What is Guelph known for?
The University of Guelph is recognized as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada because of our research activities and diversity of undergraduate and graduate programs. There is a strong sense of community on the Guelph campus as students have the advantage of learning from internationally recognized scholars on a beautiful campus that is known for its excellent student services.
Our students list many reasons for their choice to study and learn at Guelph. Some say the deciding factor is the high quality of our academic programs or the unique choice of academic specializations we offer. Others suggest it is the opportunity to learn in our impressive facilities and the accessibility to our internationally-respected faculty and the research opportunities that exist. In a national online survey of university students, the University of Guelph received the highest rating given for overall educational experience.
Founded in 1964, when three century-old colleges joined with a new college of arts and science, the University of Guelph's tradition of leadership and innovation dates back over 135 years. Presently there are six colleges delivering a curriculum which integrates a strong foundation in broad-based liberal learning with concentrated study in specialized and applied fields. University of Guelph graduates join an impressive family of over 100,000 active alumni living and working in 145 countries. This distinguished group includes an astronaut, a presidential advisor and internationally recognized actors, agricultural specialists, artists, athletes, authors, community and international volunteers, doctors, journalists, politicians and scientists.
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