Pick the university that best fits your needs

By University of Calgary Modified on October 11, 2017

University of Calgary is a top Canadian institution offering incredible student experience


You’ll be spending four years or more at the university you choose to study at. Beyond finding your program, it’s important that you find the right fit for you. Many research universities offer similar programs, but one of the biggest differences that will impact your experience is your location.

Located in Western Canada, Calgary is a short one-hour drive from the famous Rocky Mountains. It’s Canada’s energy and innovation hub and was recently ranked as the fifth most livable city in the world. The city is a safe, fun place to live with a thriving local community and diverse job market. Our employers hire our students before they even graduate.

The University of Calgary is a growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. We are also ranked as one of the top 200 most globally oriented universities in the world and are the number six top research university in Canada. A vibrant, urban university with a strong sense of community, our research expertise includes energy, brain and mental health, smart and secure cities, earth-space technologies, biomedical engineering and chronic diseases. Visit ucalgary.ca for more information.

We know it’s important to support our students both inside and outside the classroom. As a University of Calgary student, you can take advantage of the many free programs and services provided on campus to help you achieve success. Make the most of your student experience by joining a club (there are almost 350 to choose from) or finding activities and events that interest you. Calgarians also live an active lifestyle, and as a student, you’ll have access to all kinds of fun activities, indoor and out. Visit ucalgary.ca/activeliving to learn more.