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McGill Points of Pride #1


1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities for 10 consecutive years (Maclean's University Rankings 2015)

21st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014)

39th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15)

1st or tied for 1st among Canada's large universities in information technology, city satisfaction, reputation with employers and libraries (Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report)

#1 McGill's World Class Rankings

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McGill is known worldwide for its sky-high entering grades, and our students have counted an astounding 138 Rhodes Scholars among their ranks—more than any other Canadian university. Each year, they earn armfuls of prestigious awards and prizes for academic and athletic achievement, and in Canada's May 2011 election, five of our students defeated incumbents to become some of the nation's youngest-ever Members of Parliament.

#2 McGill's Students and their achievements

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The discovery that atoms are divisible. The first map of the brain's motor cortex. The inventions of Plexiglas, three major sports and the artificial blood cell. For more than 190 years, McGillians and their Eureka moments have been changing the world for the better.

#3 McGill firsts in inventions, discoveries and more

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They live in some 180 countries. Their ranks include world leaders, astronauts, Nobel laureates, and a host of trailblazers in the worlds of art, science, business and public service. In a 2013 survey, employers ranked McGill's degrees as the 37th most-prestigious in the world. Across borders and disciplines, McGill’s 250,000+ living alumni are using their education and experiences to make a difference in the world. Learn more about our distinguished graduates.

#4 McGill's World Beating Alumni

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With a strong focus on interdisciplinary work, we rank among the finest research-intensive universities in the world, and carry on a tradition of excellence that includes Sir Ernest Rutherford, Wilder Penfield, Charles Taylor and many others. Today, our researchers are making great strides in a wide range of fields, from green chemistry to nanotechnology, from the science of food to the secrets of genomics and proteomics.

#5 McGill's Reputation for Research

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McGill is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world. With 24% of our students coming to McGill from more than 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse medical-doctoral university in the country. Our top-notch internship programs places students across the globe, and our alumni live in more than 180 countries worldwide.

#6 McGill is Canada's most International University

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Montreal sits at the meeting point of the Old and New Worlds. It's a city of cobblestones and an international hub for aerospace, pharmaceuticals, software engineering and more. It's a safe, vibrant place bursting with culture that consistently ranks among the world's most livable cities. Montreal is home to some 220,000 post-secondary students, as well as a wealth of greenspace, and the hundreds of cafes and restos for which Montreal is famous. In fact, the city ranks as the 8th best student city in the worldLearn more about one of the world’s great meeting places for people, products and ideas.

#7 McGill's location in the metropolis called Montreal

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We're passionate about sustainability, and we're doing something about it. McGill's Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy sets an ambitious agenda for a greener, fairer, healthier future, and our Sustainability Projects Fund offers $840,000 of seed funding each year to projects that help us get there. Since 2009, we have funded a wide range of initiatives including urban gardening projects, a bicycle collective, green waste management systems and more. If you're as passionate as we are, read the strategyget involved on our campuses, and get your project funded.

#8 McGill Commitment to Sustainability

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McGill counts ten Nobel Prize-winners among its faculty and alumni—the most of any Canadian university—whose contributions include the technology behind digital cameras, the discovery of how the human body protects its genetic code, the theory of electron transfer, groundbreaking work on visual perception, hormones and particle interaction and the discovery of dendritic cells, with their immune signaling pathways that control and drive the immune response.

#9 McGill Nobel Prize Winners

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At McGill, we know the importance of attracting the best and brightest: from our students to our researchers to our employees. That’s why we do all that we can to ensure that McGill is a place where everyone thrives, and we’re proud to say our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. We have again been named one of Montreal's Top Employers for 2015.

Montreal Top Employers 2015