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#20506

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ELI5: If UWaterloo is so amaze much wow, why is it so absolutely fucking shit in rankings? (Macleans Bullshit doesn't count)

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  1. Why do people put so much stock in rankings? Why does it matter so much?

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    1. bcos it will be among the first thing people consult to when they want to know how good Waterloo is.

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  2. Because our primary focus is undergraduate education and teaching skills to kids that get them the best jobs. That isn't a trait admired by the people responsible for doing the rankings. They care about a university's pure research in both sciences and arts. UW simply does not put in significant funds to do quality research, so we have a low ranking. All that really means is that if your plan is academia, you're better off with McGill or U of T.

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  3. we dont have a medical school, business school or law school. we are only known for engineering and math/computer science. its hard to carry an entire school based on two faculties. Even most of our engineering programs arent the best in canada: most of the research money goes to the more established schools like U of T, McGill and even UBC,

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  4. I think part of it too is that the atmosphere isn't great. Co-op is great, but as a result I think a lot of people don't really have much affiliation for the school. A semester is so short and most people are so busy the time comes and goes in no time. Everyone is a transient. There are three kinds of people at Waterloo...1) single co-op students that are close to their class, 2) students in a relationship with someone they met in frosh week (every other fool didn't realize that after week 2 their options fall to zero) and 3) everyone else, shuffling about, taking courses, and wondering if they'll ever get a fkn date (much less get beyond that). I've made some good friends here for sure but honestly it's just not a great place to go.

    I agree that not having a medical, business, or law school counts against Waterloo.

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    1. Since insulting you is just too easy I'll just say you're not right and move along.

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  5. Cause your doge meme ain't dank.

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  6. Too many resources spent on recruiting undergrads...your the reason rankings are low

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    1. For someone who doesn't know the correct form of 'you're' I can see these resources are squandered.

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  7. I was waiting to see who would pick up on this typo...usually that's the best people can do on this site

    lol

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    1. weak retort. i'll give you 2/10. you need to try harder.

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  8. I don't see anyone disagreeing with my point so there is really no need to retort...particularly not on an anonymous OMGUW thread

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