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Upper Canada College

Student rating 5/ 5 by University of Western (Ontario) student
200 Lonsdale Road Toronto ON M4V 1W6 Canada

Academic

Upper Canada Collegereview by University of Western (Ontario) student. UCC's strengths lie in the mix of all aspects of life that the students master. From sports to academics to theatrics to music to community service, UCC makes sure they have the best in everything. Mostly all of UCC has prepared me for the academic rigors of university. I have learnt much from the IB programme (which is taught very well at UCC), and am confident in my future success at Western because of UCC. Teachers at UCC have a way of teaching the material that is beyond what any other school can offer. UCC's teaching philosophy is more of a focused on discussions learning. It is a special environment and helped me understand the material better.

College Counseling

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  • "They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university…"
  • "For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more…"

Admissions - Getting Accepted

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  • "Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools…"
  • "For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents*the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid…"

School Life

Excellent quality of life. Many different activities to involve myself with. Very large campus, with a mix between conservative, liberal, and progressive students. But everyone is out to help each other. UCC had a fine approach to discipline. If needed, discipline at UCC was fair and just.

The school does a wonderful job of balancing student life between academics, social, and extra-curricular activities. Community service groups play large roles at UCC. We have gone as far as to create a yearly community service trips. Everyone takes part in community service activities regularly. There are many clubs organized by the school to help organize these community service opportunities, all headed by Mr. Lorne Young. Most students spend around 8 hours on extra-curricular activities per week. The balance between academics, leisure, sports etc... produce well rounded individuals from UCC.