Comments: Choosing Melbourne Uni

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Recently I published a post on why I chose to study at Melbourne Uni (see here), and I was curious as to why other people chose to study here too. So I asked other students – why did you choose Melbourne Uni as your university?

Here was what they had to say.

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I was in love with the campus and the feel that it provided. I visited other universities in Year 12 but I did not feel like I belonged- as cheesy as that sounds! But when I went to Melbourne Uni on open day I felt like I fit in and I felt like I could be really happy here! And I was right

– Ridhima Tandon

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Me: The vibe was really good and the Philosophy professors are amazing.
A friend of mine: Because it’s pretty.

– Ruby Komic

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Instant bragging rights, hehe

– Venus Marie Manipis

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I choose it because it’s pretty, because it’s close to Melbourne cbd and there’s lots of colleges (as a rural student that’s important). For my career choice it was Melbourne or monash- Melbourne has a better campus

– Genevieve Tolhurst

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I like how it doesn’t narrow you down into one path as much as other universities do. I have broad interests and was still slightly uncertain of what I wanted to do, so that’s why I chose Melbourne Uni.

– Thomas Devlin

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I first visited when I was 13 and I just became instantly attached to it. Time went on and I considered other schools but I kept coming back to wanting to go to Melbourne.

Marie Kelly

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 Because I would choose Monash over my dead body.

– Gnat Alley

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I was tossing up between ANU and Melbourne Uni. I’m from Canberra, so ANU was easier, number one on some rankings, and I’d been given early entry as I’d done a course there over year 11/12. However I disliked ANU, and really wanted to continue studying Mandarin, and to do that I’d have to do a double degree at ANU, but it was very easy with breath at Melbourne Uni. I also wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but was interested in some aspect of health/science. So the Melbourne Model was perfect for me, but I wouldn’t have considered it if they hadn’t sent representatives to the career expo here, and the open day was fantastic. (And now I’ve dropped Chinese, oops)

– Jasmine Schipp

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…I started looking into some of other Australian universities that the Norwegian organisations have to offer, and I really liked James Cook and UNSW. BUT deep down I feel like my heart belongs to Unimelb. The fact that Unimelb is the nr. 1 uni in Australia is hard to overlook. The thing that attracted me to James Cook is their Bachelor of Business (Finance and Banking) offer, which I REALLY want to study. Just seeing that they offer Finance and Banking makes me so happy. Unfortunately, I can’t find a lot of information about the school from students, so maybe I’ll keep fighting for a place at Unimelb.

– Valen (future student)

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The campus was also a massive winner for me! I love the old architecture. The flexibility of the Melbourne Model also won me over – I had no idea what to do at uni! I still don’t know what I want to do after my undergrad, but the Melbourne Model helped me choose my major!

– Reanna Clark

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As an overseas student, the bragging rights of studying in AU’s No.1 Univ and the Worldwide ranking in Computer Science (13th) made me sway towards Unimelb. I haven’t visited the Univ in person yet, as I am gonna start my studies this year and I am already in love with the univ. Reaching out for and getting help is extremely easier and the advisers and staff are always there for you!!!

– Runny

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So it seems like there is a trend in why students choose Melbourne Uni – the location, campus, flexibility of the Melbourne Model, and general ‘prettiness’ of the place.

One of the comments that popped out at me was Genevieve’s comment regarding the abundance of colleges here. I never really thought about that aspect. Does Melbourne Uni have more colleges in comparison to other universities in Australia? Hmm!

Thanks for the contribution guys!

Daphane

4 Comments

  1. I missed out on commenting in that article, but here I go. As an overseas student, the bragging rights of studying in AU’s No.1 Univ and the Worldwide ranking in Computer Science (13th) made me sway towards Unimelb. I haven’t visited the Univ in person yet, as I am gonna start my studies this year and I am already in love with the univ. Reaching out for and getting help is extremely easier and the advisers and staff are always there for you!!!

  2. This is great Daphane :) It’s good to know why people chose UofM for varied but often similar reasons. I don’t know if you already have a blog post about your experience with breadth, but I’m wondering what breadth subjects you chose to study in first year?

    1. Thanks Juliet! I agree – it’s great to hear from other people and I hope to get more student input with the blog this year. Funnily enough, yes – I am working on blog post about breadth. In first year I took these Education breadths – Creativity, Play and the Arts and Understanding Knowing and Learning.

      Creativity was so much fun! I met my best friends through that subject. But Understanding Knowing and Learning was boring. Don’t do it.

      Daphane

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