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University of Guelph

  • Public University, Estd 1964
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • 29,507 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1,700 international students from 130+ countries
  • 185,000 alumni in 160+ countries worldwide
  • More than 1,800 research projects
  • Seven colleges with 85+ majors
  • More than 800 faculty
  • A semester-to-semester retention rate of 91%
  • An acceptance rate of 66%
  • A graduation rate of 80%
  • Awarded more than $42.7 million in scholarships in 2020
  • An employment rate of 90.15% within six months of graduation
  • $146 million in annual research funding
  • 200+ clubs and 19 intramural sports

University at a Glance

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Located in Ontario, Canada, the University of Guelph is a comprehensive public research university. Its origin occurred through the merger of Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Veterinary College, and the MacDonald Institute. Founded in 1964, many people refer to it as U of G.

Currently, U of G has an enrollment rate of 29,507 undergraduate and graduate students. 1,700 international students representing over 130 countries contribute to the diversity of this education hub. These students can choose from programs in more than 85 majors and 56 minors as well as certificate programs in different fields of study. Several departments and schools operating under the following colleges oversee these programs:

  • College of:
    • Biological Science
    • Arts
    • Engineering and Physical Sciences
    • Social and Applied Human Sciences
  • Ontario Veterinary College
  • Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
  • Ontario Agricultural College

The University of Guelph operates three campuses across Guelph, Toronto, and Ridgetown. These campuses facilitate accommodations for their students in 12 residence halls. Students also receive academic facilities from the library as well on-campus. They can access the Child Care & Learning Centre, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium, Science Complex Atrium, and University Centre Administration. Athletic and recreational facilities are available on the university’s premises as well. Aside from these, they can avail of the following student services:

  • Accessibility services
  • Counselling services
  • Health services
  • Services for mental well-being
  • Wellness Education and Promotion Centre
  • Health and Performance Centre
  • Sexual violence education and support

With over $80 million in annual research funding, the University of Guelph is one of the most research-intensive universities in Canada. The students and faculty members of the university can access laboratory services. This university operates the Food Institute, Research Office, Animal Care Centre, Research Innovation Office, and the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety. It has earned the title of Canada’s food university after ranking first in agricultural science.

As the largest employer in Guelph, U of G puts an emphasis on experiential learning for its students through things like co-op placements and field courses. The university provides Guelph graduates with the tools that help them differentiate themselves in the world and prepares them for their future careers. Some of these tools include co-operative education and career services, career opportunities, human resources, faculty relations, and recruitment.

The University of Guelph has educated nearly 185,000 alumni who reside in over 160 countries worldwide. Some of the notable names that call this institute their alma mater include:

  • Alan Armitage
  • Laura Bertram
  • Mark Bourrie
  • Chris Banks
  • Karen Beauchemin
  • Tim Bray
  • Elizabeth Yake
  • John Wise
  • Edgar Archibald
  • Roberta Bondar
  • Jackie Perez
  • Alissa York
  • Liz Sandals
  • Rupan Bal
  • Kathleen Daisy Miller

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Not required
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
English language proficiency proof

Application feesCAD 40 - 120
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 3 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $30.4K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 2.5 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $15.6K


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University of Guelph through our handy list of options below!

On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus housing facilities to its students in three residences with a total of 12 halls

  • South Residences:
    • A capacity of 1,800 students
    • Halls:
      • Mountain
      • Prairie
      • Maritime
  • North Residences:
    • Housing options include single-, double-, triple-, and quad-rooms
    • Halls:
      • Lennox & Addington
      • Lamington
      • Johnston
      • Mills
      • Watson
      • Maids
  • North Residences:
    • Housing options include single- and double-rooms
    • Halls:
      • Glengarry
      • Lanark
      • Dundas

Link: http://housing.uoguelph.ca/


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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
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