About U of G

We are one of Canada's Top Comprehensive universities!

No matter where you’re from, once you enroll at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of fellow students and staff who will set you up with everything you need to be successful.

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Points of Pride:

  • We are one of Canada's Top Comprehensive Universities
  • #1 in residence living
  • #1 in total research dollars
  • #1 in Canada and #5 in the world for Veterinary Sciences
  • #1 in Canada for Food Science and Technology
  • $182 million in annual research funding - we attract more money than any other university in Canada without a medical school!
  • $27.2 million in scholarships and bursaries in 2020/2021
  • One of the highest % of female STEM students nationally
  • 91.2% employment rate within 6 months of graduation 
  • Over 93% of students entering in first year return for their second year at Guelph

Our Campus:

  • 30,040 total enrolment
  • Over 1,750 international students from nearly 130 countries
  • 14 degree programs
  • 85+ majors
  • 4,000+ students enrolled in co-operative education
  • 200+ clubs
  • 25,000 sq foot fitness centre
  • 400 acre aboretum
  • Top scholarships: President's scholarship, Lincoln Alexander Chancellor's scholarship, Dr. J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship, International Entrance Scholarships and more!
  • 20 dining facilities
  • 13 coffee houses
  • 12 Certificate programs to enhance your degree
  • 4,000+ on campus jobs
  • 1000+ experiential learning opportunities
  • 191,000 alumni in more than 150 countries
  • More than 3,000,000 bricks make up our walkways on campus
  • The Gryphon is our mascot and signifies strength and wisdom
  • Red, Black and Gold are our colours.