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University of Guelph

Overview

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 is #1 in Canada and #12 in the world - right behind Harvard - for agricultural sciences!
  • Students interested in plant and animal science can be proud to know they can study at the University of Guelph; #2 in Canada and #38 in the world's top-notch universities that have shown strength in producing research related to the field.
  • Guelph is proud to be ranked #18 in Canada and #91 in the world for environment/ecology.
  • Year established
    1874
  • Registered students
    17000

Academic specialism

A variety of undergraduate programs are offered at the University of Guelph, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Computing, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Diploma in Turfgrass Management, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Bachelor of Applied Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
ON N1G 2W1
Canada
Canada
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Location

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.