Queen’s Commerce vs Ivey HBA: Strengths and Weaknesses

The Queen’s Commerce and Western’s Ivey HBA programs are among the top undergraduate programs in Canada and the best business undergraduate programs in Canada. Both programs are incredibly selective,  with an acceptance rate of 7% for Queen’s Commerce and 8% for Western Ivey, and attract a very high calibre of students from across the globe. 

This article provides a completely unbiased view, from graduates of both programs, of the strengths and weaknesses of both the Ivey HBA and Queen’s Commerce programs to help aid your decision in determining which program is right for you. 

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Succeeding on your Ivey HBA Application

The Western University Ivey Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration (HBA) Program is one of the most competitive and lowest acceptance rate business programs in Canada. 

It is also known for its unique approach to learning in which enrolled in the program must first complete 2-years of any undergraduate program, in any faculty from a registered university, before completing 2-years of study in the HBA program.

Let’s walk through all the requirements, tips, and tricks for a successful Ivey HBA application including examples from successful applicants.

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Ivey HBA Acceptance Rate and Employment Report

How hard is it to get into Western Ivey HBA Program as an AEO Applicant?

For over a decade, the Western Ivey Honors Business Administration (HBA) program has been ranked as one of the most selective undergraduate programs to get into in Canada!

The Ivey HBA acceptance rate has been around 8% in the past few years. To be a competitive candidate one must be a well-rounded student that maintains both a 90%+ admission average and high non-academic achievement as the Ivey HBA application is split 50/50 between academic achievement and supplementary application.

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Hardest Undergraduate Programs to Get Into in Canada

Compared to many of the “elite” Ivy League Schools in the USA the acceptance rates for most undergraduate programs in Canada are relatively high. However, there are some programs that are highly competitive and can be extremely hard to get into. 

We’ve compiled data from some of the most reputable university ranking sources available to determine our list for the 8 hardest undergraduate programs to get into in Canada. This list will include undergraduate programs from many fields including engineering, business, and sciences.

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