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McGill University

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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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Description: Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with...
Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.
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What a beautiful campus!

This is one of the best universities in Canada, I really want to study there after visited it. I loved the architecture and the design of some buildings. Sometimes, there are some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Not exactly a tourist attraction. Some of buildings are nice from the outside that's about it. Not sure a tourist will find much joy in going from building to building. Interested people are potential students.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is one of the best universities in Canada, I really want to study there after visited it. I loved the architecture and the design of some buildings. Sometimes, there are some expositions for free in the library or in some faculties.

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Burnaby, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The university has a very pretty granite building that is very Scottish much like Aberdeen or Glasgow. The statue of Queen Victoria was a nice relic of the once British domination of the city. However, the university is grey and does look depressing as hell in the winter.

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Kanata, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Everyone is very kind, helpful and friendly. They are willing to answer questions and encourage. Campus is magnificent.

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Westchester County, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I took a stroll across McGill's campus. For such a famous and outstanding university, it was not a particularly impressive campus. Maybe a tour to cover a bit more history would've helped? Nonetheless, if it's nice out, the green campus and old buildings are very pleasant.

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Redpath museum can be visited by tourists.The last time I visited I don't believe we were charged. If they do it will be a small fee in order to up keep the displays, etc...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

McGill buildings are imposing structures with intricate trim and seemingly rough textures - scan the roofs and feel the walls as you walk by. By 'a very public university' i mean to describe McGill's assumed open door policy of letting anyone and everyone walk through the lecture rooms. It was intriguing to sit in friends' classes then leave and just... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A major academic institution for students around the world, McGill downtown campus stands as well as one of the top touristic sites in Montreal. What there is to see? Mostly the outside areas, the variety of its architecture, a landmark of Montreal, and various museums. Walking in the garden and around it is always a delight for me. Yes, I... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I still have some time before university, but McGill is now my number one choice and dream! After visiting the school, I was full of the positive, however still kind of a mysterious feeling the university will leave in you. The campus is amazing, the student that was showing us the area was so kind and nice and the classes... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I love McGill... I'd be enrolling if I were younger! What a beautiful campus, gorgeous buildings and so much ambiance. Amazing.

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