Why University of Alberta?

Find out what makes our student experience so rich, meaningful and life-changing.

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The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 150 in the world. Our opportunities for undergraduates are renowned and one of the reasons they go on to achieve great things.

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.

...and one of the best Universities in the world!

The U of A is globally connected through nearly 400 teaching and research partnerships in 50 countries and is one of the Top 150 universities in the world.

Great Things Happen Here

Discovery and Research

Ranking 81st in the world for our research impact, you might say that discovery is in our DNA. Learn how you could be learning from and working with award-winning professors who are leaders in their field.

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Co-op and Careers

The U of A is in the top 3 in Canada for graduate employment and it's no wonder with so many opportunities to test your knowledge and put it into practice. Learn about our co-ops, practicums, internships, and job shadowing opportunities. 

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Study Abroad

Have an adventure while earning credit toward your degree. Learn about the 270+ options for exchanges, internships, summer programs, and fieldwork opportunities available to you.

Customized Degrees

Choose from over 200 plus programs and the many ways to further tailor your degree. Search our programs, majors and minors, certificates and specializations, honors programs, and co-ops and practicums.


Our main teaching campus, North Campus, is located at the heart of Edmonton. Learn more about the amenities located just steps off-campus.

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Vibrant Student Life

Experience the exciting events happening on campus or find a niche club to join - we have more than 400 to choose from. Learn how our students stay active and involved.

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Student Stories

We are home to students from across Canada and around the world. Our students have real things to say; learn more about them.

Campus Options

Along with North Campus, we also have a Francophone campus close by and a Liberal Arts and Science campus in Camrose Alberta. Learn more about these options.

Living in Residence

Living steps away from your classes and campus activities, meal plans and dining halls, and massive dodgeball tournaments are just some of the perks to living on-campus.  Find out more about our first-year residence options.