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McGill University, located in , was one of the best colleges in the US in 2016.

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Rated 4.0/5

Happiness

Rated 4.2/5

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Rated 4.1/5

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fantastic Profs, Hardcore research, Great network, Awesome location... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's McGill. My experience taking a course at a low-profile Canadian uni was far better than my experience here. McGill is as cold as the city it's in, and it was a waste of time for me. (On the plus side, the library's great.) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    All around exceptional institution located in an exceptional diverse city. Very proud to be here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There are many positives to going here and that's a given, but there can be some negatives too. However, the location is amazing and you can't beat the nightlife. The people I have met here are the best friends I have ever had. The absolute picture of work hard play hard, so be prepared to study harder and party harder than you ever have. Love it here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The best university you'll ever see Even though most classes are in English, students have the ability to be exposed to French-speaking culture in the city. Students can enjoy both city and suburban life since the campus is right between downtown and Mont Royal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's a wonderful school! The culture of the city is great. Its location cannot be more ideal: right in the heart of downtown Montreal. Residences are over-priced, but other than that, it's a great university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great university with lots of funding. Except winter and construction, but that's Mtl's fault, not yours 3 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Macdonald campus is a gem. Advising is poor and most undergraduate programs have little coherence and give no sense of what you ought to learn to get ahead academically or in life. Instead, they are just a random array of courses. This is the case in Hispanic Studies, one of my two areas of focus. It's a joke. Too focussed on theories rather than practical experience. I am disappointed by my program of study but not by the university itself. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    I met a lot of people with very interesting ideas, and I really appreciate the experience here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Really smart people, a truly international school with a world known reputation. It really is just what you'd expect, though. The campus is a great location, and even though it's in the heart of downtown Montreal, it still has that separation and safety to it which is perfect. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I wouldn't trade it for the world, I'm extremely happy. Also great reputation in companies in north america. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to go to school you are literaly in the heart of montreal with many concerts, bars, cafes near by, rent is really cheap too!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Solid reputation, tough classes, but really great people and nightlife! Most profs I've encountered are borderline genius. Students are smart and palatableI say this as a TA. The admin sucks, probably because McGill is underfunded by the prov. of Quebec compared to other major Canadian universities. Come if you can. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    World renowned, and challenging classes thus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SHOULD BE YOUR NUMBER ONE CHOICE!!!! McGill is an incredible school with amazing opportunities. Can't wait to spend the next four years here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Excellent school, well-rounded. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Classes are very difficult and the profs are hit or miss. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great social life if you find it, some of the people are really pretentious, as to be expected at a great school, food is okay but very repetitive, super safe, great parties/nightlife, good profs if you know where to find them, on your own as far as advising goes, all the advisors act like its not their job to help you McGill forces you to be very independent and some programs are hyper competitive but if you can handle that then it's great! The school is very aware of its rep and marks hard to compensate. Montreal is an amazing place to live, especially when you are young. I would be so bored in a university town. Definitely worth it, if you're ready work hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I enjoy being at Mcgill. Montreal is an epicenter of cultural diversity, coloured by mostly European, Middle Eastern, and, of course, American influences. Academically, opportunity lurks in every corner, your choice to pursue it cannot rely on advisers to push you. Primarily a research university, highly renowned. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    never been so happy. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Great school if you enjoy the competitive aspect of education. :( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Solid rep, surprised because I don't think the quality of education is amazing - maybe this is just because I prefer more interaction with profs. Library staff could be more helpful. Great career services department, for students who need help with CVs, etc. Plenty of activities going on in the warmer months. Great University ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    certainly the best Canadian university, but be prepared, classes are tough So you have to be the self-motivator almost all the time, which means no excuses. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful campus. McGill, FTW!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill has really high academic standards and admission to most programs isn't easy. Location + Education = A++++ ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill has a lot to offer but you need to fend for yourself. As a result, the quality of school is not fine at all! I regret studying here! Montreal is a great city and there are plenty of international students at McGill which is interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill has chronic problems with its administration, infrastructure, social scene, food, academics - just about everything you could imagine. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill combines an incredibly high level of academia with an unparalleled social environment. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is the place where you ought to be matriculated. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good campus, except for the Education Building which is a workout getting to. Downtown is ok if you like the city, but not if you want private space/peace and quiet/somewhere to go that doesn't look grungy in winter. If you're in biology, seriously consider Macdonald campus over downtown campus. Something that really needs improvement is the seating in classes. I never had anything bigger to write on than half a tablet, which is annoying with a pc, or when writing a midterm. I've also had classes which were so overcrowded that there were students sitting in the stairs... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is great because it has that campus feel with lower field but then right outside of the gates is the beautiful city of Montreal! Not a good school if you're unsure and what to explore different options and see what happens. You have to be very assertive in this school. If you have questions or need help resources are available but you're the one that has to make it happen, th ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is a good school... I hadn't visited before, all I knew was that it was the top Medical School in Canada. Like they say The Harvard of Canada. The city is amazing, there are endless things to do. Great professors, campus & you have the opportunity of meeting people from around the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Once you get here, you'll never want to leave You can almost find everything withing 2km radius of McGill :D ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill University is commonly know as the best university in Canada in terms of both research and academic expertise. Only downside is mcgill admin and grading which are pretty tough but managable as long as you accept that noone is going to hold your hand. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Mcgill is a beautiful, diverse campus surrounded by Montreal, a liberal city full of opportunity. It is very competitive and stressing but a great experience all together. in short, its all up to you. also, the city is incredible ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill is awesome. First class all the way. Yes it's true, the winter's are cold but that's why there are millions of bars and cafes and big down coats. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the school! Teachers are great and there are so many services at your hand. However, to get to one campus to another is a real struggle. You need to walk a lot! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    a time-honoured and reputable academic institution. Terrific libraries if you bother to seek out the smaller ones (ie people who aren't enormously lazy). An oasis in Montreal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    My Cegep experience (at a modest, small anglo Cegep) was far better than my experience here. In my opinion, the quality of education and teaching ability of most professors is pretty bad. Montreal is a great city, whether you like to party or are into music, etc. It's REALLY COLD, be sure you like the cold before you come here. I thought I kinda did but I don't and I hate it. There is almost no advising whatsoever. The facilities are also shabby. On the other hand McGill is a real party school and Montreal is a wild scene. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A great university but with limited job opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    very demanding university both socially/personally and academically. Accessible, clean and esthetic facilities: classrooms, gym, libraries, cafeterias, residences, etc.. . (Although expensive for Quebec standards.) Huge variety of courses and great freedom to chose amongst them. No regrets at all it's AMAZING! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill is a good school in Canada, but Montreal continues to cut the budget for the university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love McGill. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love the campus, the atmosphere, the people... Best place for your personnel development. Make good choices in life, McGill is a good choice, you can't regret. People are working a lot, be strong and prepared. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    great campus & great reputation as well as a vibrant city surrounding the campus with a plethora of night life options Love the amount of social events, campus is beautiful but we need more libraries, they're packed all day during exam season it's crazy! Most professors are pretty caring and make time for their students, despite the size of most first year classes. In science - most the professors are pretty solid and it's definitely got the work hard/play hard feel! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill is branded well, but certainly fails to meet the standards it sets for itself. First and second year courses will be over 300 people, but it gets better. Explore the city, Montreal is beautiful so don't get caught in the bubble! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Dorms are brutal and loud So you get both concrete and nature at McGill. It's known to be one of the biggest university with the smallest campus (ok, there's a pretty big hill to walk up and down often, but it's feasible). People are friendly and there are hundreds of clubs for you to participate in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Food is expensive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great reputation around the world, the campus is picturesque, people are amazing and the student life is incredible. students are divided between very proud and disenchanted with McGill. I've personally learned so much and gained extraordinarily from my time here. Getting involved in everything was key. Budget cuts to the school have been noticed in many areas. Would do it all over again. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is amazing! Make the most out of your experience! It's so perfect I don't understand why everyone doesn't go here. It's heaven: best city life, best campus, best education, best international student mix I'm in love. My university makes me so proud. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fantastic Profs, Hardcore research, Great network, Awesome location... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's McGill. My experience taking a course at a low-profile Canadian uni was far better than my experience here. McGill is as cold as the city it's in, and it was a waste of time for me. (On the plus side, the library's great.) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    All around exceptional institution located in an exceptional diverse city. Very proud to be here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There are many positives to going here and that's a given, but there can be some negatives too. However, the location is amazing and you can't beat the nightlife. The people I have met here are the best friends I have ever had. The absolute picture of work hard play hard, so be prepared to study harder and party harder than you ever have. Love it here! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The best university you'll ever see Even though most classes are in English, students have the ability to be exposed to French-speaking culture in the city. Students can enjoy both city and suburban life since the campus is right between downtown and Mont Royal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's a wonderful school! The culture of the city is great. Its location cannot be more ideal: right in the heart of downtown Montreal. Residences are over-priced, but other than that, it's a great university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great university with lots of funding. Except winter and construction, but that's Mtl's fault, not yours 3 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Macdonald campus is a gem. Advising is poor and most undergraduate programs have little coherence and give no sense of what you ought to learn to get ahead academically or in life. Instead, they are just a random array of courses. This is the case in Hispanic Studies, one of my two areas of focus. It's a joke. Too focussed on theories rather than practical experience. I am disappointed by my program of study but not by the university itself. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    I met a lot of people with very interesting ideas, and I really appreciate the experience here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Really smart people, a truly international school with a world known reputation. It really is just what you'd expect, though. The campus is a great location, and even though it's in the heart of downtown Montreal, it still has that separation and safety to it which is perfect. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I wouldn't trade it for the world, I'm extremely happy. Also great reputation in companies in north america. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to go to school you are literaly in the heart of montreal with many concerts, bars, cafes near by, rent is really cheap too!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Solid reputation, tough classes, but really great people and nightlife! Most profs I've encountered are borderline genius. Students are smart and palatableI say this as a TA. The admin sucks, probably because McGill is underfunded by the prov. of Quebec compared to other major Canadian universities. Come if you can. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    World renowned, and challenging classes thus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SHOULD BE YOUR NUMBER ONE CHOICE!!!! McGill is an incredible school with amazing opportunities. Can't wait to spend the next four years here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Excellent school, well-rounded. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Classes are very difficult and the profs are hit or miss. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great social life if you find it, some of the people are really pretentious, as to be expected at a great school, food is okay but very repetitive, super safe, great parties/nightlife, good profs if you know where to find them, on your own as far as advising goes, all the advisors act like its not their job to help you McGill forces you to be very independent and some programs are hyper competitive but if you can handle that then it's great! The school is very aware of its rep and marks hard to compensate. Montreal is an amazing place to live, especially when you are young. I would be so bored in a university town. Definitely worth it, if you're ready work hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I enjoy being at Mcgill. Montreal is an epicenter of cultural diversity, coloured by mostly European, Middle Eastern, and, of course, American influences. Academically, opportunity lurks in every corner, your choice to pursue it cannot rely on advisers to push you. Primarily a research university, highly renowned. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    never been so happy. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Great school if you enjoy the competitive aspect of education. :( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Solid rep, surprised because I don't think the quality of education is amazing - maybe this is just because I prefer more interaction with profs. Library staff could be more helpful. Great career services department, for students who need help with CVs, etc. Plenty of activities going on in the warmer months. Great University ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    certainly the best Canadian university, but be prepared, classes are tough So you have to be the self-motivator almost all the time, which means no excuses. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful campus. McGill, FTW!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill has really high academic standards and admission to most programs isn't easy. Location + Education = A++++ ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill has a lot to offer but you need to fend for yourself. As a result, the quality of school is not fine at all! I regret studying here! Montreal is a great city and there are plenty of international students at McGill which is interesting. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill has chronic problems with its administration, infrastructure, social scene, food, academics - just about everything you could imagine. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill combines an incredibly high level of academia with an unparalleled social environment. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is the place where you ought to be matriculated. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good campus, except for the Education Building which is a workout getting to. Downtown is ok if you like the city, but not if you want private space/peace and quiet/somewhere to go that doesn't look grungy in winter. If you're in biology, seriously consider Macdonald campus over downtown campus. Something that really needs improvement is the seating in classes. I never had anything bigger to write on than half a tablet, which is annoying with a pc, or when writing a midterm. I've also had classes which were so overcrowded that there were students sitting in the stairs... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is great because it has that campus feel with lower field but then right outside of the gates is the beautiful city of Montreal! Not a good school if you're unsure and what to explore different options and see what happens. You have to be very assertive in this school. If you have questions or need help resources are available but you're the one that has to make it happen, th ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is a good school... I hadn't visited before, all I knew was that it was the top Medical School in Canada. Like they say The Harvard of Canada. The city is amazing, there are endless things to do. Great professors, campus & you have the opportunity of meeting people from around the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Once you get here, you'll never want to leave You can almost find everything withing 2km radius of McGill :D ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill University is commonly know as the best university in Canada in terms of both research and academic expertise. Only downside is mcgill admin and grading which are pretty tough but managable as long as you accept that noone is going to hold your hand. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Mcgill is a beautiful, diverse campus surrounded by Montreal, a liberal city full of opportunity. It is very competitive and stressing but a great experience all together. in short, its all up to you. also, the city is incredible ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill is awesome. First class all the way. Yes it's true, the winter's are cold but that's why there are millions of bars and cafes and big down coats. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the school! Teachers are great and there are so many services at your hand. However, to get to one campus to another is a real struggle. You need to walk a lot! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    a time-honoured and reputable academic institution. Terrific libraries if you bother to seek out the smaller ones (ie people who aren't enormously lazy). An oasis in Montreal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    My Cegep experience (at a modest, small anglo Cegep) was far better than my experience here. In my opinion, the quality of education and teaching ability of most professors is pretty bad. Montreal is a great city, whether you like to party or are into music, etc. It's REALLY COLD, be sure you like the cold before you come here. I thought I kinda did but I don't and I hate it. There is almost no advising whatsoever. The facilities are also shabby. On the other hand McGill is a real party school and Montreal is a wild scene. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A great university but with limited job opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    very demanding university both socially/personally and academically. Accessible, clean and esthetic facilities: classrooms, gym, libraries, cafeterias, residences, etc.. . (Although expensive for Quebec standards.) Huge variety of courses and great freedom to chose amongst them. No regrets at all it's AMAZING! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    McGill is a good school in Canada, but Montreal continues to cut the budget for the university. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love McGill. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love the campus, the atmosphere, the people... Best place for your personnel development. Make good choices in life, McGill is a good choice, you can't regret. People are working a lot, be strong and prepared. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    great campus & great reputation as well as a vibrant city surrounding the campus with a plethora of night life options Love the amount of social events, campus is beautiful but we need more libraries, they're packed all day during exam season it's crazy! Most professors are pretty caring and make time for their students, despite the size of most first year classes. In science - most the professors are pretty solid and it's definitely got the work hard/play hard feel! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    McGill is branded well, but certainly fails to meet the standards it sets for itself. First and second year courses will be over 300 people, but it gets better. Explore the city, Montreal is beautiful so don't get caught in the bubble! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Dorms are brutal and loud So you get both concrete and nature at McGill. It's known to be one of the biggest university with the smallest campus (ok, there's a pretty big hill to walk up and down often, but it's feasible). People are friendly and there are hundreds of clubs for you to participate in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Food is expensive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great reputation around the world, the campus is picturesque, people are amazing and the student life is incredible. students are divided between very proud and disenchanted with McGill. I've personally learned so much and gained extraordinarily from my time here. Getting involved in everything was key. Budget cuts to the school have been noticed in many areas. Would do it all over again. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    McGill is amazing! Make the most out of your experience! It's so perfect I don't understand why everyone doesn't go here. It's heaven: best city life, best campus, best education, best international student mix I'm in love. My university makes me so proud. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 5/5
    Took two classes with him. Seems like a good person and gives clear, detailed assignments + pretty useful feedback and ways to improve. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Looking back at my 4 years in the McGill's BEd. program, Gus was by far my favourite teacher. I learned a great deal from him and enjoyed his classes. He also had a lot of great advice to give. I would definitely recommend taking his classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a really good teacher, and has a sense of humour! a) didn't bother showing up or b) spent too much time on Facebook when they did. He's an excellent teacher -- i.e. organized, knowledgeable, clear and interesting. (And no, he does *not* look like Bob Saget.) He made policy interesting... to a musician! Although I wasn't too excited about policies in the Quebec education system going into this class, it ended up being one of my favourite classes. Final exam is very easy if you study well and go to his lectures. He is entertaining and funny in class as well. MUST TAKE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tino has the difficult job of making educational policy interesting and he does it really well. There's no better way to learn something than from someone who's passionate and interesting, that's Prof Bordonaro. Intelligent humour that makes lectures worth going too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tino was an absolutely fantastic professor. Open to questions and tries to give you a clear response. the only thing that would make what he is saying unclear is how fast he says it. enjoyed the class - enjoyed the teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Literally one of the best professors and human beings. He cares SO much about his students and clearly loves what he does. Sometimes his lessons seem a bit wishy-washy, but there is always something to be learned from them. He gives exceptionally good feedback. Truly a privilege to be in his class. Respected by his students and colleagues, knowledgeable, super passionate, cares about his students, very inspirational and just amazing all around. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He makes the class really interesting, class attendance I would highly suggest as the material he goes through is fast and can be confusing if you are not there for his explanations. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very nice teacher although she needs to be more confident and in control of her class. I do enjoy having her but she does not make the class as interesting as it can be ... I feel she can do much better in teaching and having classroom control. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Irakli's a funny guy who clearly loves his subject. 208 & 209 are run the same way every year, so he didn't have much leeway as far as formatting exams or grading (70/30 final/midterm from a reused multiple choice question bank). I found him to be a pretty engaging lecturer, but I can't say he was the best I ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Did not expect to enjoy the class as much as I did. He took a class that could have been the most boring subject in the world (policies in Quebec Education) and made it easily my favorite class of the semester. I would high recommend attending lecture if you want to do well. His evaluation scheme was unique and gave students choices that helped us do well. He is funny and manages to make his subject interesting even though educational policy is dry and quite a bore really. And he's not bad on the eye either... ) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best prof at mcgill!!! - Fabian Lange ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. Lectures were well prepared and clear. Everything was rigorous. Understanding the course guarantees a good grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Ebba is a very helpful prof, a kind grader and is incredibly passionate about her subject. I would recommend her 100% ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had her family class and i really enjoyed it :) The readings where very heavy, but for the most part they were interesting. Professor Weiner provided us with good course content (reading and class time) and responded to any questions raised in a clear, forthright manner. One of the best in Soc at McGill. If you don't do the readings, the change of passing is very small but if you read them and take good notes, you will do fine. I've never had the most fun writing an essay for her speech assignment. If you can take her class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures are nice, but long! He also seems pretty strange when it comes to his office hours or hours out of the class. He completely turns out to be pretty different. But its a good experience over all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Petrides loves the cerebral cortex more than most people have ever loved anything, and it comes through in his lectures. The readings are super important, and you need to get the big picture in EACH reading. The final is tough, but with a 92% in the class, it certainly is not impossible to ace the mofo. Enjoy the class, and work hard, all you young marvels of tomorrow...go get 'em ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His lectures were pretty engaging and he provided pretty helpful examples. The textbook is definitely necessary. There's no surprises on the tests and he even took your final grade as you only grade if you did better than on the midterm. The mock exams ha questions which appeared on the actual exams. He did peace mid semester though which was weird ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    His grading is fair but the lectures themselves can seem long and boring at times. He tries his best to be helpful and is a caring professor. If you are a non education student you will probably find the final which is multiple choice to be easier than the in class midterm essays which are much more difficult. Prof should realy put the lectures on the web for those who are not in class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    For your own sake, avoid her. She may be inspirational to some, but I really could not see it. How did she get to where she is now is beyond me. She also made her incompetent TA do everything for her... Worst class I've ever taken, but super easy grading (albeit sometimes inconsistent). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Clarke is lovely. She's very knowledgeable, sweet, and pretty funny if you're awake to hear it. Her lectures shouldn't be attended tired. She has a roundabout way of speaking which can drag on and on. If you've got a friend, alternate who attends lectures. That said, she's a good grader, her assignments are very fair, and she's really nice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Schlimm is probably the best prof I've had at McGill. He genuinely cares about bettering his students, he is passionate about what he teaches, and he makes the information interesting and accessible despite his brilliance. The amount of work and grading is fair, but the intellectual return of investment far exceeds the time put in, imo. Take it! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a careful and clear teacher. People who dislike his lectures tend to already program and so get bored, or are just not enthusiastic students. The tests involve reading code and predicting what it will do which takes a lot of practice to not slip up on. You'll sometimes need someone who will sit with you and help debugunblank for assignments. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    To me, J. St-Pierre though the most difficult subject to teach in the filed of biochemistry (METABOLISM) in the best way possible. It was very clear and she managed to make me interested in those super-complicated metabolisms pathway. I don't know how she did it she is a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is a nice professor. His exam aren't hard, you just need to study for it. I feel with this professor it's either you love him or you hate him. He does care a lot about his students, he even offered to change the weight of the midterm for students who done badly. He is just a little bit socially awkward, I find him very funny and loveable. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Weingarten makes you work for your grade, but you'd be hard pressed to find a prof anywhere who takes teaching as seriously as he does. He returned my essays with an incredible amount of feedback about syntax and content, and even helped me with my writing when the class had ended. Take his class- it will change your life. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He went through his class very fast, and did not even try to make his lecture clear. His class was a torture for foreign students and Econ beginners. Spend more time on textbook and slides can be more useful than attending his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a worse prof at McGill. He is clearly smart, but should not teach undergraduate students! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Absolutely ridiculous attendance policy. Loss of 2.5% per class missed, yet he wasn't present at all lectures and the majority of lectures were group presentations, so student run. I had an A in the class based on my work, yet due to missing class due to being sick I dropped to A-. Grade not representative of work/knowledge. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I don't know if Robert is a good teacher because he did not teach. This course had lazy written all over it... multiple choice tests, and lectures run by the students. I sent him an email and his response was completely off topic. I don't think he even read my concerns. I learned nothing and did extremely well. Very mandatory attendance. He forces attendance, but who wants to go listen to other groups ALL semester. He is nice and seems to know his stuff but he answers questions with questions and for test material he says just read the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class could of been good, but the fact that he literally gives 3 lectures and the rest is all group orals kind of ruins the class. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    Took two classes with him. Seems like a good person and gives clear, detailed assignments + pretty useful feedback and ways to improve. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Looking back at my 4 years in the McGill's BEd. program, Gus was by far my favourite teacher. I learned a great deal from him and enjoyed his classes. He also had a lot of great advice to give. I would definitely recommend taking his classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a really good teacher, and has a sense of humour! a) didn't bother showing up or b) spent too much time on Facebook when they did. He's an excellent teacher -- i.e. organized, knowledgeable, clear and interesting. (And no, he does *not* look like Bob Saget.) He made policy interesting... to a musician! Although I wasn't too excited about policies in the Quebec education system going into this class, it ended up being one of my favourite classes. Final exam is very easy if you study well and go to his lectures. He is entertaining and funny in class as well. MUST TAKE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tino has the difficult job of making educational policy interesting and he does it really well. There's no better way to learn something than from someone who's passionate and interesting, that's Prof Bordonaro. Intelligent humour that makes lectures worth going too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tino was an absolutely fantastic professor. Open to questions and tries to give you a clear response. the only thing that would make what he is saying unclear is how fast he says it. enjoyed the class - enjoyed the teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Literally one of the best professors and human beings. He cares SO much about his students and clearly loves what he does. Sometimes his lessons seem a bit wishy-washy, but there is always something to be learned from them. He gives exceptionally good feedback. Truly a privilege to be in his class. Respected by his students and colleagues, knowledgeable, super passionate, cares about his students, very inspirational and just amazing all around. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He makes the class really interesting, class attendance I would highly suggest as the material he goes through is fast and can be confusing if you are not there for his explanations. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very nice teacher although she needs to be more confident and in control of her class. I do enjoy having her but she does not make the class as interesting as it can be ... I feel she can do much better in teaching and having classroom control. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Irakli's a funny guy who clearly loves his subject. 208 & 209 are run the same way every year, so he didn't have much leeway as far as formatting exams or grading (70/30 final/midterm from a reused multiple choice question bank). I found him to be a pretty engaging lecturer, but I can't say he was the best I ever had. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Did not expect to enjoy the class as much as I did. He took a class that could have been the most boring subject in the world (policies in Quebec Education) and made it easily my favorite class of the semester. I would high recommend attending lecture if you want to do well. His evaluation scheme was unique and gave students choices that helped us do well. He is funny and manages to make his subject interesting even though educational policy is dry and quite a bore really. And he's not bad on the eye either... ) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Best prof at mcgill!!! - Fabian Lange ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. Lectures were well prepared and clear. Everything was rigorous. Understanding the course guarantees a good grade. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Ebba is a very helpful prof, a kind grader and is incredibly passionate about her subject. I would recommend her 100% ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had her family class and i really enjoyed it :) The readings where very heavy, but for the most part they were interesting. Professor Weiner provided us with good course content (reading and class time) and responded to any questions raised in a clear, forthright manner. One of the best in Soc at McGill. If you don't do the readings, the change of passing is very small but if you read them and take good notes, you will do fine. I've never had the most fun writing an essay for her speech assignment. If you can take her class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lectures are nice, but long! He also seems pretty strange when it comes to his office hours or hours out of the class. He completely turns out to be pretty different. But its a good experience over all. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Petrides loves the cerebral cortex more than most people have ever loved anything, and it comes through in his lectures. The readings are super important, and you need to get the big picture in EACH reading. The final is tough, but with a 92% in the class, it certainly is not impossible to ace the mofo. Enjoy the class, and work hard, all you young marvels of tomorrow...go get 'em ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His lectures were pretty engaging and he provided pretty helpful examples. The textbook is definitely necessary. There's no surprises on the tests and he even took your final grade as you only grade if you did better than on the midterm. The mock exams ha questions which appeared on the actual exams. He did peace mid semester though which was weird ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    His grading is fair but the lectures themselves can seem long and boring at times. He tries his best to be helpful and is a caring professor. If you are a non education student you will probably find the final which is multiple choice to be easier than the in class midterm essays which are much more difficult. Prof should realy put the lectures on the web for those who are not in class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    For your own sake, avoid her. She may be inspirational to some, but I really could not see it. How did she get to where she is now is beyond me. She also made her incompetent TA do everything for her... Worst class I've ever taken, but super easy grading (albeit sometimes inconsistent). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Clarke is lovely. She's very knowledgeable, sweet, and pretty funny if you're awake to hear it. Her lectures shouldn't be attended tired. She has a roundabout way of speaking which can drag on and on. If you've got a friend, alternate who attends lectures. That said, she's a good grader, her assignments are very fair, and she's really nice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Schlimm is probably the best prof I've had at McGill. He genuinely cares about bettering his students, he is passionate about what he teaches, and he makes the information interesting and accessible despite his brilliance. The amount of work and grading is fair, but the intellectual return of investment far exceeds the time put in, imo. Take it! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a careful and clear teacher. People who dislike his lectures tend to already program and so get bored, or are just not enthusiastic students. The tests involve reading code and predicting what it will do which takes a lot of practice to not slip up on. You'll sometimes need someone who will sit with you and help debugunblank for assignments. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    To me, J. St-Pierre though the most difficult subject to teach in the filed of biochemistry (METABOLISM) in the best way possible. It was very clear and she managed to make me interested in those super-complicated metabolisms pathway. I don't know how she did it she is a great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is a nice professor. His exam aren't hard, you just need to study for it. I feel with this professor it's either you love him or you hate him. He does care a lot about his students, he even offered to change the weight of the midterm for students who done badly. He is just a little bit socially awkward, I find him very funny and loveable. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Weingarten makes you work for your grade, but you'd be hard pressed to find a prof anywhere who takes teaching as seriously as he does. He returned my essays with an incredible amount of feedback about syntax and content, and even helped me with my writing when the class had ended. Take his class- it will change your life. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He went through his class very fast, and did not even try to make his lecture clear. His class was a torture for foreign students and Econ beginners. Spend more time on textbook and slides can be more useful than attending his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    He is a worse prof at McGill. He is clearly smart, but should not teach undergraduate students! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Absolutely ridiculous attendance policy. Loss of 2.5% per class missed, yet he wasn't present at all lectures and the majority of lectures were group presentations, so student run. I had an A in the class based on my work, yet due to missing class due to being sick I dropped to A-. Grade not representative of work/knowledge. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I don't know if Robert is a good teacher because he did not teach. This course had lazy written all over it... multiple choice tests, and lectures run by the students. I sent him an email and his response was completely off topic. I don't think he even read my concerns. I learned nothing and did extremely well. Very mandatory attendance. He forces attendance, but who wants to go listen to other groups ALL semester. He is nice and seems to know his stuff but he answers questions with questions and for test material he says just read the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class could of been good, but the fact that he literally gives 3 lectures and the rest is all group orals kind of ruins the class. ...Continue reading


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