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?
We are located in the heart of this great city—one of Canada's youngest and fastest-growing cities. Discover how to beat the cold, and have fun!
We’re social! Experience the fun events happening on campus or find a niche club to join. Either way, we’ll keep you busy after class!
We hustle—especially when it comes to getting a jump start on our careers. You’ll find a work experience opportunity in all our faculties—whether it’s a co-op, practicum, or internship!
We are world leaders in research! And it’s never too early to get in on the next groundbreaking discovery. Find out how you can get involved as an undergraduate student.
We want to see more of the world! We have 300+ programs in 40 countries, where will you go?
We are home to students from across Canada and around the world, learn more about them.
We have a Francophone campus and a Liberal Arts campus in Camrose Alberta, learn more about these options.
Dorm rooms, dining halls and dodgeball tournaments, are just some of the perks to living on-campus.
Reputation and Rankings
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.
Top 5 in Canada
The U of A consistently ranks among the Top 5 universities in Canada. According to the 2020 QS World University Rankings, the U of A placed fourth nationally, and 37th among the best 183 post-secondary institutions in North America.
Top 100 in the world
CWUR 2019/20 rankings places the U of A in the Top 100 universities in the world. The U of A is also amongst the top 90 universities, in NTU’s world ranking of research output and the resulting impact. We are leading the way in agriculture, medicine and social sciences research.
Design Your Degree
You should start by finding out what majors and minors your program offers in our program listings, and then you could further amplify your degree by exploring some of the following options:
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.
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.