Well, I need a bit of advice here. After long time struggling to decide whether at age 24 to switch careers or not, I've decided to do it and to apply for Physics programmes in Canada and the UK. The first offers have already been made and I the time to make a decision on where to go is drawing near. I might be making a similar topic for the UK, but this one's for Canadian universities. Thus far, I've namely been offered admission at the following universities: University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and University of Western Ontario. I'm still waiting for a response from the University of Victoria and the University of Alberta, and I've been rejected by McMaster University (did not have the necessary pre-requisites, presumably lacking Chemistry in my final year of high school). Based on this, which of the 5 above-mentioned universities do you think offers the best education and the most opportunities for an undergraduate Physics student? Any advice would be really helpful, because thus far the only reference points I have are university rankings, which would lead me to believe that UoT is best, followed by UBC, UoA and then possibly a tie between UoV and UWO. How accurate is this? Another point for me to consider would be differences in tuition fees and cost of living. UWO seems to be the cheapest and the cost of living is probably lower than BC or Toronto, as well (how is it compared to Edmonton, though?), but I'm not sure whether I would like to risk getting a better education in order to save some money. Though anywhere I go, my parents would be able to help me with my first year or two, I would need loans to support my studies. So all things being equal, I would prefer a cheaper alternative, however, quality of education still comes first and I guess if I'm taking a loan, I might as well take another 10 - 20k dollars if that will prepare me better for a job and possibly a PhD. Thanks in advance, guys and girls of PF.