- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Biological Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurship, Communications, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Health Care, STEM, General Study
- Type: Public
- Country: Canada
- Call: 514.398.4455
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1821, we've grown from a small college to a bustling university with 2 campuses, 10 faculties, 300 programs of study, and 40,000 students.
The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.
A Tradition of Success:
McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford's Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas.
Our 250,000+ graduates form a vast global network, with many alumni reaching the top of their professions as Supreme Court Justices, award-winning authors and musicians, astronauts and more.
McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 142 McGill students.
The ability to balance academic excellence with the extracurricular is another hallmark of the McGill student. In addition to a rich athletic tradition that includes many Olympians and the birth of hockey and football, thousands of McGill students participate in the hundreds of clubs, associations and community groups that enrich Montreal and contribute to a vibrant campus life.