Why UCalgary?

At UCalgary, every facet of campus life is geared toward student success and a university experience like no other.

Fast facts

About UCalgary

Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide

(Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2019)

18 Rhodes Scholars to date

360 innovations and inventions since 2017

Calgary is the #1 most livable city

in North America

5 Reasons to Choose UCalgary

Excited to discover more about UCalgary programs?

Check out some resources to learn more about your program and our campus. Choose from a range of high-quality programs at one of the top 200 Universities in the world. A community committed to excellence, we have 16 alumni who became Rhode scholars, and we are the number 1 sport science school in North America

Get involved

With ucalgarycares, you can get involved with important social issues around the world.

Campus experience

Your in-class experience

Ultimately, what you get out of your classes is in your hands.

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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Your success and wellness

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

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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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The Arch

Reminiscent of the chinook arch, a weather event common to Southern Alberta that drives in warm air from the mountains, this repurposed bridge span stands at the entrance to campus.

The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

A space to share knowledge and turn ideas into practical solutions, the Hunter Hub is dedicated to helping students develop entrepreneurial ways of thinking.

Learn more about Hunter Hub

Lab Next Makerspace

This makerspace features freely available technology to develop and design your own projects. Located in the Taylor Family Digital Library, you can print and scan in 3D, use milling machines or editing suites.

Find more about Lab NEXT

The Rocks

Unearthed during the construction of campus buildings, these large painted rocks have become an important part of UCalgary culture. They are used by students for artistic expression and to advertise events.

Stories and tips for future students

Meet Jason!

Read about a University of Calgary undergraduate student experience from Jason!...

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The best of Calgary: Hear it from students

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How to connect with the UCalgary recruiters!

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Meet Areeb!

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We host numerous events on our UCalgary campus for prospective students. Check out our schedule for complete details. Visit our campus.

Study Abroad

If you're ready to see the world, UCalgary can take you there.

Learn more about the Study abroad program


Co-ops, practicums and internships

Deepening your understanding of concepts and supporting students in gaining practical experience, co-ops, practicums and internships  are available in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Haskayne School of Business

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