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“Great university, beautiful campus”

Dalhousie University
Ranked #52 of 144 things to do in Halifax
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great university in an awesome city. Halifax is really a student city and Dalhousy is the main university that makes it so. Many events go around Dalhousie and a walk through university avenue can be really pleasant, although locals are always in a hurry.

Thank UrielPinho
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Too much conflicting architectural designs throughout campus that it takes away from the charm of the original buildings.

Thank CaptainRayFraser
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

As a double graduate of Dal and having grown up on the adjacent street, I can only say that the university is outstanding. The courses offered are internationally-recognized and the architecture of its old and newer buildings creates an interesting juxtaposition between the 1930s and the present.

1  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

People are warm and welcoming as well as very informative. The surroundings are beautiful. It was a pleasure to be there and meet some of the professors of Dalhousie University.

Thank Monk_4Barrie
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Dalhousie offers a vast assortment of degrees and diplomas from drama to medicine. It has recently merged with (bought out) smaller colleges nearby that were struggling financially. It is a bohemoth that continues to grow. As a recent graduate from the health professions, graduate studies, and undergraduate life sciences, I can tell you that as a student it is difficult to find your place. The classes are huge and I often felt like I was "just a number." I consider Dal to be a means to an end. They consider themselves to be an ivy-league institution, and that no other in the Maritimes can compare. Having transfered into the life science program I had trouble convincing them that my A's from another College and University were comparable, and that I deserved to have credit for them.

If you're looking at a specific profession where training at Dal is the only option, then fine. If you're looking for a better experience, check elsewhere. In particular, if you're looking for a well-rounded undergraduate experience where you can grow as a person... look around at the smaller schools.

Thank NurseJJ
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