General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established
Abbreviation U of A
Teachers 3,773
Students 36,688
Foreigners 25%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Green and gold
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Quaecumque vera
Accreditation
• Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education, Alberta
Affiliations
• Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Group of Thirteen (G13)
• Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie (AUFC)
• University of the Arctic (UArctic)
• Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
• Association of University Forestry Schools of Canada (AUFSC)
• Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
• Canadian University Press (CUP)
Rankings
World ranking97
Country ranking4
Academic Reputation105
Employer Reputation164
Quality of teaching272
International Faculty124
International Students129
Citations per Faculty255
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities113
Engineering and Technology181
Life Sciences and Medicine89
Natural Science156
Social Sciences and Management187
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics151
Chemistry151
Computer Science76
Economics & Business37
Cost of living in Edmonton, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation 288 351
Food 254 443
Transportation 54 136
Communications and utilities 98 118
Clothing 20 73
Sports and leisure 24 83
Accommodation in Edmonton, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre291
Shared room in city centre355
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre586
1 bedroom apartment in city centre714
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking97
QS World University Rankings96
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Webometrics Ranking72
Alternative title
Russian Альбертский университет
Spanish Universidad de Alberta
Chinese 阿尔伯塔大学
Arabic جامعة ألبرتا
French Université de l'Alberta
German Universität von Alberta
Japanese アルバータ大学
Korean 앨버타대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Alberta
Location on map - University of Alberta
University of Alberta (U of A) - public higher education institution in Canada.

University of Alberta - Description

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top universities and among the world’s leading public research-intensive universities, with a reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to world-leading facilities such as Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, the U of A attracts the best and brightest minds from around the globe. Our students choose from 400 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties. We lead the country with the most 3M national teaching fellowships (Canada’s highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence). With over 100 years of history and 250,000 alumni, the U of A is known globally for equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills to be tomorrow’s leaders.” The U of A is located in Edmonton, Alberta, a dynamic city with one million residents and the major hub for Alberta’s thriving energy industry. The main campus, in the centre of Edmonton, is minutes from downtown with bus and subway access through the city. Home to over 39,000 students, including more than 7,000 international students from 152 countries, the U of A fosters a supportive and multicultural atmosphere within a vibrant research environment.

Description of University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 38,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and attracts more than $498 million in external research funding. It offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses. Offering a wide array of programs and extra-curricular activities, the University of Alberta provides students with multiple opportunities to discover and explore their particular passions, talents, and skills. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the U of A boasts the best university theatre program in Canada, the country’s second-largest library, a vibrant medical school and teaching hospital, a highly ranked business school, and programs in energy and environment that address today’s most pressing concerns. The U of A is also the only university in western Canada that offers French-language and bilingual bachelor degrees at its Campus Saint-Jean, while student looking for the small campus liberal arts, residential experience, can find it at the U of A’s Augustana Campus, about 95 kilometres south of Edmonton. Students study—and excel—under the leadership of many of Canada’s best teachers and world-class researchers, including 34 winners of the nation’s top award for undergraduate teaching. Since its founding in 1908, 64 U of A students have become Rhodes Scholars. U of A alumni have served the public at the highest levels as Governor General, Prime Minister, Premier, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. They have become leaders in major Canadian media corporations—from the CBC to the Globe and Mail. They have built global companies such as Stantec, PCL, Syncrude, Dofasco, EnCana and Giordano International, China’s largest retailer of casual clothing. Dedicated to the pursuit of truth for the “uplifting of the whole people,” U of A researchers have been at the forefront of research innovation for over a century. Examples of research breakthroughs include: Robert W Boyle’s invention of sonar during the First World War; James Collip’s refinement of insulin with the Nobel-prize winning team of Frederick Banting, Charles Best and John MacLeod; Karl Clark’s discovery of a method to separate bitumen from oil sands; Ray Rajotte’s Islet Transplantation Group’s development of the Edmonton Protocol for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes; and Lorne Tyrrell’s discovery of the world's first oral antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B. Whether it's partnering with NASA to measure the wind on Mars, doing world-renowned research on water ecology that has saved thousands of lakes around the world, producing the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British Isles, or making breakthroughs in obesity or cardiac research, the U of A is leading the way. At the University of Alberta, we seek to be a place where individuals can become extraordinary leaders, transformed by world-class research and learning that advances knowledge, solves problems, and enriches human experience. Our vision is to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Accounting
Bachelor Active Living, Health and Well-Being
Bachelor Activity and Nutrition
Bachelor Adapted Physical Activity
Bachelor Advanced Placement
Bachelor Agricultural and Resource Economics
Bachelor Agricultural Business Management
Bachelor Ancient and Medieval History
Bachelor Animal Biology
Bachelor Animal Science
Bachelor Anthropology
Bachelor Applied Mathematics
Bachelor Art
Bachelor Art and Design
Bachelor Astrophysics
Bachelor Atmospheric Sciences
Bachelor Biochemistry
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics
Bachelor Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Business and Marketing Route
Bachelor Business Economics and Law
Bachelor Business Studies
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Business and Technology
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Business, Administration, Finance
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Communication Arts
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Computer Science
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Design
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Health
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Human Ecology
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Human Sciences
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Media
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Natural Resources
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Recreation
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Resources
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education
Bachelor Career and Technology Studies: Trades, Manufacturing, and Transportation
Bachelor Cell Biology
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Chemical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Bachelor Chemical Engineering - Computer Process Control Option
Bachelor Chemical Engineering: Oil Sands Option
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chinese Language and Literature
Bachelor Chinese Studies
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Civil Engineering - Biomedical Option
Bachelor Civil Engineering - Environmental Option
Bachelor Classical Language
Bachelor Classical Studies
Bachelor Classics
Bachelor Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture
Bachelor Coaching Studies
Bachelor Combined Chinese and Japanese
Bachelor Combined Classics, Greek and Latin
Bachelor Combined French and Italian
Bachelor Combined French and Spanish
Bachelor Combined German and Scandinavian
Bachelor Combined History and Classics
Bachelor Combined Italian and Spanish
Bachelor Combined Polish and Russian
Bachelor Combined Polish and Ukrainian
Bachelor Combined Russian and Ukrainian
Bachelor Community Practice
Bachelor Companion and Performance Animals
Bachelor Comparative Literature
Bachelor Composition and Theory
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Engineering - Nanoscale System Design Option
Bachelor Computer Engineering - Software Option
Bachelor Computing Science
Bachelor Computing Science - Bioinformatics
Bachelor Computing Science - Software Practice
Bachelor Computing Science Route
Bachelor Computing Science with Business
Bachelor Conservation Biology
Bachelor Creative Writing
Bachelor Cree
Bachelor Criminology
Bachelor Crop Science
Bachelor Cultural and Managerial Studies of Sport and Leisure
Bachelor Dental Hygiene Specialization
Bachelor Design
Bachelor Distribution Management
Bachelor Doctor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor Drama
Bachelor Drama - Acting
Bachelor Drama and Education
Bachelor Drama and Secondary Education
Bachelor Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Bachelor East Asian Language and Literature
Bachelor East Asian Studies
Bachelor Ecology
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Educational Policy Studies
Bachelor Educational Psychology
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Bachelor Electrical Engineering - Nanoengineering Option
Bachelor Elementary Education
Bachelor Engineering - Faculté Saint-Jean Cohort
Bachelor Engineering Physics
Bachelor Engineering Physics - Nanoengineering Option
Bachelor Engineering Route
Bachelor English
Bachelor English Language Arts
Bachelor Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Bachelor Environmental Earth Sciences
Bachelor Environmental Economics and Policy
Bachelor Environmental Studies
Bachelor European Studies
Bachelor Evolutionary Biology
Bachelor Family Ecology
Bachelor Film Studies
Bachelor Finance
Bachelor Food Animals
Bachelor Food Business Management
Bachelor Food Safety and Quality
Bachelor Food Science and Technology
Bachelor Forest Business Management
Bachelor Forest Management
Bachelor French Language
Bachelor French Language and Literature
Bachelor Geology
Bachelor Geophysics
Bachelor German Language and Literature
Bachelor German Studies
Bachelor Germanic Languages
Bachelor Global and Developmental Studies - Interdisciplinary
Bachelor History
Bachelor History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
Bachelor Home Economics
Bachelor Hospital Practice
Bachelor Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Bachelor Human Geography
Bachelor Human Resource Management
Bachelor Human Resources Management
Bachelor Immunology and Infection
Bachelor Industrial Arts Education
Bachelor Industrial Education Vocational
Bachelor International Business
Bachelor Italian
Bachelor Italian Studies
Bachelor Japanese Language and Literature
Bachelor Japanese Studies
Bachelor Juris Doctor
Bachelor Kinesiology
Bachelor Land Reclamation
Bachelor Latin American Studies
Bachelor Latin Language and Literature
Bachelor Linguistics
Bachelor Management and Organization
Bachelor Management Information Systems
Bachelor Management Science
Bachelor Marketing
Bachelor Materials Engineering
Bachelor Materials Engineering - Biomedical Option
Bachelor Materials Engineering - Nano and Functional Materials Option
Bachelor Mathematical Physics
Bachelor Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mathematics - Computational Science
Bachelor Mathematics and Economics
Bachelor Mathematics and Finance
Bachelor Mathematics and Physics
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Bachelor Middle Eastern and African Studies
Bachelor Mining Engineering
Bachelor Molecular Genetics
Bachelor Music
Bachelor Music and Elementary Education
Bachelor Music and Secondary Education
Bachelor Music History
Bachelor Native Studies
Bachelor Natural Resources, Energy and The Environment
Bachelor Neuroscience
Bachelor Nutrition
Bachelor Nutrition and Food
Bachelor Operations Management
Bachelor Organizational Studies
Bachelor Paleontology
Bachelor Performance
Bachelor Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor Pharmacology
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physical Activity and Sport Performance
Bachelor Physical Education
Bachelor Physical Education and Elementary Education
Bachelor Physical Education and Secondary Education
Bachelor Physical Sciences
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Physiology
Bachelor Physiology and Developmental Biology
Bachelor Plant Biology
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor Printmaking Route
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Range and Pasture Management
Bachelor Recreation and Sport Tourism
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Religious Studies - Eastern and Native American Religious Traditions
Bachelor Religious Studies - Thematic Studies
Bachelor Religious Studies - Western Religious Traditions
Bachelor Retailing and Services
Bachelor Romance Languages
Bachelor Russian Language and Literature
Bachelor Scandinavian Language and Literature
Bachelor School Music
Bachelor Science and Education - Biological Sciences
Bachelor Science and Education - Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor Science and Education - Physical Sciences
Bachelor Science, Technology and Society
Bachelor Second Languages - Cree
Bachelor Second Languages - French
Bachelor Second Languages - German
Bachelor Second Languages - Italian
Bachelor Second Languages - Japanese
Bachelor Second Languages - Other
Bachelor Second Languages - Spanish
Bachelor Second Languages - Ukrainian
Bachelor Secondary Education
Bachelor Social Sciences Route
Bachelor Social Studies
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Spanish Language and Literature
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Statistics and Applied Probability
Bachelor Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Bachelor Technical Theatre
Bachelor Technical Theatre - Stage Management
Bachelor Technical Theatre and Costume
Bachelor Technical Theatre and Production
Bachelor Ukrainian Folklore
Bachelor Ukrainian Language and Literature
Bachelor Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management
Bachelor Wildlife Management and Pastures
Bachelor WomenS History
Bachelor WomenS Studies
Bachelor World Music

Programs - Master

Master Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
Master Anthropology
Master Art and Design
Master Biochemistry
Master Biological Sciences
Master Biomedical Engineering
Master Business
Master Cell Biology
Master Chemical and Materials Engineering
Master Chemistry
Master Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master Communications and Technology
Master Comparative Literature
Master Computing Science
Master Dentistry
Master Drama
Master Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Master East Asian Studies
Master Educational Policy Studies
Master Educational Psychology
Master Educational Studies
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master Elementary Education
Master Health Promotion Studies
Master Health Sciences Education
Master History and Classics
Master Human Ecology
Master Humanities Computing
Master Internetworking
Master Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Master Law
Master Linguistics
Master Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Master Mechanical Engineering
Master Medical Genetics
Master Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Master Medicine
Master Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Master Music
Master Neuroscience
Master Nursing
Master Obstetrics and Gynecology
Master Occupational Therapy
Master Oncology
Master Ophthalmology
Master Pediatrics
Master Pharmacology
Master Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Master Philosophy
Master Physical Education and Recreation
Master Physical Therapy
Master Physics
Master Physiology
Master Political Science
Master Psychiatry
Master Psychology
Master Public Health Sciences
Master Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Master Rehabilitation Medicine
Master Religious Studies
Master Renewable Resources
Master Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Master Secondary Education
Master Sociology
Master Speech Pathology and Audiology
Master Surgery
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