McGill University

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Montreal, Canada
49th in World University Rankings 2024
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    Located in the vibrant, multicultural city of Montreal, McGill University is a community of people inspired by challenge and committed to shaping a better future. McGill’s faculty and students have been pushing the boundaries of knowledge for more than 200 years, making it one of the world’s leading universities.

    Diverse and enriching campuses

    McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from around the world. We welcome international students from over 150 countries, representing about 30% of our student body – the highest proportion of any Canadian research university. Meeting students from around the world will give you the opportunity to experience diverse perspectives and new ways of thinking.

    Supporting bright minds

    Our students have won more national and international awards on average than their peers at any Canadian university — including 147 Rhodes scholarships. This success stems from a simple philosophy: we believe that ideas are made to be challenged. At McGill, we inspire each other to dream big, to try our best, and to achieve more than we thought possible.

    We support our students in every way: McGill offers competitive tuition, as well as scholarships, funding, and employment opportunities.


    A world-class education

    #1 research university in Canada for 15+ years (Macleans)

    #1 in scholarships & bursaries for 13+ years (Macleans)

    #30 in the world / #1 in Canada (QS Top Universities, 2024)

    #1 medical-doctoral university in Canada (Macleans, 2024)

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    Key Student Statistics

    A breakdown of student statistics at McGill University

    • gender ratio
      Student gender ratio
      61 F : 39 M (1)
    • globe fill
      International student percentage
      29% (1)
    • student per staff
      Students per staff
      11.9 (1)
    • student
      Student total
      30821 (1)

    Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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    Subjects Taught at McGill University

    See below for a range of subjects taught at McGill University


    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Social Sciences=38th

    • Sociology
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Geography
    • Communication and Media Studies


    • Psychology

    Physical Sciences=72nd

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Mathematics and Statistics

    Life Sciences=44th

    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences


    • Law


    • Education

    Computer Science=75th

    • Computer Science

    Arts and Humanities48th

    • Languages, Literature and Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy and Theology
    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Art and Design
    • Architecture

    Business and Economics89th

    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Business and Management
    • Accounting and Finance

    Clinical and Health26th

    • Medicine and Dentistry
    • Other Health
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    Indigenous Student Guide


    Undergraduate Viewbook 2024-25


    Graduate Viewbook 2024-25