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Mount Royal University

4.5 out of 5 (26 ratings / 26 reviews) Calgary, Canada
Here, you don’t have to wait to finish university before you put your stamp on the world. Your Mount Royal experience will be as original as you. This is your time. This is your university.



Our facilities and programs have expanded greatly since our 1910 founding, but our purpose remains the same - to provide personalized learning that fosters the success and satisfaction of our students.


Bachelor’s degrees are four-year university-level academic programs which include a combination of courses specific to the degree topic. Most Mount Royal bachelor’s degrees include General Education courses which provide exposure to a range of ideas and academics through electives that you choose. A bachelor’s degree may include hands-on learning such as Co-operative Education, practica or an internship. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for the workforce or to continue your studies at professional or graduate school.


The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) is dedicated to helping research and scholarly activity from beginning to end. The ORSCE office motto for researchers is "see us early, see us often".

Some of our activities include:

  • Assisting with the development of research ideas
  • Providing information on sources of project funding
  • Improving grant application success through support from internal and external experts
  • Facilitating collaborative and interdisciplinary programs of research
  • Administering grants and awards
  • Overseeing and supporting a diverse collection of scholarly institutes
  • Communicating and celebrating research and scholarship of the MRU community.


Career Services provides opportunities for students to clarify, experience and achieve their career and employment goals.

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Student services

University is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and leave you with lots of questions. We’re here to help you realize your full academic and personal potential at Mount Royal.

What we do

  • We are here to help students learn what is available on campus to support them, and help them navigate these resources.
  • We work closely with staff and faculty to better understand our students and how to help them be successful.
  • We are home to New Student Orientation, the Early Support referral program, as well as Student Success Peers.

Housing services

Mount Royal Residence is intended for single students in any number of classes.

We have two residence complexes - West Residence and East Residence - designed for independent student living. Combined, they accommodate about 1,000 students.

Our residences are available in either apartment or townhouses units - no cramped dorms here! All residents have private, lockable bedrooms and share living rooms and kitchens with their unit mates.

Library services

The Riddell Library and Learning Centre has so much more than books. It is a transformational learning and research environment that brings together students, expert faculty and staff, and a wide range of technology and resources. Within these walls, you’ll be able to discover, understand, create and share.

ICT services

ITS provides technical support, solutions and diversified services to the Mount Royal University community.


  • Application support, infrastructure, network support, hardware and software support, lab and classroom support, training, IT security and mobile computing.

Medical services

  • Mental Health Services
  • Medical Services
  • MRU Injury and Prevention Clinic

Student Life

Campus life

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary, also home to the Métis Nation.

Sports facilities

Whether you crave activity to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle or use it to reduce exam stress and blow off some steam, Recreation has what you’re looking for.

Full- and part-time credit students have access to the Recreation Centre as part of their tuition. So, you can reach your academic and personal goals at the same time. Get Rec’d!

Student Reviews

School systems need reform
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Student's in Canada and the U.S. are controlled and are dictated what they are and are not allowed to learn. I am done with this mentality. Why do I have to take a grade school level French course just because it is what the institution wants.

pro/con of small classes
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the small classroom settings but contrast to this opinion, the full classes set me back in my degree in a big way.

Wonderful University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful university, small enough campus that you get great feedback and positive learning experience from professors.


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