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University of Guelph

4.4 out of 5 (16 ratings / 14 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.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)



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.


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.


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

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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

Molecular Biology graduate program at Guelph
Riley E rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience has been great there are many opportunities to go to conferences and expand my knowledge while making connections to other researchers. I have learned a lot of new techniques and have a very unique degree with two advisors, one focused on toxicology and biochemistry and the other mainly focused on microbiology. Working in two labs has enabled me...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was good but not good enough. You will be satisfied with teaching experience and atmosphere if you are an average student. Still more specific programme in M.Engg is highly preferred.

Great school
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Had a wonderful time! Program is well structured and professors are great! Research is cutting edge too!

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