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OMG: I went to the university colleges (e.g. renison, st. paul's grebel) during the open houses and they all seem really exclusive ....

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  1. They are. They have this almost highschool-like mentality, where all the students act cliquey, exclusive and immature.

    My tip to you: stay in REV, MKV, or V1. The colleges have the problems I mentioned above, and the other residences (UWP and CLV) are suites, which might sound better at first, but students pretty regularly regret not living in a dorm-style residence in first year.

    And keep in mind that V1 tends to be a quieter residence because they are single rooms, while REV is known for parties, so choose that based on your own personality too.

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    1. MKV is also awesome as it's the only residence of those three that has A/C, and the suite style means you don't have to share a room, you can make your own food if you feel like it, and you don't need to share a bathroom with 10-20 other people.

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    2. I lived in St. Paul's for first year and it was great, don't know what you're on about OP.

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    3. I recommend suite style if you're ready to live more like an adult. Forced contact may seem like fun for a while and get you laid a few times, but most of the time people are just going to annoy the shit out of you.

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  2. Past resident of Grebel here.

    It's a cult. No one talks to anyone outside of Grebel. I left there and I am *NOT* looking back. Don't do it!!!!

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    1. but they have the best chicken burgers...

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  3. Another past grebel student here.. I agree with 2. Everybody there is a clique. University is about expanding your horizons. So happy to be done with it.

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    1. 2 here. Maybe I know you! I started in 2009. you?

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  4. I lived in St. Paul's! And it was awesomeeee! Can't speak for the other colleges though!

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  5. I'm in SDS and I had a great time at Renison personally. I haven't heard much about the other colleges tho.

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  6. Yeah, the colleges can be really exclusive. I lived there myself and I found myself only talking to people in my residence. I know Grebel is especially exclusive. But some people really liked it there!

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  7. I lived in V1 in first year, but I was in a lot of the music ensembles, so I spent a lot of time at Grebel. I must say, I really enjoyed the sense of community at Grebel and I wish V1 had more of that.

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  8. Past Grebel residence here, I personally loved the community feeling there. I think it is what you make of it. Yeah, you can just talk to people in your residence, but it is up to you to really explore and make friends outside of residence.

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