About U of G

What you seek in a university experience, U of G has it.

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities - our students are the most satisfied in Canada! No matter where you’re from, once you enrol 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 a success.

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Video By: Emil Smolders, University of Guelph Alumni


Points of Pride:

  • One of Canada's Top Comprehensive Universities
  • #1 in Student Experience (rated by our students!)
  • $146 million in annual research funding - we attract more money than any other university in Canada without a medical school
  • $24 million in scholarships and bursaries in 2018/2019
  • One of the highest % of female STEM students nationally
  • 90.15% employment rate within 6 months of graduation (CUDO, 2016)
  • Over 90% of students entering in first year return for their second year at Guelph

Our Campus:

  • 26,677 total enrolment
  • 85+ majors
  • 3,500+ students enrolled in Co-operative Education
  • 200+ clubs
  • 19 intramural sports
  • 25,000 sq foot fitness centre
  • 400 acre aboretum
  • 12 President's and Chancellors' scholars awarded every year
  • 7 Dining halls
  • 13 Coffee houses
  • 2 Bakeries
  • 12 Certificate programs to enhance your degree
  • 4,000+ on campus jobs
  • 1000+ experiential learning opportunities
  • 173,000 alumni
  • 2 food trucks
  • 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.