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5 Reasons Why I Chose To Go To The University Of Calgary

5 Reasons Why I Chose To Go To The University Of Calgary

5 Reasons Why I Chose To Go To The University Of Calgary

If you are struggling to decide on a university to attend, you must be feeling overwhelmed with all of the amazing options you have. Yes, every university has its perks, but attending the University of Calgary will guarantee you an extraordinary and fun-filled experience! Whether you are from a small, middle-of-nowhere town, or a big city, below, are 5 reasons why I chose to go to the University of Calgary and why anyone would want to!

1. Academic Programs

Over 250 academic programs are available to choose from, at the University of Calgary! You could spend hours exploring your options; programs range from health physiology, to ancient and medieval history, and everything in between! Developing professional relations with your professors can be critical to your success, as a student at any university. That is why there is a 23:1 student to faculty ratio, at the University of Calgary!

2. Location, Location, Location!

Just over an hour drive away, is the beautiful and refreshing Canadian Rocky Mountains! The university is conveniently placed very closely to the Banff Trail, allowing you to pack up and head for a weekend of exploration, right after classes on Friday! Whether it’s the beginning of sunny September, for a hike at Johnston Canyon, or skiing at Lake Louise, in January, you will be thankful you chose to attend the University of Calgary!



3. Thursden

Regardless of whether you are the life of the party, or a quite wall-flower, if you are a University of Calgary student, going to Thursden at least once, is A MUST! Thursden, for those of you who don’t know what it is, is the Den’s student appreciation night! There is no need to go with friends, because you’re bound to meet new people and make new friends. But you should be warned: Thursden drink specials are going to be your best friend on Saturday night, and your worst nightmare on Sunday morning.


4. Dino Enthusiasm

The University of Calgary offers quantity, and quality in their varsity sports teams! If you aren’t interested in varsity sports, intramural sports teams are also available! With a large amount of athletic clubs around campus, finding a group for you shouldn’t be difficult. Of course, there are particular events on and around campus, where all Dinos gather, to support their fellow athletes, like the U of C Kickoff, and the Crowchild Classic!


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5. City Life

Downtown Calgary has so many cute shops, record stores, casual cafes, thrift shops etc! All of it, and more, is only a short C-Train ride away from the university campus. The nightlife is impressive, as there is always somewhere new to try out, on your Saturday night! Fun and free activities are a university student’s best friend, when you are bored of drinking every weekend. If you attend the University of Calgary, you will, undoubtedly, meet people who know how to have fun, without killing your bank account.


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