McGill University


About McGill University

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As a major player among Canadian universities, McGill has produced more Nobel laureates and Rhodes scholars than any other institution in the country. Not surprisingly, McGill has become an epicentre for research and instruction compelling countless bright students from all over the globe. Internationally-known for its top-tier Medicine and Law programs, this university is also incredibly diverse and multifaceted. Home to 11 faculties and 12 professional schools, McGill offers its 38,000 students a choice of over 300 programs over two campuses. McGill's main campus sits at the heart of the vibrant downtown core of Montreal, and students at this academic and cultural icon are never far from off-campus excitement. Sports and recreation are also a key part of campus life, and with over 13 libraries and a museum, there is no shortage of cultural enrichment here. The second campus at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, accessible by shuttle bus from the main campus, hosts the university’s Agricultural department, as well as several Environmental Studies classes.

Signature Programs:

Medicine, Law, Music, Dentistry, Engineering, Management


Average Acceptance GPA: 88.8%

Admission requirements may vary by faculty and study program. Please consult the institution for further details.

International Students

24% International Student Body

Montreal has been ranked the best student city in the world, beating the likes of Paris, New York, and San Francisco. The diversity amongst the student body is apparent with a mix of students that includes approximately 55 percent coming from the university's home province of Quebec, 25 percent from other Canadian provinces, and the remaining 20 percent of the student body coming from across the globe.

Tuition Costs

Tuition fees for international students range from $15,707 to $39,750 per year, depending on the program.

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  • Watch: The Grand Prix, this Montreal celebration of cars fills the city every May.
  • Listen: to Leonard Cohen, this Canadian icon is a McGill grad.
  • Read: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler's novel about life around Mount Royal Park in the 1930s and 40s.
  • Surprises: William Shatner (Captain Kirk from Star Trek) studied here.

About Montreal, Québec via Wikipedia

Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in Canada and the 9th-largest in North America. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. Read more...

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