I got my degree from the University of Toronto. It was conveniently located, had a good reputation and they accepted me. So off to U of T I went exactly 19 years ago this week...
I had a friend who went to York University, and I remember reading his essay and knowing it was a solid 60% at my school. He got a 90% for it at York. There's no way in hell that paper would have got me anywhere close to 90% at U of T.
Rumour had it that Ryerson was even easier. I suspect I would have killed there. Meanwhile, I was busting my hump to get a 70% with papers that would have scored me 90% at other universities.
But I did it, and now I have a lovely degree I could hang on my wall. I don't hang it, but I could!
But what if I went to York or Ryerson instead? How much easier could it have been? Does it really matter which university you graduate from? I have one line on my resume that mentions where my degree is from, and I can't imagine it's ever made a difference.
Employers and hiring managers: Do you differentiate between a graduate from U of T, York and Ryerson?