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 Statistics

    A breakdown of the key statistics at McGill University

    gender ratio
    Student gender ratio
    61 F : 39 M (1)
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    International student percentage
    29% (1)
    student per staff
    Students per staff
    11.9 (1)
    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
    Politics and International Studies
    Communication and Media Studies
    Physical Sciences=72nd
    Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
    Physics and Astronomy
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Life Sciences=44th
    Agriculture and Forestry
    Sport Science
    Biological Sciences
    Computer Science=75th
    Computer Science
    Arts and Humanities48th
    Languages, Literature and Linguistics
    History, Philosophy and Theology
    Art, Performing Art and Design
    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