McMaster University

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Top 20% in international outlook in 2016
Top 10% in industry income in 2016
Top 20% in research in 2016
Top 20% in citations in 2016

Key Statistics

  • 23,823
  • 19.3
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 15%
    International Students
  • 53 : 47
    Female:Male Ratio


Since 1887, McMaster University has been dedicated to the cultivation of human potential, a commitment we demonstrate everyday through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research.

One of only four Canadian Universities consistently ranked in the world’s top 100, McMaster has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence, evidenced by the achievements of our best and brightest whose ranks include three Nobel Prize winners, global business leaders, technological innovators, prominent politicians, public intellectuals, philanthropists and performers.

A one-hour drive from Toronto and a one-hour flight from major American hubs New York City, Washington D.C and Chicago, our campus is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and multicultural regions of North America.

The McMaster community includes 21,441 undergraduate students, 3,519 graduate students, 1,413 full-time faculty and 170,654 alumni, based in 137 countries worldwide.

Ground-breaking teaching and learning

In addition to McMaster’s renowned medical school, our professional schools in the Faculties of Engineering and Business are complimented by our commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Science.

Our Research strength

Home to some of the best minds and laboratories in the country, with research output rivalling universities more than twice its size, McMaster has a well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of discovery and innovation and is consistently ranked among Canada’s top research intensive universities.

From combating disease to informing public policy, reducing environmental pollutants and manufacturing the next smart car, McMaster students and researchers are working collaboratively, across disciplines to address the most urgent needs in our society, improving quality of life, productivity and developing opportunities for communities across Canada and the world.

Thinking globally

With students and faculty from well over 90 countries worldwide and 70 international exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. We are the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health- UNU-INWEH) and are committed to engaging in issues that affect not only Canada, but the world.

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