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Schools Picking a University

  1. Jun 1, 2009 #1
    I've been accepted to both the University of Toronto and University of Waterloo for pure mathematics. I plan on working towards a phD in that field.

    I've heard that U of W is better for engineering and physics, while U of T is better for maths (applied & pure). However, I've also heard from many, many people that even though U of T is generally the more distinguished school, its pure maths specialist program (their honour's program) is extremely hard and keeps your GPA down - usually below the minimum requirements for grad school's, which is why many U of T grad's who want to go on to grad school can only go to U of T grad school.

    I'm not afraid of a challenge and I consider myself a bright kid, but at the same time I'm kind of nervous about accepting the offer to U of T based on the fact that I may not be able to go to another school for grad school because the GPA is kept low.

    Anyone have any advice?
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2009
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  3. Jun 1, 2009 #2
    What level do we consider "low?" Certainly you need a good GPA to get into a good grad school but if you develop other strong credentials then you don't need a 3.95.
  4. Jun 1, 2009 #3
    "low" is from 3.0 to 3.3
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