McMaster University

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Hamilton, Canada
=103rd in World University Rankings 2024
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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.

Contact Links

Office of International Affairs (http://oia.mcmaster.ca/)

Research at McMaster (https://www.research.mcmaster.ca/)

DeGroote School of Business (http://www.degroote.mcmaster.ca)

Faculty of Engineering (http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca)

School of Graduate Studies (http://graduate.mcmaster.ca/)

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Key Statistics

A breakdown of the key statistics at McMaster University

gender ratio
Student gender ratio
56 F : 44 M (1)
globe fill
International student percentage
22% (1)
student per staff
Students per staff
30.9 (1)
Student total
28254 (1)

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

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Subjects Taught at McMaster University

See below for a range of subjects taught at McMaster University

General Engineering
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Social Sciences201–250th
Politics and International Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Physical Sciences301–400th
Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences101–125th
Sport Science
Biological Sciences
Computer Science201–250th
Computer Science
Arts and Humanities251–300th
Languages, Literature and Linguistics
History, Philosophy and Theology
Art, Performing Art and Design
Business and Economics201–250th
Economics and Econometrics
Business and Management
Accounting and Finance
Clinical and Health36th
Medicine and Dentistry
Other Health