University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, their campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. They are known for excellence in the arts and sciences and for their commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. The University of Guelph is committed to international outreach. The University of Guelph is well known for its warm and friendly campus atmosphere. For several years in a row, University of Guelph has been ranked by international students in Ontario as the best university in the province for it's learning and living environment, and support for international students. The campus offers many opportunities for students to become involved in their community and gain leadership experience. University of Guelph students benefit from a vast array of services that are available to assist them in achieving academic and personal success.
U of G has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students at their campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries. More than 150 years after the launch of their founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, they now have more than 140,000 alumni living in 150 countries. Their students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences. Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.
Their living and learning environments encourage exploration and the interdisciplinary sharing of new ideas, critical for meeting challenges posed by their more complex and interconnected world. Their faculty scholars and researchers provide students with ground-breaking research opportunities, in laboratories, art studios, and libraries and in the field. Student engagement is fundamental to learning and research at U of G. By focusing on the “whole student,” they give University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in their ever-changing world. At Guelph, they turn knowledge into action.
Their open, friendly campus is characterized by green lawns and a blend of modern and traditional architecture (historical tour). The 330-hectare (817-acre) site features Victorian turrets, modern concrete, glass and steel, hand-hewn century limestone, brick walkways, landscaped plazas, and a 165-hectare Arboretum. With over 5,000 students in their single and family residences, Guelph has one of the largest and well-established university housing systems in Canada. They offer a variety of Residence Learning Communities, including Academic Clusters and Living-Learning Centres, bringing together students with common interests.
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