That's crazy for Waterloo. I just checked UBC computer science, $6500 tuition and student fees.
I was curious about â€śgeneralâ€ť state college in the US for example say you have a kid who is 18, pretty smart and wants to be a nurse.
Basically they are done in 4 years and at 22 are making minimum 75k$ year...from there with that degree you can stay on the floor or get to â€śmaybeâ€ť peak 150$k per year by mid 30â€™s at high level admin. Keep in mind all of the pension and other high level benefits.
For general degrees does it really matter where you go? Does anyone care if their nurse is MIT or Harvard trained?
Also is living on res a â€śthingâ€ť after first year? I am more of a trades guy but spent a lot of weekends at Queens and Western when I was 18-20 visiting friends. They all left residence after 1 year. Same with my nieces, one is at UVIC and the other at McGill. My one niece works summers at BC ferries and lives at home during the summer.
You picked one of only 2 degrees that you can get and be a "professional" with an undergrad, Nursing and Engineering. For the record I spent 4 years in Dorms. My daughter probably will also. Depends on the Univ and the individual. Someplaces almost no one stays on campus other places lots do.
If you want to just be a nurse or Engineer where you go really doesn't matter (well If your engineer don't go to Purdue, though I do here its a good foundation for becoming a lawyer) But if you want to work in something cool / advanced etc. where you go can matter.
My daughter finishing her 2nd year in BioMed engineer is now doing research on a wound healing gene on mice. You would not get that opportunity at any school. College can be about more than getting the paper, it can also be about making a network, being introduced to people and places and for those things places matter.
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Triathlete since 9:56:39 AM EST Aug 20, 2006.
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