Mount Royal University

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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

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

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

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.

Services:

  • 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 clubs

  • Aviation Student Executive
  • Bissett Accounting Student Society
  • Enactus Mount Royal
  • Financial Students Organization
  • Human Resources Students' Society
  • Marketing Society
  • Student Supply Chain Association

Accreditation

Mount Royal University became the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to be accredited by CPHR AB, providing students who want to pursue an HR career with a strong competitive advantage. The accreditation includes graduates from November 2011 forward.

Student Reviews

A great starting point.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This university is great for networking and developing relationships with your faculty. As a student of health and physical education, I do feel the courses lacked the academic rigour that a comparable program at larger, research based universities may have.

I've learnt a lot from MRU and want to practice it
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the Best Universities in the Baltic States of Europe

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.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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