University of Victoria, Victoria

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  • My sister goes here so we drove past it to check it out. Wow amazing place. I wish I had gone to school here it’s amazing.  more »
  • Great place for a walk during a sunny day, not a must, but still something nice to see if you have time in Victoria.
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  • We have a 14 yr old and are visiting all the colleges we can so she gets a sense of what campuses are like so she can determine her personal criteria. We did a brief walk around the beautiful central ...  more »
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  • I had a great time doing my undergrad here! The university has plenty of outstanding programs in the hard sciences with countless professors who are true leaders in their field. I have plenty of good things to say about the microbiology and biochemistry departments in particular. To any person wishing to make a contribution to this world or wanting to tackle society's toughest problems, I recommend you stay clear of any programs that are corrupted by postmodernist drivel or have any mention of trigger warnings in their syllabi. However, if you do wish to be a champion of pseudoscientific theories or contribute to the erosion of intellectual diversity, you can always squander your potential and enroll in something useless like the Gender Studies program :)
  • Let's start with the PROs: The campus is beautiful, the professors are great, there are uncountable learning opportunities and resources, and everyone is friendly. Speaking from the academic perspective, this is a great university for study and work. Now the CONs... UVic is full of money-grabbing policies and establishments. -> CARSA - biggest money grab, you have to pay (can't opt. out) for regular membership, but it costs additional $$ to use weights or climbing wall or to reserve equipment or space ahead of time. -> The parking is really amazing (not!), even if you pay yearly - you can't find a parking spot when you arrive and have to hunt for one for up-to 30 minutes (sometimes longer), and they can't even remind you to renew your annual pass and then ding you $30-$60 for forgetting. ->The food is not that great, considering how expensive it is, like $4.50 for a slice of pizza. Most food outlets close at 2:30 (right after lunch) - what about those students who study till 9pm?? Good luck getting any food on campus during exam week, except from a couple of places. The food shops on campus are there to make money - not to feed you. -> The Student Financial Aid services will help you prepare a document but will NOT fax it to Canada Student Loans for you - you have to pay out of pocket and go across campus to do this yourself. -> On weekends and holidays and daily after 5pm most buildings turn off the heat in the winter, so poor students have to suffer the cold. These are not healthy working conditions. They say the University is "closed", but people still work (including some professors) - so why not provide some heat? These are just a few small examples, I'm not even talking tuition fees, especially for international students!! Poor international students - my friend was living on campus (dorm) and the school shuts down during the last week of December, so they forced him to move out during that week!!! Where are you gonna live for a week if you're international student??? (answer: not on campus). This place is seriously ridiculous, and no one is doing anything about it, and it's getting worse and worse each year. The campus is beautiful and professors are great, that's why two stars. Everything else is highly questionable.
  • Beautiful campus due to its prime location and ample natural trails and forests; however, it is really tough to find reasonably priced food.
  • Help Im stuck in Cornett building and I can't find my way out! THIS IS SUCH A CONFUSING BUILDING
  • I would never go here again. Waitress asked me to tip more after I tipped 5%. I'm appalled.

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Where to stay in Victoria

The curling waterfront Wharf Street, which becomes Store Street, offers the best selection of lodgings in the city center, although you can expect to pay extra for the trademark views. Many travelers opt to stay in the neighborhood of James Bay, where Belleville Street and surrounds provide comfortable and even luxurious options. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, look south to the expansive Beacon Hill Park.
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