Why UCalgary?

We've been ranked amongst the world's top universities and we've done it by pushing our limits, challenging ourselves to do better, and seeking knowledge – wherever that journey takes us. 

#6 top research institution

94% graduate employment rate

300+ student clubs

5 reasons to choose UCalgary

We are UCalgary

Calgary and Bow River

Your city

Home to 1.4 million people, Calgary (or Moh’kins’tsis as it's known in traditional Blackfoot), is Canada's youngest and third-most diverse city. Explore the city's many thriving, lively neighbourhoods. Enjoy hit festivals like Beakerhead or the Calgary Folk Music Festival, eat at many of Canada's top-rated restaurants, and attend world-class attractions like the National Music Centre, the Central Library or the Calgary Tower.

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Get involved

Take advantage of 300+ club options, 50 intramural sports, volunteer and leadership opportunities, study abroad programs and much more. 

Campus experience

Enhancing your academics

Your experience is much more than your degree. Explore options to pursue original research or bring an idea to reality through the Hunter Hub. 

Academic life

We are all Dinos

More than sports, it's about embracing a set of values and traits that capture the campus spirit at UCalgary.

Campus spirit

A global intellectual hub

UCalgary is a global intellectual hub where students and staff from more than 160 countries come to share ideas and perspectives.

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On-campus supports

We have resources and teams dedicated to help you achieve academic success and maintain your physical, mental and spiritual wellness. 

Support services

It's a safe campus

We’re proud to have a welcoming and safe campus. UCalgary is one of the safest campuses in the country.


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Attend a prospective student event

Join us for special future student events and information sessions to learn more about the UCalgary experience. We offer a selection of in-person and virtual events on a range of topics and areas. 

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Attend an in-person or virtual campus tour

The best way to get to know your future campus is to join an online or in-person campus tour. Guided by one of our current students, you’ll explore classrooms, residences, athletic facilities, and more. 

Sign up for a campus tour

Follow us on social media

The best way to authentically see our campus is to follow us on Instagram or Facebook. We feature multiple student takeovers and livestream many prospective student events. Visit our YouTube channel to see recordings of past events and a live 360 virtual campus tour.

Listen to the Choose UCalgary Podcast

Our prospective student podcast is your one-stop shop to learn more about our programs, admissions and campus life. Hear real undergraduate student experiences from various faculties, clubs and other areas at UCalgary.

Check out the podcast