based on 5 students ratings
I've always wanted to take up my higher education in Canada. I did a lot of research before coming to Algoma. A Canadian resident friend also suggested to me this college, especially in business and economics. I had applied at the university directly by filling up an application form with an application fee of $125. I also sent all the official transcripts and proof of English proficiency. I had scored 93 in my higher secondary which helped me get through the admission process and availing scholarship for the same.
By studying Business Administration at Algoma, I got plenty of opportunities to network and build upon my connections in the business world. Some subjects included in the course curriculum were business administration, finance, economics, accountancy, marketing, and many more. Being in my third year, I can already say that I have a strong well-rounded foundation of business skills and concepts.
I choose Algoma because it is in a beautiful city, it is far away from my hometown while staying in the same province, it is one of the cheaper schools and their required average to get in to most programs is 60 so it was a guaranteed acceptance. While I was living in my hometown I was unhappy. I do not get along with family and needed to distance myself to keep good mental health so moving 10 hours away was a good option. It has truly helped my mental health.
The course curriculum is okay. It could be more diverse, but since it is a small school with only 2 full time art professors you cannot expect much diversity in the teachings. There are art mediums I wish I could learn but neither prof can teach it. I do however get very in depth curriculum on what they can teach.
It was convenient and close to home. They had a very excellent biology program with very esteemed and highly sought after professors. The close-knit community of the university was appealing, especially since the class sizes were small and you could make connections with the professors in a small and close learning environment.
The course curriculum focuses mainly on plant biology rather than human biology. However, this type of biology can be widely applied throughout the sciences. The courses offered are very comprehensive.
I had heard about this school through my guidance counsellor, she knew I was looking into smaller schools with more academic support; trying to compare them to the A-list Canadian Ivy League schools. When I applied to schools I had actually applied to a total of 10 schools overall (3 universities, 5 colleges, RMC, and NSCC). While waiting to hear back I sat down with my parents and made a pros and cons list of all the schools I had applied to with all possible factors. Once I had received my acceptance letters we visited the top choices (including Algoma). It was very enlightening and really helped put into perspective where I needed to be, I knew in my heart even before I said it out loud what school I would be attending in the fall of 2016. I chose Algoma for many reasons, but mainly for the size. Algoma is the smallest university in all of Ontario with just over 800 students on its main campus in Sault Ste. Marie.This meaning that class sizes are anywhere from 10-30 students in a typical classroom and 60 in a larger introductory course. Because of this, students have a much better relationship with professors and are actually given all of the tools and resources possible to do their best and get the grades they want/need. This was very important to me as in high school I found I struggled with academics quite a bit as I wasn't receiving the proper support I needed in order to thrive. Being in smaller classes, my teacher actually knows me by name and allows me to stop class to ask questions, makes time outside of office hours to meet and discuss as well as answers questions after class something most larger schools do not do.
I find the courses to be very interesting and well rounded we do offer a wide range of courses. The only thing I will say is that because of the way our courses run (every 1, 2, 5 or 10 years) there are time where a lot of your courses are reflecting similar content and it feels like all of your course content is the same even though it truly is luck of the draw it can be slightly annoying for individuals who prefer more diversity.
It is a small university with low fees and also it is known for its biology course.
It is different from India and also involves more hands-on experience with assignments and other scores.