University of Toronto (Scarborough)
The UTSC Experience
I opted for this particular college because I liked the programs and the overall atmosphere of the university. They have a downtown campus and two satellite campuses; one in Mississauga and another in Scarborough. I liked that it was close to my hometown as well.
I can't actually make a decision yet as I don't know how much of what I'm learning right now will apply to grad school or to jobs outside of university. Currently, I think the curriculum is reasonable.
Exams are usually multiple choice questions in larger courses and sometimes short answer questions in smaller courses. There are usually 50 - 80 multiple choice questions on any given exam and the exams usually last 2 hours.
I believe that the faculty put more effort into maintaining a 70% average in the course rather than teaching effectively. I sometimes feel like they value their research more than they value teaching.
Most fees are spent on courses, which is understandable, but there are other fees such as microtransactions and student union fees, which I feel are just a rip off.
Monthly Expense : $500 - $1500