there is a shit ton to do here (and everywhere)People just too lazy to go look for it.Some of y'all spoiled; expect the good times to come to you. YOU gotta go to THEM.
Yeah, there's lots of great stuff to do on campus.Unfortunately, we often have to defend it tooth and nail.
Today was awesome Simon!
thanks OP :)
OP has to rationalize his mistake for coming here. Sounds like his first and biggest. Poor OP.
^ I hate comments like those. People trying to bring other people down just because they're having a bad time. I feel sorry for you.I'm having a good time here too OP. But my options were only UofT, York, Ryerson, and UW and I am definitely happy with my decision :PI'm glad you don't regret coming here out of all the places in the world. I've always wanted to study in the UK. Can't afford it though. But meh, not complaining. I'm still happy.
I love Waterloo. I don't regret coming here.
@5, stop being an asshole. We're at a fantastic university here. It's academically very well off, the people are friendly, and the environment is safe.I love it here. I've made many good friends and I've got a good education. I'm female and no, I'm not Asian but white.
^ In my experience, the white people I've met at UW like it more than the Asians and brown people (in general). Not sure why.Anyways, nice to see you're enjoying it OP. I graduated recently and really didn't like UW much. But I think I could/should have made my time here better and wouldn't blame a school for all my misfortune. It takes more effort to have fun at UW than other places, but possible for sure.
I had the choice between UW and Queens. I know Queens would have had more things to do and more parties, but I came to Waterloo and I don't regret it. @5, it makes me sad that this site has become filled with you and others like you who are either trolling to bring others down or are honestly just depressed about their life choices.I don't like the generalizations people make about campus: no fun things to do, no good looking girls, no good looking guys. UW can be very fun, you just have to actually try and not wait around in your room for everything to come to you.A white female in CS.
5 here. Had the option to go anywhere in the world and incorrectly chose here. Sub-par equipment (for a CS school the computer system and student programs are shit), sub-par class rooms (physics building with no a/c and over capacity?), sub-par teaching (two teacher assistants couldn't speak English and kept falling into mandarin while lecturing), sub-par administration (try to deal with student loans and admissions, just send from one back to the other and have no clue), and sub-par athletics. For the most part the students were okay but I do not recommend this extension of high school for anyone that I meet when asked. So I went to a better institution for my needs. If you don't like it don't read my post.
*con't. For administration it was from student loans/awards and student accounts. My account was locked because my scholarships were "lost" somewhere within student awards. As for athletics... if you are going to cheat using steroids on a football team then at least make sure they win one game. Who would want to come here when they could go to MIT for real? So I went. Deal with it.
^ Kind of a strange rant.I am not a current UW student. I originally applied to UW some time back and was not really impressed by what I saw but valued a double degree over those objections. During my time at UW it was not perfect and I spent a large amount of time trying to rectify issues that should not have transpired. I will say that UW administration was not helpful with these dealings as I would be pushed from one clerk to the next, one advisor to the next, with both universities, Laurier and UW. This was extremely frustrating. I did very well for my time at this university regardless but have decided I do not want to pursue a degree from a university I have no respect for after all of my issues. I believe I made the right choice to change programs and universities and leave UW and Laurier. I would not suggest this university to anyone reading this post. That is my opinion and I post it on here for those students who may be going through the same issues to know they are not alone and it is not a seldom occurrence.
Nowhere is "perfect". Especially if you're looking for problems you bunch of whiny jerks.@OP and the positive posters: way to go :) You're the people who will actually get some great life experience along with a GREAT education here at UW.Just shut up and make the best of YOUR choices in life. You came here, have fun while it lasts because it won't last forever.
I like Waterloo.. living in rez for first year was the most fun I ever had in my entire life,and I made tons of lifelong friends. I've had amazing co-op jobs so far, and I am getting grades good enough for professional school. I can't speak for all the math and cs kids but I know I couldn't have made a better choice to study science in undergrad at Waterloo. There are so many opportunities to have a great time, the people complaining are the ones that lacked initiative during frosh, or are closed-minded to new people and environments, etc. Just my two cents..-Asian male in Science
There's better out there, and there's worse out there. I never suggest Waterloo to people who want something in a school other than academics.