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MacEwan University

  • Public University, Estd 1971
  • Edmonton, Alberta
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University Highlights

  • Offers:
    • Ten bachelor’s programs
    • 32 bachelor’s degree majors
    • Two transfer degree programs
    • One applied degree
    • 40 diploma and certificate programs
  • The average age of students: 24 years
  • 18,483 part- and full-time students
  • 14,503 full-time students in course programs
  • Awards almost $5 million dollars in scholarships, awards, and bursaries each year
  • An acceptance rate of 59%
  • The fourth-most sustainable university in Canada
  • Received A+ grade for instructor’s teaching style and class size according to Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report
  • Alberta's largest transfer-in establishment of higher-education

University at a Glance

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MacEwan University, also known as MU or MacEwan, is a public undergraduate university located in Edmonton’s downtown core in Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1971, the university started off as the Grant MacEwan Community College. This institute got its name from Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan, who was an educator, author, and former lieutenant governor of Alberta. Its activities as a university began in 2009 when it became the sixth university in Alberta.

MacEwan is home to over 18,000 part- and full-time students. Students have a wide selection of programs including 32 bachelor’s degree majors, ten bachelor programs, two transfer, and one applied degree program as well as 40 diploma and certificate programs in different fields of study. These programs fall under the supervision of the following faculties and schools:

  • Faculty of:
    • Arts and Science
    • Fine Arts and Communications
    • Health and Community Studies
    • Nursing
  • School of:
    • Business
    • Continuing Education

MU has two campuses to its name: the main campus of City Centre and the Alberta College Campus. These two campuses provide their students with housing facilities with an array of amenities. There are two libraries on-campus at this university: Alberta College Library and John L. Haar Library. Students living on- and off-campus can participate in a number of sports like volleyball, hockey, soccer, curling, basketball, cross-country, and golf. The university also operates multiple centres and institutes in order to facilitate research opportunities for its students. Some of these are:

  • Acupuncture Teaching Clinic
  • Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC)
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Centre for Professional Nursing Education (CPNE)
  • Early Learning at MacEwan Child Care Centre
  • John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery
  • Roundhouse
  • Social Innovation Institute
  • Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC)

Student success is of utmost priority at MacEwan University. Different facilities targeted towards helping students are within reach. Some of these facilities include:

  • Advising:
    • Academic Advising
    • Careers and Experience
    • Education Abroad
    • International Student Services
    • Kihêw Waciston Indigenous Centre
  • Learning:
    • Academic Integrity Office
    • Access and Disability Resources (ADR)
    • Library
    • Math and Stats Learning Centre
    • The Writing Centre
  • Technology and online learning:
    • Blackboard Support
    • Technology Support
    • MacEwan eLearning office
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion:
    • Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity
    • Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
    • Sexual Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Office

MacEwan has proudly educated thousands of alumni who are currently working in different fields and leading their areas of expertise. Some of the celebrated university alumni include Emmett Hartfield, Dr. James Makokis, Mark Power, and Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Not required
LOR: Not required
Essays: Not required
CV: Not required
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Required for some courses


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On campus accommodation :
  • Students can reside in double studios or two-bedroom, four-bedroom, and bachelor suites
  • The fee is inclusive of the cost of furnished suites, heat, electricity, water, and Wi-Fi
  • Furnished rooms include single beds, dressers, wardrobe, chairs, desks, shared/private bathrooms, and kitchenettes.
  • Amenities include a games room, theatre, study lounges, social lounges, wellness services, and food services
  • Guest accommodation is available on a guest-only floor



Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    10700 104 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
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