If you come to UBC you can look forward to: -Marginally but not significantly lower tuition. -Class sizes between 90 and 250 students for all first year classes. -An arts faculty that requires you to take 12 credits (thats 4 classes)of language, 6 Credits of English, and 6 credits of Literature. Why? Because English and Humanities want a bigger slice of the pie. You essentially get your education held hostage by a bunch of bitter departments that want to be significant, and somehow manage to have extensive sway over the arts faculty. BTW arts includes all humanities amd social sciences. As an Econ major I have to take literature! That is #$%#ing ridiculous. Moreover the english department treats things worse than highschool. If you miss more than three classes you have to re-do the course. -Paying for everything. Gym Membership is $250 even as a member of a school team. Text books will run you about $750 to $1000 per term. Swiming pool $4 every time you use it unless you want to swim between 5 and 6 pm Monday to Friday. -A Residence where the heat will be off for weeks and then be blasting for the next couple days. You have no control over your room temperature besides opening a window. Showers will only go hot one out of every four or so times you want to use them. -Meal plan that charges you about $1750 in overhead, and then sells food at well above input prices. I have all but exhausted a $3200 meal plan in 3 months. I could eat out every meal and have my food cost less. All in all my total food expense will be in the realm of $4200 +. -Absolutly useless Academic advising who have actually made it necessary for me to take spring classes to finish my degree on time, due to the fact that they failed to let me know usefull pieces of information like: You can only take one english course at a time if you are not an english major. -Absolut inflexability in when you can take necessary pre-requisite courses. For example the only time they offer introductory integral calculus is inseccon term winter semester. This means that if you change programs in first or seccond year you can count on wasting half a year taking classes you don't really need until you can take the one course that is a pre-req for all the new classes you need. Having been to both UofC and UBC, the only advantages UBC has are marginally smaller class sizes and marginally better quality of instruction in some fields.