Univ of Toronto

mathphy
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Univ of Toronto

Postby mathphy » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:05 pm

I just wanted to know, what is the general opinion on the University of Toronto for Physics?

I know that they have a lot of research in optics going on, and it is one of the top universities in Canada.

What I want to know is, is it generally considered 'better' to attend here than to attend a mid-ranked school in the US?

surjective
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Re: Univ of Toronto

Postby surjective » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:10 pm

I'd put U of T somewhere around 8-10 in my rankings of best physics departments in the world. Toronto's also not the worst town in the world, although the winters are pretty cold (think Detroit but a bit colder).

If you can get in there, though, you are doing pretty well.

Best of luck with your grad schooling.

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Re: Univ of Toronto

Postby Mataka » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:20 pm

U of T somewhere around 8-10 in my rankings of best physics departments in the world.


Well I think U of T is a very decent university, but 8-10 in th world, come on ;) That being said, I do think that going to a top school in Canada is way better than going to a medium school in the US.

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Re: Univ of Toronto

Postby dct64xx » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:40 pm

My general sense of U of T (and this is really based on nothing at all) is that it's somewhere around 30th in the world (maybe plus or minus 10). Maybe not quite up there with the best US universities, but still a great place to go.

mathphy
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Re: Univ of Toronto

Postby mathphy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:15 am

Thanks so much, everyone.

I have one more concern- there is a lot of talk on other forums, saying that Univ of Toronto is actually a terrible place to go to, that the professors dont spend any time on the students, and that it would be a terrible decision to go there.

Anyone already at the Univ of Toronto, able to give me some feedback on that?

Thanks...

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Re: Univ of Toronto

Postby noojens » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:03 pm

Have you been admitted?




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