.75 US, it's solid for a high-schooler)

Once again, thanks Tap, maybe I'll email you about the universities if I get the chance.

Rob
 
  


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