4 Reasons Why It's Better To Go To College In Canada

07/26/2011 08:57 am ET | Updated Sep 25, 2011

When you were applying to colleges back in the fall semester of your senior year, you probably forget to include Canadian schools on that list. (You probably also forgot to include "schools with no Friday classes"...but that's a blog topic for a later day.) Sure Canada is freezing, but that's no reason to not go to school there. Think we're wrong? Just check out our reasoning and tell me that you're not debating transferring.

1. Cost. Tuition is a fraction of that at an American school so your chances of earning a degree are based on merit, not your piggy bank (or parents'). Unlike the States, almost all Canadian universities are publicly funded making tuition per program fairly standard at each university. The prestige of the institution and how much it costs to attend is almost entirely unrelated. Having attended private school all my life, it was refreshing to start university knowing we'd all had to earn it. There are obviously exceptions, but Canadian universities don't typically accept students based on daddy's most recent bank statement.

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