Monday, March 10, 2003

Trip to Oxford

Returned from Oxford after touring the city for half a day. Now I completely understand why there is a difference between Oxford and Waterloo. It's not the ability of the students (in fact, I think we have some damn smart people in Waterloo), but the resources they are given. First of all, Oxford has 39 colleges. Each college houses an average of 200 students. Colleges have their own tutors, own halls, dorms, chapel/church, and a whole team of administrative staff. Oxford has their own museums.

Of course, that also means a much bigger price tag for the students at Oxford. At the rate my tuition is going, I'll be matching their annual fees with 1/10th of what the students at Oxford gets.

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