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Which is the better option, UBC or UVIC? (I need to keep my scholarship).
Hi everyone! This is my first post on here so apologies if I'm doing something wrong.
I recently received a full ride to both UVIC and UBC(van). UVIC is my first choice - I prefer the program, location, and smaller school - so I thought I had already made up my mind. However, I was told that to keep my scholarship at UBC I would have to keep an average of 75% each year, but to keep my scholarship at UVIC, I would have to keep an average of 85-89%. I absolutely cannot afford to lose my scholarship, so now I'm wondering if it's worth going to UBC just for the likelihood of being renewed.
In terms of academic rigour, I've heard that UBC and UVIC are equal, but I've also heard that UBC is significantly harder. Which one do you believe to be true? If UBC is more difficult, would that maybe explain the large gap in scholarship requirements?
I am going into sciences first year and my goal is to enter either behavioral neuroscience at UBC or a combined major of bio/psych at UVIC.
I dont think the majority of NS has even gone to school.
Anyways, go with UVIC, just dont be not smart!
Werid place to ask but Ill bite. Spent a year a uvic and wasnt a huge fan personally. Transferred to a small school and enjoyed it a lot more. Ive had quite a few friends go to ubc and it seems like an alright place. Both have comparable science programs and difficulty from what I know, but I am an arts student so may be wrong. Also skiing is much more accessible at ubc. I barely skied when I went to uvic, mount Washington can be a bitch to get to and you have to ferry over to the Northshore mountains. grouse cypress and seymour are super close to ubc so if you wanna ski at all its the better choice
A 85% average doesn't seem that hard to maintain. Just don't party all the time and study, you should be fine.
Im 4th year at UBC. I think 75 avg is pretty attainable. I have a 75 avg overall and Ive spent a lot of time skiing over the past few years. Never studied at UVic but I would bet you money that UBC is harder. Also better skiing options at UBC since u can.go to local mtns like grouse or drive to whis (assuming that you're a skier)
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