University of Guelph

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world rank  240

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University Overview

Established in 1964, University of Guelph is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Guelph (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ontario. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Ridgetown, Kemptville. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario, University of Guelph (U of G) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. University of Guelph (U of G) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. U of G also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym U of G
Founded 1964 Origins date back to 1874
Motto Rerum cognoscere causas
To discover the reason for things
Colours Black, red and gold

University Location

Address 50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Ontario
Tel +1 (519) 824 4120
Fax +1 (519) 822 0130
Other locations Ridgetown, Kemptville

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 50 Stone Road East, UC Level 3
Guelph N1G 2W1
(519) 824 4120 x53684

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Guelph's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022