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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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Makes for a great visit, but not a tourist attraction per se...

Ahhh...what to say of my alma mater...probably one of the prettiest universities situated in an urban locale, comprised of 300+ buildings edificed on and around the slopes of Mt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ahhh...what to say of my alma mater...probably one of the prettiest universities situated in an urban locale, comprised of 300+ buildings edificed on and around the slopes of Mt. Royal through to the downtown core. With origins dating back to the 1820's, McGill is steeped in history, and consistently places among the top performers in global rankings respecting advanced educational... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Site to be, site to educate your kids, site to do your research....Once you walk through the campus you appreciate the power of scientific world...

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This campus is one of the nicest I visited. It is downtown Montreal, lots of green areas for kids to sit and study.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

So the University has nice grounds, is nicely spread out and plenty of activity going on around it but it isn't really an attraction as such. Having said that I'd love to have studied here!

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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

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
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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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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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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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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.