The history of the University of Guelph can be traced back to 1874 when the province of Guelph decided to open a school of Agriculture on a 500-acre farm. In 1969, the Agricultural College converged with Macdonald Institute and Veterinary College to form the University of Guelph.
With a long reputation of innovation, creativity, and discovery, the University has acquired a leading position in life sciences, arts, and humanities. The University has campuses in Guelph, Ridgetown, and Guelph-Humber through collaboration with Humber College in Ontario. It has 7 colleges that are leading in teaching and research in life sciences, agriculture, veterinary sciences, business, arts, and social sciences.
The University of Guelph with 29,507 undergraduate and Graduate Students, 1700 international students from 130+ countries, and 1,85,000 Alumni members promotes a learning environment that encourages exploration and sharing of new ideas and knowledge, helps students to meet complex challenges posed by the real world, and it continues to churn out exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.
The University of Guelph is also constantly working to improve life through its research, knowledge, and experiential learning.
Programs at The University of Guelph
The university offers more than 80 majors, 56 minors, and certificate programs within 7 colleges namely –
College of Arts
College of Biological Science
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Ontario Agricultural College
Ontario Veterinary College
The university provides its students with experiential learning, co-op programs, open learning, and distance education opportunities.
Graduate programs offered by the University of Guelph are MSc, MBA, MA, M.Engg, Ph.D., MCL, and many more.
Students are given choices and flexibility to tailor their degree courses and create unique paths to achieve dreams.
The University of Guelph also offers an innovative approach to post-secondary education with the Honours Degree+ Diploma program. This program lets a student earn both, a university honors degree and a diploma in 4 years of full-time study from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto.
Campus and Student Accommodation
The University of Guelph operates campuses in Guelph, Toronto, and Ridgetown. The main campus of the University of Guelph is located in the city of Guelph spanning 400 acres, with a blend of modern & traditional architecture.
An Arboretum and a Research Park are included on the main campus.
Maclean’s survey shows that the campus scores top marks for Student Experience.
The campus comprises 7 dining halls, 13 coffee houses, and 2 bakeries.
Students have ranked U of G as having the best food on any Canadian university campus.
The University of Guelph provides accommodation to all its first-year undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students. More than 5,000 students live on campus in single and family residences. The applicant must submit the online residence application and pay a CAD 750 residence deposit by June 1, 2020, for a guaranteed spot in campus residence.
The University of Guelph has three residence halls:
South Residence Community: It is the largest community with a capacity of 1,800 students. It comprises three buildings: Mountain, Prairie, and Maritime Hall.
North Residences: Comprises the following six halls with single, double, triple, and quad room types:
Lennox & Addington Hall
East Residence: Home to these three halls with single and double room types:
Arts House, Eco House, Design House, and Innovation House are some of the Living-Learning Centers or LLCs made up of students in different academic years.
Method of Application for Admission to the University of Guelph
There are three ways to apply for international applicants:
You can apply using the 105 application available online at the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC )
If you only wish to apply to the University of Guelph, apply online directly using the form available at the Online Application page for the international students.
You can also apply with the Common Application.
A US$90 non-refundable application processing fee is required from all applicants.