There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges, including this week’s School Spotlight, McGill University. McGill University, located in safe and beautiful downtown Montréal, enrolls over 27,000 undergraduates, approximately 30 percent of whom are international citizens. From accounting to world religions, there are hundreds of academic fields to choose from, and the University makes it easy for students to personalize their ideal course of study. Through the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, for example, students can combine an arts major with a science major, resulting in multi-track programs such as political science (BA) and psychology (BS), or women’s studies (BA) and biology (BS). Given McGill’s prime location, cultural and recreational diversions abound. Each year the University sponsors nearly 700 musical performances, while students can also choose from a wide range of athletic programs. In addition to options such as varsity ice hockey and club cheerleading, students can join the unique co-ed sport known as woodsmen that tests skills in axe throwing, wood chopping, and fire building. Good to know: no essay is required when applying to McGill. Rather, admissions decisions are made primarily on a student’s academic achievement.
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