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 – one of Canada's youngest and fastest-growing cities.
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, internship or placement programs.
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 5 in Canada, Top 100 in the world
The U of A is consistently ranked among the Top 5 universities in Canada and CWUR places UAlberta in the Top 100 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education (THE) ranks UAlberta in the 100 in four areas of study. The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy ranks the U of A among the world’s Top 50 in eight subjects.THE also ranks UAlberta as one of the most international universities in the world.
Maclean's ranks UAlberta among the top 5 universities in Canada in the Medical/Doctoral category.

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.