University of Alberta
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: Canada
Found Year: 1908
Address: University of Alberta - Office of Public Affairs, 6th floor, General Services Building, University of Alberta
Introduction

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 38,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and attracts more than $498 million in external research funding. It offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses. Offering a wide array of programs and extra-curricular activities, the University of Alberta provides students with multiple opportunities to discover and explore their particular passions, talents, and skills. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the U of A boasts the best university theatre program in Canada, the country’s second-largest library, a vibrant medical school and teaching hospital, a highly ranked business school, and programs in energy and environment that address today’s most pressing concerns. The U of A is also the only university in western Canada that offers French-language and bilingual bachelor degrees at its Campus Saint-Jean, while student looking for the small campus liberal arts, residential experience, can find it at the U of A’s Augustana Campus, about 95 kilometres south of Edmonton. Students study—and excel—under the leadership of many of Canada’s best teachers and world-class researchers, including 34 winners of the nation’s top award for undergraduate teaching. Since its founding in 1908, 64 U of A students have become Rhodes Scholars. U of A alumni have served the public at the highest levels as Governor General, Prime Minister, Premier, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. They have become leaders in major Canadian media corporations—from the CBC to the Globe and Mail. They have built global companies such as Stantec, PCL, Syncrude, Dofasco, EnCana and Giordano International, China’s largest retailer of casual clothing. Dedicated to the pursuit of truth for the “uplifting of the whole people,” U of A researchers have been at the forefront of research innovation for over a century. Examples of research breakthroughs include: Robert W Boyle’s invention of sonar during the First World War; James Collip’s refinement of insulin with the Nobel-prize winning team of Frederick Banting, Charles Best and John MacLeod; Karl Clark’s discovery of a method to separate bitumen from oil sands; Ray Rajotte’s Islet Transplantation Group’s development of the Edmonton Protocol for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes; and Lorne Tyrrell’s discovery of the world's first oral antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B. Whether it's partnering with NASA to measure the wind on Mars, doing world-renowned research on water ecology that has saved thousands of lakes around the world, producing the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British Isles, or making breakthroughs in obesity or cardiac research, the U of A is leading the way. At the University of Alberta, we seek to be a place where individuals can become extraordinary leaders, transformed by world-class research and learning that advances knowledge, solves problems, and enriches human experience. Our vision is to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Environmental Science & Engineering
10
Mining & Mineral Engineering
21
Business Administration
36
Agricultural Sciences
40
Nursing
41
Instruments Science & Technology
43
Earth Sciences
51-75
Automation & Control
51-75
Key Statistics
31919
Total Enrollment
26.0%
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Undergraduate Enrollment
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International Students
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Graduate Enrollment
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International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Active Living, Health and Well-Being
Activity and Nutrition
Adapted Physical Activity
Advanced Placement
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Agricultural Business Management
Ancient and Medieval History
Animal Biology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art and Design
Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics
Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Biology
Business and Marketing Route
Business Economics and Law
Business Studies
Career and Technology Studies: Business and Technology
Career and Technology Studies: Business, Administration, Finance
Career and Technology Studies: Communication Arts
Career and Technology Studies: Computer Science
Career and Technology Studies: Design
Career and Technology Studies: Health
Career and Technology Studies: Human Ecology
Career and Technology Studies: Human Ecology
Career and Technology Studies: Human Sciences
Career and Technology Studies: Media
Career and Technology Studies: Natural Resources
Career and Technology Studies: Recreation
Career and Technology Studies: Resources
Career and Technology Studies: Technology Education
Career and Technology Studies: Trades, Manufacturing, and Transportation
Cell Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Chemical Engineering - Computer Process Control Option
Chemical Engineering: Oil Sands Option
Chemistry
Chemistry
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering - Biomedical Option
Civil Engineering - Environmental Option
Classical Language
Classical Studies
Classics
Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture
Coaching Studies
Combined Chinese and Japanese
Combined Classics, Greek and Latin
Combined French and Italian
Combined French and Spanish
Combined German and Scandinavian
Combined History and Classics
Combined Italian and Spanish
Combined Polish and Russian
Combined Polish and Ukrainian
Combined Russian and Ukrainian
Community Practice
Companion and Performance Animals
Comparative Literature
Composition and Theory
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering - Nanoscale System Design Option
Computer Engineering - Software Option
Computing Science
Computing Science - Bioinformatics
Computing Science - Software Practice
Computing Science Route
Computing Science with Business
Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology
Creative Writing
Cree
Criminology
Crop Science
Cultural and Managerial Studies of Sport and Leisure
Dental Hygiene Specialization
Design
Distribution Management
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Doctor of Medicine
Drama
Drama
Drama - Acting
Drama and Education
Drama and Secondary Education
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
East Asian Language and Literature
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Electrical Engineering - Nanoengineering Option
Elementary Education
Engineering - Faculté Saint-Jean Cohort
Engineering Physics
Engineering Physics - Nanoengineering Option
Engineering Route
English
English Language Arts
Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Environmental Earth Sciences
Environmental Economics and Policy
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Family Ecology
Film Studies
Finance
Food Animals
Food Business Management
Food Safety and Quality
Food Science and Technology
Forest Business Management
Forest Management
French Language
French Language and Literature
Geology
Geology
Geophysics
Geophysics
German Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
German Studies
Germanic Languages
Germanic Languages
Global and Developmental Studies - Interdisciplinary
History
History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
Home Economics
Hospital Practice
Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Human Dimensions of Environmental Management
Human Geography
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Immunology and Infection
Industrial Arts Education
Industrial Education Vocational
International Business
Italian
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Juris Doctor
Kinesiology
Land Reclamation
Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Management and Organization
Management and Organization
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Materials Engineering - Biomedical Option
Materials Engineering - Nano and Functional Materials Option
Mathematical Physics
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics - Computational Science
Mathematics and Economics
Mathematics and Finance
Mathematics and Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical Option
Middle Eastern and African Studies
Mining Engineering
Molecular Genetics
Music
Music
Music and Elementary Education
Music and Elementary Education
Music and Secondary Education
Music History
Native Studies
Natural Resources, Energy and The Environment
Neuroscience
Nutrition
Nutrition and Food
Operations Management
Operations Management
Organizational Studies
Paleontology
Performance
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Activity and Sport Performance
Physical Education
Physical Education and Elementary Education
Physical Education and Secondary Education
Physical Education and Secondary Education
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Physics
Physiology
Physiology and Developmental Biology
Plant Biology
Political Science
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Printmaking Route
Psychology
Psychology
Range and Pasture Management
Recreation and Sport Tourism
Religious Studies
Religious Studies - Eastern and Native American Religious Traditions
Religious Studies - Thematic Studies
Religious Studies - Western Religious Traditions
Retailing and Services
Romance Languages
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Language and Literature
School Music
Science and Education - Biological Sciences
Science and Education - Biological Sciences
Science and Education - Mathematical Sciences
Science and Education - Mathematical Sciences
Science and Education - Physical Sciences
Science and Education - Physical Sciences
Science, Technology and Society
Second Languages - Cree
Second Languages - French
Second Languages - German
Second Languages - Italian
Second Languages - Japanese
Second Languages - Other
Second Languages - Spanish
Second Languages - Ukrainian
Secondary Education
Social Sciences Route
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics
Statistics and Applied Probability
Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Technical Theatre
Technical Theatre - Stage Management
Technical Theatre and Costume
Technical Theatre and Production
Ukrainian Folklore
Ukrainian Language and Literature
Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management
Wildlife Management and Pastures
Women'S History
Women'S Studies
World Music
Graduate Programs
Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
Anthropology
Art and Design
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Business
Cell Biology
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Chemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Communications and Technology
Comparative Literature
Computing Science
Dentistry
Drama
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
East Asian Studies
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Health Promotion Studies
Health Sciences Education
History and Classics
Human Ecology
Humanities Computing
Internetworking
Internetworking
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Law
Linguistics
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Medicine
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Nursing
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Therapy
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Pediatrics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Education and Recreation
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Psychiatry
Psychology
Public Health Sciences
Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Rehabilitation Medicine
Religious Studies
Renewable Resources
Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Surgery