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University of Guelph

4.3 out of 5 (48 ratings / 42 reviews) Guelph, Canada
The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

Master's Programmes

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More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph.


U of G has 29,507 undergraduate and graduate students at our campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,400 international students from more than 120 countries. We now have more than 173,000 alumni living in 160 countries. Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.


The Office of Research oversees a $146 million research enterprise across seven colleges, our regional campus at Ridgetown, 15 research stations and the University of Guelph/Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Agreement. We are committed to supporting the research programs of University of Guelph faculty across all disciplines.


Engage in the full range of professional activities related to career planning and development, further education options and job search strategies. This ranges from the personal importance of work, academic program fit as it relates to career options, job search strategies that fit career goals, the current and future state of work and expectations in the workplace.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.


Housing services

Residence living at the University of Guelph is an integral part of University life. You aren’t just coming to Guelph – you are coming to the University of Guelph!  Living in residence will maximize your opportunities for growth, development and enjoyment of your University experience.Student Housing Services is committed to providing residential environments and services that promote student success. Residence living is your foundational support for your time at the University of Guelph. Our residence buildings circle the campus like a wheel - you live minutes from everywhere you need to be.

Library services

The Library & Learning Commons is a bustling, dynamic space. Our services, resources, and spaces are all designed to support student learning; support faculty research and teaching; and foster connections with the community.

ICT services

CCS provides core IT services to the greater campus community. These include internet connectivity, a campus wide integrated email and calendaring system, telephony infrastructure, software distribution, development of single sign-on technology, learning resources, and more.

Medical services

We improve life by meeting the health education and clinical care needs of the University of Guelph student community.Our mission is to provide comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention and primary medical care to full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate students and their families, as well as visitors to the campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.Our living and learning environments encourage exploration and the interdisciplinary sharing of new ideas, critical for meeting challenges posed by our more complex and interconnected world.

Sports facilities

The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of six different departments that provide essential programs and services for students at the University.

The University offers:

  • Varsity Athletics
  • Fitness / Wellness


The Engineers Canada (EC) began accrediting undergraduate university engineering programs in 1965. The process for accrediting an engineering program is undertaken by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), a working Board of the Engineers Canada (EC). 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing professors, small school

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had amazing experience at my university. It provided a perfect blend of practical and theoretical knowledge.

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