Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with opportunities for undergraduates you won't find anywhere else.

What makes us great?

City life
We are located in the heart of Edmonton – Canada's youngest, fastest-growing city.
Student life
Whether you're into farmers' markets or formula racing, we've got a student group for you.
Work experience
All of our faculties offer work experience, co-op, practicum, or placement programs.
Research
Find out how you can get involved in research as an undergraduate student.
Study abroad
We offer 300+ programs in 40 countries, with scholarship funding available.
Student stories
We are home to students from across Canada and around the world.
Campus choices
We are a multi-campus university, with three main teaching campuses to choose from.
Residence choices
From dorm rooms to dining halls to dodgeball tournaments, we've got it all.

Start Here

As a UAlberta student, you can go anywhere. The most important thing is to start – in the lab, in the field, or wherever your passion takes you. 

Reputation and rankings

Top 100 in the world
The 2018 QS World University Rankings places the University of Alberta among the top one per cent of universities in the world – and #4 in Canada.
Top 5 in Canada
Maclean's ranks UAlberta among the top 5 universities in Canada in the Medical/Doctoral category.
Research excellence
Research is the pillar of any great university, and we are serious about it, ranking 31st globally.

A top school with the best tools



Customize your experience

Ready to design your degree? There are several ways to enhance your education and get the most out of your university experience.

Do it with Honors
Consider an Honors program if you plan to pursue graduate-level studies, research, or an academic career. Look for Honors degrees in our program listing.

Add a certificate
Gain extra credentials without adding time to your degree by earning a Certificate from the Faculty of Arts, Education, Science, PhysEd, or another faculty.

Combine degrees
Keen to pursue more than one passion? Earn two degrees in just five years! Look for Combined degrees in our program listing.

Start a business
With our eHUB business incubator, you don't have to choose between earning a degree and pursuing your startup dreams. 

Serve the community
Work for a non-profit organization on a community project while earning course credits as part of the Community Service Learning (CSL) program.

Learn to be a leader
Third-year students are invited to apply for the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.