The University of Guelph was officially founded in 1964. Situated in south-western Ontario, the 330-hectare campus supports a community of scholars and learners who are committed to the advancement of both knowledge and human values. It is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities partly because of the friendly and supportive campus. More than 16,500 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students benefit from a comprehensive and innovative curriculum that spans the arts, humanities, physical and natural sciences, and social sciences.
The city of Guelph is a vibrant community with a lively downtown, good shopping and a dynamic cultural scene. Surrounded by the rolling hills of south-western Ontario, Guelph is only an hour's bus ride from Toronto. The city is very student friendly, with easy public transport and a welcoming community feeling. The Speed and Eramosa Rivers which run through Guelph are surrounded by parks and are an ideal place for walking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Guelph features a variety of cafes and restaurants with flavours from around the world, as well as a number of well known music and art festivals.
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
City population: 126,000
University population: 22,000
Climate: This region of Ontario has cold winters and warm, humid summers, with moderately high rainfall and snowfall.
Nearest International Airport: Toronto International Airport
Top reasons to study here:
- Top marks for student satisfaction
- Painting Old Jeremiah (an antique naval gun) is a campus tradition
- Recent academic achievements include the first scientific validation of water on Mars