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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.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



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.


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.


The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our society and global communities. It is the creation of new knowledge in all forms that distinguishes us as a research university. Their ability to engage students in discovery and innovation further sets us apart among competing research universities. Eyes High is the University of Calgary's strategic direction to become one of Canadas top five research universities by the universitys 50th anniversary in 2016. This bold vision is grounded in innovative learning, teaching, and engagement with the Calgary community.


In our spirited, high-quality learning environment, students thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entreprenuerial thinking. Our vision is that, by 2022, we will be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative teaching and learning and fully engaged with the communities we both serve and lead. And we’re relying on our world-class instructors and researchers to help us reach those goals. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to inspire and guide students to reach their full academic potential, and to lead bold, ground-breaking research, this is the university for you.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
151 50
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
199 2
201 -6
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
229 -12
217 -21
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
178 5
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.


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
  • 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
  • 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

Books & Supplies

Find out where you can get your books and supplies on campus including the University of Calgary Bookstore which offers new and used textbooks.

  • The University of Calgary Bookstore
  • Bound and Copied
  • Medical Bookstore
  • Art Store

ICT services

IT & ComputingGet the computing support you need from Information Technologies. IT is responsible for much of the technology used in running the university.

  • My U of C
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Training/Resources
  • IT Security
  • Network Services
  • Desire2Learn
  • MicroStore

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

Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.As a comprehensive academic and research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines.

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


Canadian medical education programs will continue to receive both LCME and CACMS accreditation.

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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