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University of Calgary

4.1 out of 5 (23 ratings / 18 reviews) Calgary, Canada
UCalgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society’s most persistent challenges. Our creation and transfer of knowledge contributes every day to our country’s global competitive advantage and makes the world a better place.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Business & Management (4)
Law (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

On April 29, 1966  the University of Calgary was granted autonomy. From there, growth was fast and furious, as a new campus took shape and innovative educators came to Calgary from around the world.

In 2016-17, the University of Calgary marked its 50th Anniversary as an autonomous institution.

Education

Through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, under construction now, the university will take the lead in educational innovation by researching the most effective methods for engaging students, by supporting faculty to be the best teachers they can be and by providing some of the most innovative learning spaces available anywhere in North America.

Research

  • We are focused on creating a low-carbon energy system while assessing the effects of energy-related processes and harnessing unconventional hydrocarbon resources.
  • The pressures of our rapidly growing global population are driving unprecedented changes in our social, political, cultural and natural systems. 
  • Researchers are at the forefront of advancing neurosurgery, joint repair and stem cell production and are producing unprecedented insights into global healthcare research challenges.
  • NEST capture, analyze and share the smell, sight, taste, touch and sound of our earth-space environment, enabling better decisions for industry, security and society.

Career

The Career Guide is an extensive resource that will help you make important decisions about career planning, searching for jobs and professional development.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
151
2017
151 50
2016
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
199 2
2018
201 -6
2017
195
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
229 -12
2018
217 -21
2017
196
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
178 5
2017
183
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Enrolment Services

  • Tuition & fee payment
  • Course registration and withdrawals
  • Student forms
  • Financial aid and awards
  • Transcript request
  • Enrolment verification
  • Student and Enrolment Services
Student Success & Leadership
  • Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
  • Leadership and Student Engagement
  • New Student Orientation
  • Student Success Centre
International
  • Study at the University of Calgary
  • International Student Services (ISS)
  • Study abroad
  • Student Rights/Access/Advocacy
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Non-Academic Misconduct Policy
  • Native Centre
  • Student Ombuds Office
  • Women's Resource Centre
Parking & Traffic
  • UPass
  • Parking Permits
  • Parking Map
  • Pay Your Ticket
  • Green Initiatives
Campus Safety & Security
  • UNICARD
  • Campus Security
  • SafeWalk
  • Lost and Found

Housing services

Find your home in residence and connect with other students. Also, find the hot spots on campus to eat.

  • Residence Services
  • Hotel on Campus
  • Off Campus Housing
  • SU (Den/Black Lounge)
  • The Last Defense
  • Campus Food Bank

Library services

The University of Calgary Bookstore (Est. 1966) proudly serves students, faculty and staff on campus. Our campus bookstore is where you’ll find textbooks and other course materials, Dinos gear and merchandise, books for leisure reading, gift items, school supplies and a full-service Starbucks to help you refuel any time of day.

ICT services

The Information Technologies (IT) department provides computing and media services in support of learning, teaching, research, and administration at the University of Calgary.

IT supports many online services that students will utilize throughout their academic learning experience at the University of Calgary.

Medical services

Health & WellnessFeel better about yourself, your studies and your university experience. The SU Wellness Centre is here to help you enhance your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

  • SU Wellness Centre
  • Counselling
  • Faith and Spirituality Centre
  • Health Services
  • Wellness Guide
  • Dental Choice

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking

Sports facilities

Athletics & Recreation

Being a current student at the University of Calgary means you have access to a number of world class recreational facilities and options.

  • Dinos Athletics
  • Campus Recreation
  • Outdoors Centre
  • Olympic Oval

Student clubs

  • Alumni Association
  • Canadian Sport Centre Calgary
  • Cybera Inc.
  • Faculty Association
  • Faculty Women's Club
  • Graduate University Mathematics Society
  • History Students' Association
  • International Association of Middle East Studies
  • National Sport Centre
  • Netera Alliance
  • Psychology Undergraduate Students' Association
  • Residence Student's Association
  • Society of Calgary Undergraduate Mathematics
  • Society of Undergraduates in Economics
  • Status of Women Committee-Advisory to the President
  • University of Calgary Actuarial Society
  • WISE
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Accreditation

  • UCCC Main and UCCC West are both accredited child care centres. Accreditation recognizes the many facets of high quality care, including positive child to educator interactions, a child-focused environment and developmentally appropriate curriculum/ programming for children, as well as the support to families and our ECE professional team.
  • UCVM has received accreditation the Council on Education (COE) representing the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA COE).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at the University of Calgary has been an amazing experience! I met friends in my program, gained employment that I wouldn’t have been eligible otherwise, and learnt a lot about myself and what I want to my life to be like. I’ve had some struggles with my program in terms of the structure of courses and registration. Some of it is poorly organized and could use...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

First year of studies at university was quite “messy” if not the one which left me confused and pushed me to contemplate about sense of life and what I like and should do in life. If you guys who just applied and were accepted think that you will have a lot of free time, haste less weekends, enough time to play video games and so on, then that is your greatest mistake to...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UofC is a very research intensive school, which forces students to have a critical eye about topics you are studying. The campus is easy to navigate and you can get from one end to the other in less than 10 minutes. The student gym is crowded but has most equipment you need. The foodcourt is limited by healthy options but does have one great eatery - Fuel for Gold. The...

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