The U of A Student Body

In the last academic year, the U of A was home to:

  • 37,749 students: 30,189 undergraduate and 7572 graduate
  • Between 2010-11 and 2014-15, total undergraduate student enrolment increased only marginally (0.3 per cent), and graduate student enrolment by 3.1 per cent. In the preceding 5-year period, undergraduate enrolment growth was higher but still under one per cent. Graduate enrolment, by contrast, grew sharply, up 21.4 per cent from 2006-2011.
  • In 2014-15, international students comprised 35.1 per cent of graduate students and 13.8 per cent of undergraduates, compared with 20.3 per cent and 4.4 per cent respectively in 2005-06. This increase was the result of targeted recruitment strategies.

Where do U of A's undergraduate students currently come from?

Of the new undergraduates who enrolled for fall 2015, 73 per cent came from schools within Alberta (mostly Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer), 15 per cent came from schools outside of Canada, and 12 per cent from other provinces.

Last School Location of New Undergraduate Students, Fall 2014
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In the Maclean's 2015 University Rankings, the U of A ranked 14th of 49 (fifth among the U15) in the number undergraduates attending from another province in Canada.