not at all, public universities are usually supposed to give a general preference to citizens of the area(atleast it is like this in the US). For example out of state transfer students represent < 2-3% of UT Austins new student roster each year, with out of state students in general representing ~10% of the new student body each year. UC Berkeley on the other hand, goes even more extreme, as only ~4-5% of their students are not residents.
I'm not really warping the statistics, those were the exact statistics, and even if people living outside waterloo want to go there, it has to be at least EQUAL to the amount of people who apply from other provinces. If only OUAC would release statistics of ontario vs nationwide. Really, 5 times as many acceptances to Ontario seems a little extreme..
well in all honesty, I was surprised I got in, being only 16 and all(maybe doing a couple of semesters at a local college with a ~4.0 GPA average over 33 credit units helped?). I recommend seriously that you get in contact with schools early, and ask alot of questions. This helps you pretty much in two ways:
Cool. I live in Tennessee, so that college may be one I'll be consider in a couple years (I'm a sophomore now. Man, I've been posting on this board since I was like in 7th grade). PM me or IM me some info about the school when you start. Right now I've been looking into Rhodes over in Memphis, but I still have lots of time to change.