McGill University - Overview

McGill University is proud to offer over 250 specialized and interdisciplinary Master’s and Doctoral graduate degree programs, earning its excellent reputation as one of the great centers for learning and research in North America. Graduate students make up roughly 23% of McGill’s 36,500 students, and have the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned faculty members who are pioneers, innovators, designers and explorers in their fields. McGill boasts two gorgeous, geographically distinct campuses, one in the heart of cosmopolitan downtown Montreal, and one 40 km (25 miles) west on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. Dedicated to fostering the complete student experience, McGill is proud to offer a comprehensive range of award-winning student services and resources, designed to best support your life, learning, personal, and academic achievement.

McGill University - History and Facts

Founded in 1821 with a bequest by Montreal merchant James McGill, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. The only Canadian university ranked in the top 25 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement for four years running, McGill was also picked as the top medical-doctoral school in the country by Maclean's magazine in 2008. Innovative research programs and cutting-edge facilities including our brand new Life Sciences Complex attract internationally respected faculty. Our faculty excel at research; in 2008, McGill professors Nahum Sonenberg and Charles Taylor took home, respectively, the Gairdner International Award and the Kyoto Prize, two of the world's top research prizes. McGill's faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, too, bringing their cutting-edge breakthroughs into the classroom. McGill also attracts the brightest students. The University offers its 34,000 students unparalleled opportunities to enrich their educational experience through hands-on research opportunities, international exchanges, internships, field-study and study-abroad programs. McGill's 21 faculties and professional schools offer degrees in more than 300 fields of study. McGill offers a full range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs as well as professional degrees in law, dentistry, business and medicine.

Ranking  34      2
Country Canada
City Montreal
Bachelor (foreigners)27,390 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)7,563 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)9,040 USD/year.
Master (citizens)4,689 USD/year.
Cost of living $650-1,143 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1821
Teachers 3,584
Students 29,100
Foreigners 30%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
By work, all things increase and grow
Accreditation
• Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec
Affiliations
• Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Group of Thirteen (G13)
• Universitas 21
• Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
• Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
• University of the Arctic (UArctic)
• Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Rankings
World ranking34
Country ranking2
Academic Reputation32
Employer Reputation56
Quality of teaching130
International Faculty133
International Students82
Citations per Faculty157
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities35
Engineering and Technology68
Life Sciences and Medicine34
Natural Science47
Social Sciences and Management49
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics101
Physics101
Chemistry101
Computer Science76
Economics & Business51
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking34
QS World University Rankings24
ARWU Academic Ranking64
Cost of living in Montreal
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 230 352
Food 259 434
Transportation 49 137
Communications and utilities 71 72
Clothing 20 73
Sports and leisure 21 75
Total6501,143
Accommodation in Montreal USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre232
Shared room in city centre356
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre404
1 bedroom apartment in city centre581
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة ماكجيل
German McGill University
Spanish Universidad de McGill
French Univeristé McGill
Japanese マッギル大学
Korean 맥길대학교
Portuguese Universidade de McGill
Russian Университет Макгилла
Chinese 麦吉尔大学
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