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Help!! Should I transfer to another university?

Hello. I’m an international student currently in my first year of Economics at Brock. Since I arrived here I’ve heard from many people that Brock isn’t as prestigious as many other Canadian universities.
For this reason I’ve been considering about transferring to McGill, McMaster or Western. My high school GPA is around 3.5 and Brock so far has been extremely easy for me, so I’m confident that by the end of my first year I’ll have a GPA of at least 3.8.
With that being said, could you give me your opinion on Brock? Should I really try to transfer? And if I do, which of the mentioned universities would be the best for my program? Would I have a decent chance of being accepted?
Thanks!!
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Honestly, at the end nobody cares where you went because a degree is a degree no matter where it comes from. A degree looks the same no matter where it comes from. If you think maybe Brock is too easy and you really want to go for it, switch. However it may be stressful and you may hate the new uni you attend. Brock is an amazing school and I'm looking to attend there myself. It's up to you but don't put all the work in to switch just because you think it's not prestigious because a degree is a degree. I would just be thankful I have such a good GPA and that I'm enjoying my university experience.
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Is this a joke? Your GPA is (or will be) in the top 5% at Brock and you want to switch? Maintain those grades and you can get into masters and professional programs at U of T and McGill. You can go study a masters in economics or mathematics from Waterloo. You can go to law school at U of T or Osgoode. Brock is certainly not a reputable university, but nobody cares about undergraduate reputation for an economics degree. You're in a social science program and think switching to McMaster, McGill or Western is going to make your degree seem any more impressive? Should I bow down to U of T women's studies majors as well? 

Grades matter a lot more in undergrad than school name. School name only really matters for business school (Ted Rogers vs Smith). People won't take you seriously if you're worried about reputation for a Canadian arts degree. Know the difference. My friend has an econ degree from U of T and was working as a clerk for a year before he landed an entry level job at a small business working underneath a Ryerson grad. My friend also didn't have a lot of work experience and very average grades. I hope you're at least aware of the fact that high grades = opportunities and interviews. Good luck getting interviews as a B- or C student from McGill economics.
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+1 Economics as an undergraduate program isn't going to get you far in terms of employment. It is a springboard to graduate or professional studies. For that GPA is what is going to matter, not the reputation of your school. You are doing really well at Brock and if you are happy, stay put. Reserve those more "prestigious" schools for post-grad.
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I see. I think I’m better off staying at Brock then. Thanks!
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Lol, high school GPA? Are you from the States? And you're barely a month into first year undergrad and predicting a 3.8 GPA by the end of the year? Get a reality check, kid.
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Lmao, unlike other social sciences, it's actually a lot more plausible for someone in econ to get that kind of GPA since it's all math, but you'd have to be a number-crunching robot, which I highly doubt the OP is.
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I meant that my high school average is equivalent to a GPA of 3.5. And yes, I am, since I already studied calculus in my country, so all first year courses are a joke for me. 

I asked an honest question and so many people got butthurt, lol. 
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This is your problem right there. People responded to you offering helpful and honest responses and you retaliate with an immature response saying that these are "butthurt people." Get out of your high school mentality. You're in university right now, so maybe try acting like it. It sounds like the opposite, where posters responded with honest replies and you got butthurt from the responses. 

I'm an arts major in university. Studying social sciences at U of T or McGill isn't going to take away from the fact that you're in an arts program. There is nothing prestigious or glamorous about an economics degree in Canada. Absolutely nothing at all. Changing schools isn't going to change this fundamental truth. You got the responses you did because it's pretty shocking that a university student wouldn't know/realize this himself by now. 

P.S. I go to U of T by the way and to me, a BA from U of T is the exact same as a BA from Brock or Lakehead. Means absolutely nothing to nobody. 
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That’s exactly why I asked if I should really try to transfer. And I didn’t insult anyone. It’s just pathetic how some people are so arrogant to the point that they would rather talk down on me or my degree instead of giving advice.

I’ve only been in Canada for 4 months, so yeah, I don’t have a complete understanding of the job market here. I’m studying economics mainly because I love the field, not to make money. What I really wanted to know by asking whether I should transfer was where I could get the best education.
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