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I study mechanical engineering. The highlight of this program for me is the demand for creativity and out of the box thinking. The program has a high workload and I enjoy this because of my innate desire to work. The professors show that they are passionate about what they teach and this in turn inspires me to learn and makes the course interestingView more
I’m loving the university. It’s a lovely place, and it’s directly on the water. There are numerous activities and events to choose from. The meal is excellent. It’s a great place for students. The school offers excellent facilities. They also offer excellent student support. This university appealed to me because it blends the reputation of a famous university with a practical learning collaborative education, and I’ll be able to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities as part of my curriculum. Dalhousie University has a solid psychology program.View more
I did two degrees at Dal, a BA and an MBA. I could have gone to any university in the country, but I chose Dal because I liked that it was an older university with a lot of different class options. I love Halifax. It’s a nice size city that is easy to get around. And Dal is close to downtown, the grocery store, and bus stops on popular routes. Your school ID is also a bus pass (as far as I know it still is) so you don’t have to worry about getting bus tickets or finding change if you need to go somewhere further away. There are also lots of other students as we have several universities and colleges, so during the school year, there are always things going on around the city if you like music or art.
I found most classes enjoyable and the class size after the first year was very reasonable. Professors were always available if needed, and I found that true in all the facilities I was part of (arts, science, and business).
Depending on where you are from, Dal will either have more diversity or far less than you are used to. It had much more diversity compared to where I am from originally, but if you are from a larger city (like Toronto) it will seem that diversity is lacking. At least that is what I’ve been told by people who come from larger cities. Dal is also expensive, but I suppose that’s true of most large Universities.
I didn’t participate in the school groups, so I can’t comment on that, although there seems to be a variety of them. I lived off-campus in my own apartment, so I can’t comment on dorms either but again there seems to be a variety of types. I think your experience is what you want it to be if you want to be really social and be able to go out to bars and that, you can do that at Dal. If you want to be the person who knows the best places on campus to study and your goal is to graduate with the highest marks, you can be that person as well. Or even a combo of the two. It is what you make of it, but I recommend Dal highly because I had a great 6 years there and would easily go backView more
Most of my classes were enjoyable, especially the ones that were more specific for my program and my electives. The professors were also really good. They were always available for extra help when needed.
The location is also amazing. I love Halifax and Dalhousie is right in the heart of it. Dalhousie is just a bus ride away from downtown and your. school ID doubles as a bus pass.
There are also a lot of international students, and students from all over Canada. It’s really nice to have so many different people from all over to meet and learn about where they’re from.
One negative about Dalhousie is that tuition is quite expensive. It also increases pretty frequently, so it just gets more expensive. There are quite a few scholarships and grants though that you can apply for easily.View more
My professors are amazing. Their classes are up to date and offer good examples of real-life situations. The community is supportive and respectful. They welcome you as a new member of their culture My supervisor has always been there for me and they encourage us to work harder and get results to achieve our goals. I definitely could not be more satisfied with my program.View more
Dalhousie primarily attracted me for its strong Marine Biology program, however throughout my first semester I realized that it was not something I wanted to pursue as a career. I ended up taking some art classes in my second semester and eventually switching my major to Journalism and Sustainability. As someone who didn’t know fully what they wanted to study, I appreciated the variety of options at Dal and the ease with which I was able to switch between programs. It’s a pretty big school and no matter what you study here, the professors are all extremely qualified and knowledgeable in their respective disciplines. The academic advisors are also super helpful in guiding students through course selection and program requirements which can get confusing.View more