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University of Alberta

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=109th in World University Rankings 2024
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    Basic information and contact details for the University of Alberta


    Established in 1908 in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, the University of Alberta is a public research university in Canada, located at the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley.

    Its main campus spans about 50 blocks of the city, and the university comprises a total of 150 buildings spread over four campuses.

    Edmonton is home to the world’s second biggest fringe theatre festival, a folk music festival, and the university’s ‘festival of ideas’.

    Its South Campus focuses on agricultural research and is also home to a 32,516m2 sports centre, which incorporates various sports clubs, 14 varsity teams and the Canadian women’s national basketball team.

    An hour’s drive away in rural Camrose is the Augustana Campus, a residential learning environment for liberal arts and sciences.

    In keeping with Edmonton’s French-speaking community, the university offers French instruction at the Faculté Saint-Jean, which provides courses in arts, science, education, commerce, engineering, nursing, conservation and environmental sciences.

    There is also Enterprise Square in downtown Edmonton which houses, among other things, the Alberta School of Business.

    The university is the only one in Canada to offer programs in native studies, through which students can learn about the aboriginal experience, including language, culture, history and more.

    It is also well known for its palaeontology research and its faculty includes world-famous dinosaur experts.

    There are over 260,000 alumni of the university, who between them have founded over 70,000 organisations throughout the world, one-third of which have a cultural, environmental or social mission or are non-profit.

    Alberta has produced one Nobel Laureate, four justices of the supreme court of Canada, including a chief justice, and housed 68 Rhodes Scholars, the highest number in Canada.

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    Key Statistics

    A breakdown of the key statistics at the University of Alberta

    gender ratio
    Student gender ratio
    55 F : 45 M (2)
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    International student percentage
    27% (1)
    student per staff
    Students per staff
    22.8 (1)
    Student total
    33730 (1)

    Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024, (2) World University Rankings 2022

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    Subjects Taught at the University of Alberta

    See below for a range of subjects taught at the University of Alberta

    General Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Social Sciences151–175th
    Politics and International Studies
    Communication and Media Studies
    Physical Sciences126–150th
    Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
    Physics and Astronomy
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Life Sciences101–125th
    Agriculture and Forestry
    Sport Science
    Veterinary Science
    Biological Sciences
    Computer Science89th
    Computer Science
    Arts and Humanities151–175th
    Languages, Literature and Linguistics
    History, Philosophy and Theology
    Art, Performing Art and Design
    Business and Economics101–125th
    Economics and Econometrics
    Business and Management
    Accounting and Finance
    Clinical and Health73rd
    Medicine and Dentistry
    Other Health