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kkmarie
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Hi Everyone!

I'm hoping to gain some insight into which strategy for choosing a school is best. Would it be best to attend a "better ranked" school outside of your home province (that you are planning on returning to after graduation for work/life) or attend a school within your province that is lower ranked? 

Thanks for your feedback! 

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CleanHands
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It really depends on what the schools are, what kind of career you want to pursue, and other factors like tuition cost. There is no general answer to the question when posed in terms this broad.

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BlockedQuebecois
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28 minutes ago, CleanHands said:

It really depends on what the schools are, what kind of career you want to pursue, and other factors like tuition cost. There is no general answer to the question when posed in terms this broad.

Yeah, it’s hard to imagine a question with bigger swings based on which provinces you’re talking about. If you’re an Ontario student choosing between Windsor and UBC, the obvious answer is UBC. If you’re a BC resident choosing between UVic and U of T, the answer is probably UVic. 

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BirdsArentReal
1 hour ago, BlockedQuebecois said:

Yeah, it’s hard to imagine a question with bigger swings based on which provinces you’re talking about. If you’re an Ontario student choosing between Windsor and UBC, the obvious answer is UBC. If you’re a BC resident choosing between UVic and U of T, the answer is probably UVic. 

Would you be able to clarify why UVic over UofT? Is your implication that UVic is comparable enough to UofT in enough facets, thus reducing the weight of the opportunity cost of moving to Toronto?

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BlockedQuebecois
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2 minutes ago, BirdsArentReal said:

Would you be able to clarify why UVic over UofT? Is your implication that UVic is comparable enough to UofT in enough facets, thus reducing the weight of the opportunity cost of moving to Toronto?

If you live in BC and want to work in BC, the incredibly marginal benefits you gain from attending U of T are simply not worth the extra $60,000 in tuition plus increased living expenses you will incur if you go to U of T. 

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Darth Vader
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58 minutes ago, BirdsArentReal said:

Would you be able to clarify why UVic over UofT? Is your implication that UVic is comparable enough to UofT in enough facets, thus reducing the weight of the opportunity cost of moving to Toronto?

What advantages does a U of T degree have in Vancouver? In the past few years, only 1-3% of U of T graduates have worked outside of Toronto, New York, and Ottawa out of law school. ~80% work in Toronto and ~10% work in New York. 

https://www.law.utoronto.ca/student-life/career-development-office/career-statistics 

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