The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities because of our commitment to student learning and innovative research. The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development.
Education on the Guelph campus has a long tradition, beginning over one hundred years ago when the Ontario government purchased a five hundred-acre farm from Frederick William Stone for its new School of Agriculture. In this promising location, the Ontario School of Agriculture opened its doors on May 1, 1874.
The University of Guelph is recognized annually as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities by various organizations, external surveys, and our own UofG students:
The University of Guelph’s main campus is located in the south- western Ontario city of Guelph. The city and the university are noted as great places to live and to learn. Known for its friendly, supportive, and safe learning environment, the University of Guelph welcomes international students from more than 100 countries. The city of Guelph has a population of over 121,000 and is one hour from Toronto — Canada’s largest city and airline hub — and less than 2 hours from the Niagara Falls-US border.
In addition to the main campus, the university has one regional campus, Ridgetown, and a state-of-the-art facility in Toronto — the University of Guelph-Humber, offering specialized programs that integrate the university and college experience.