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University of Guelph

4.5 out of 5 (13 ratings / 11 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

Humanities (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

The campus was established in 1922 as a demonstration farm to address agricultural production in southwestern Ontario. Throughout the years the campus has grown and evolved to include a wide range of formal education programs, innovative extension programs and business development activities.

Education

Over 24,000 students learn at the University of Guelph every year. More than 800 faculty teach here every year. More than 1,800 research projects to improve life in a variety of capacities are currently underway.Yet what the numbers don’t capture is how we live while we're here and after we leave. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged. They are passionate about being here. We are equally passionate about educating the whole person to shape better citizens of the world.That has been our focus for over 150 years: life, living, always improving.

Research

The Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph research program offers a unique opportunity to address research needs and is located in the heartland of Ontario agriculture. Location, climate, and agricultural and environmental diversity are all important.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301
2017
301
2016
301
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
501
2018
-
2017
351
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
581 -90
2018
491 10
2017
501
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
423 2
2017
425
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

Library services

Pick up a course guide hand-out and use these internet sites, databases, book titles and articles to start your search for information in your program area: Agriculture, Environment, Horticulture, Veterinary, and more...

The Academic Skills Centre is dedicated to instructing, supporting and empowering students in the skills necessary for success at Ridgetown.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Founded in 1951, and became a University of Guelph campus in 1997.
  • Vision: Advancing society through agri-food research and science based learning.
  • Mission: To be a leader in applied agriculture, animal science, and environmental research and in life-long learning initiatives that are practical and relevant to society.

Sports facilities

  • Aquafit Classes
  • Boot Camp Classes
  • Cycle Classes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Pilates & Yoga Classes
  • TRX® Suspension Classes
  • NRG Plus Classes
  • Fitness Centre
  • Group Personal Training
  • Personal Training & Nutrition
  • Fitness & Yoga Certifications

Student clubs

The Ridgetown Agri-Food Foundation has an interest in the further development of the campus through participation in important fund raising activities and support to campus innovation and development.

Student Reviews

University of Guelph review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed it very much and made good friends. I just realised I am in the wrong program too late.
Amazing
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
It's been great, met lots of friends and doing well.
Best 4 years of your life - In and out the classroom
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
If you study at Guelph, it will become your new home. Take the time to know your Profs. in your department - especially in Sociology if you study it. All the Profs. at Guelph truly want you to succeed. Take advantage of all the campus organizations there to make you feel welcomed and involved. Amazing bursary and scholarship opportunities. If you can, the study abroad opportunities are phenomen...