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Should I have gone to UBC?

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Was in comp. sci then transfered to economics and I'll hopefully get a math minor as well. I actually kind of wanted to go into engineering because lets face it that's where the money's at but I didn't know I needed chemistry... dumb high school kid for ya :picard: .

And yes there are a lot of fobs and they are the most antisocial of all it seems.

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Was in comp. sci then transfered to economics and I'll hopefully get a math minor as well. I actually kind of wanted to go into engineering because lets face it that's where the money's at but I didn't know I needed chemistry... dumb high school kid for ya :picard: .

And yes there are a lot of fobs and they are the most antisocial of all it seems.

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True but SFU is just an overload of Asians and it sucks that I'm one of them.... At least I dress so that I don't fall into the category of one of them

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SFU is so depressing, they even have a painting up in our AQ with a black figured hoody staring at us... All you SFU students should know what I'm talking about if you walk around the AQ every day

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I guess you're not one of those hardcore asian dudes playing Yu-gi-oh? :P

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Honestly, I thought UBC would have more... But after visiting both campuses several times, even though I go to SFU, I believe that SFU has more fobs than UBC even though UBC is THE University of a Billion Chinese..

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I'm a UBC student and I've made a bunch of friends...from SFU :lol:

Join some clubs, talk to people in tutorials. Seriously, that's all you can do if you want to make friends and have a good time in university. I haven't done any of this, and I regret it, but at the same time, I've gotten closer to my high school friends somehow (despite the fact that half of them go to SFU) and it's all turned out for the better...somehow, I guess I got a little lucky.

Aside from the great views you get at UBC (especially when it's sunny) it's not that special to be honest. I've made a handful of non-high school friends here and we're not even that close. All the people I know here still hang out with their high school buddies and so do I. Again, your best chance at UBC or SFU for that matter, is just to join some clubs and open up to people. Honestly, at times, I wish I went to SFU because it's much closer and I don't have to walk in the damn rain when I'm going to class.

The fact that I've made more friends at SFU kind of shows how there is no "better university." In terms of academics, I don't see a huge difference either, each school has its strengths. The fact that UBC has its own Law and Medical school is a huge advantage, but I've heard how SFU's Business and Kinesology programs are much better than UBC's.

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That's probably because SFU has less students. You should see all the fobs here cruising around in their beamers.

SFU has hotter Asians anyways so it's all good B)

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Don't start studying stuff "for the money." You're never going to be successful like that, no offense. I wanted to go into engineering too, but when I started having an interest in History and Politics I just applied for UBC Arts. You're going to be making money if you're doing what you're best at.

And yeah, sorry. Us Asians aren't the most social people out there :lol:

I think it's just the culture, we like staying within our own sphere.

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I go to SFU, and turned down UBC to come here. Not sure what faculty you're in but I have had some of the most incredible experiences of my life here and made some life long friends. I feel like I have TOO much to do and too many things to attend within the SFU community and outside with SFU friends.

I'm sorry the experience isn't as fun as you hoped it would be but I really hope it turns around for you. Getting involved in clubs, played rec sports, or maybe meeting a different group of friends will help open you up to some new things.

I do agree though that SFU has a weird sort of vibe. There aren't that many people who regularly live up here so you don't get to meet as many people. I lived on the mountain for my first year and probably partied harder than I ever have in any period of my life and made a lot of friends that way. Then again I'm pretty extroverted so approaching new people isn't very difficult for myself.

And to add to everyones views in this thread- there are WAY too many international students at SFU. I have been stuck doing many group projects with people who cannot speak/read/write fluent english and its beyond frustrating.

As for reputation, it's your undergrad. It's pretty much the same everywhere. I know Beedie is an extremely prestigious business school. (faculty bias... :))

And it's a post secondary education. Everyone is somewhat intellectual so don't thing too heavily on that. Both UBC and SFU are great schools. I've met a lot of industry professionals who are EXTREMELY successful ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$) and graduated from SFU.

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That's probably because SFU has less students. You should see all the fobs here cruising around in their beamers.

SFU has hotter Asians anyways so it's all good B)

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Haha true... I swear, my faculty is like 80% female, 20% guys... And about 60% of those females are really attractive or at least a 7... I swear, there will always be one hot girl in my tutorial every semester

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Haha true... I swear, my faculty is like 80% female, 20% guys... And about 60% of those females are really attractive or at least a 7... I swear, there will always be one hot girl in my tutorial every semester

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Yeah that ratio is pretty much the same here in Arts. Especially in my Sociology class (which is a horrible class, don't take it) :lol:

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ah yes the hot chic in tutorial. Unfortunately I'm too miserable to make a move let alone strike up a conversation so I end up doing nothing and never see her again after the semester is done. Just adds to the sadness :sadno:

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Beamers? those are for the low-class fobs. I've seen Maseratis, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Audi R8's, Lamborghinis.....

Pretty depressing to go to school, wanting to do something to maybe have enough money to buy that dream car, then drive around campus and see the exact car you would kill for (Aston Martin DB9) with an N on the back and some kid your age got it with Daddy's money

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Don't take Sociology?? DAMMIT... I was actually planning on doing that as a minor because of the sports classes they offer in the 300 level... There's only one course that teaches about sports and it's almost always never brought on. It was suppose to happen this summer semester but they took it off so I ended up taking a class even though I didn't really need to

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I'm an SFU grad. I honestly hated my time up there, everything is so dark and gloomy and no one seems to want to talk. I'm not going to take the racial aspect that some people on here have, though the disparity and almost segregation of the different groups in lecture halls was very apparent.

Things got better for me when I got my truck and was able to get off campus that much quicker instead of busing. When you get into 3rd and 4th year, smaller class sizes, the ability to interact becomes that much easier. I made some friends in my last few years there, though nothing long term - mainly just the odd phone call to compare career paths.

I feel your pain though man, definitely impacts your happiness. You should consider a transfer or try to take your courses at the downtown or Surrey campuses, as they are much nicer. For what it's worth, I just spent a month in Calgary on business and a fair amount of people there knew SFU, and that's from interacting at the workplace, bars, strip club (who doesn't on business?), and a casino. Hang in there or transfer, nothing is worth impacting your mindset or your ability to be happy.

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Beamers? those are for the low-class fobs. I've seen Maseratis, Bentleys, Aston Martins, Audi R8's, Lamborghinis.....

Pretty depressing to go to school, wanting to do something to maybe have enough money to buy that dream car, then drive around campus and see the exact car you would kill for (Aston Martin DB9) with an N on the back and some kid your age got it with Daddy's money

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