Hi! I'm a 4th year undergrad student at Western who got into Western and UofT, and while a lot of people are telling me this should be an easy decision, I'm finding myself struggling with making a choice.
I'm just wondering a few things:
- How much better off will I be graduating from UofT instead of Western. I know that firms love to hire from UofT, but if my goal is to try to work for the government as opposed to privately how much of a difference will it make for me?
- Work load. Does anyone have any insight into how work heavy the two programs are? For most of my undergrad I've studied 1 hour for each hour of lecture (not including the extra time I study for midterms/exams). Will I have to work a lot more than that? (I hope to be competing on a varsity team so I want to know how hard that will be to balance)
- Culture. How is the student culture at the schools. Particularly UofT, is it a "study study study" mentality? Or is it a bit more laid back?
Some of the comments here are so judgemental and ridiculous. If you like the shoes, can afford them and they look professional just wear them. Students wear expensive things to my office all the time. A few of the articling students are rocking Rolex watches. No one is giving them a “how dare you” look. If anything, they’ve gotten discrete compliments and the watches have started conversations with senior members who have much more expensive pieces. I wouldn’t want to work at a firm where I have to “work my way up” to wearing something expensive.
With that said, I wouldn’t wear Gucci loafers because they aren’t my style lol. But to each their own.
If UBC likes the composition of the classes it gets from this admissions criteria, why would they care to cater to your particular undergraduate institution or program?
They have more than enough applicants to get a great class using a simple cGPA/LSAT index. Anything more would be a waste of time and money.