Quick facts


39,513 Total students [Fall 2022]
27,085 Undergraduate students
10,344 Graduate students
647 Postdoctoral scholars
1,432 Residents and fellows


By mother tongue

47% English  
20.5% French           
32.5% Other  


By place of origin

47.25% Quebec
22.38% Rest of Canada
30.37% International

By Faculty

1,777 Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
9,311 Arts
706 Interfaculty BA & SC
278 Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
2,590 Education
4,637 Engineering
803 Interfaculty Studies
907 Law
3,176 Desautels Faculty of Management
5,895 Medicine and Health Sciences
851 Schulich School of Music
6,292 Science
2,290 Continuing Studies

Average entering R score* of undergraduates - 2021

Source: CRÉPUQ





(average excluding McGill)

Proportion of international students – 2021

[As a percentage of degree-seeking students]
Source: U15 Data Exchange




Canadian research universities
(average excluding McGill)

Proportion of PhD students – 2021

[As a percentage of degree-seeking students]
Source: U15 Data Exchange




Canadian research universities (average excluding McGill)



Tenured and tenure-stream faculty


Endowed teaching and research chairs


Canada Research Chairs allotted to McGill


Active Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada




Funding - Fiscal year 2020-2021

[including affiliated hospitals]
Source: CAUBO 

$391.005M [56.9%]        Federal
$40.071M       [5.8%]        Industry
$117.893M    [17.2%]    Not-for-Profits and Individuals
$79.358M          [11.5%]   Provincial (QC)
$59.086M  [8.6%]    Other (includes foreign, investments, endowment, and miscellaneous revenues)
$687.413M       [100%] Total

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168 government- and industry-sponsored RESEARCH CONTRACTS valued at $14 million (excluding affiliated hospitals) in FY2020-21.

24 CLINICAL TRIAL agreements signed between April 2020 and March 2021 (internal reporting calendar).

Revenue of $4.3 million from a total of 84 CLINICAL TRIALS in FY 2020-21.

202 active licenses and options, including 29 licenses and options to license granted to the private sector in 2021.

McGill reported 129 disclosures, submitted 65 national and international patent applications, received 16 new patents, and spun out 14 companies in 2021.

[All contracts and clinical trials figures exclude affiliated hospitals.]


#1 in Canada among
for 18 consecutive years
[Maclean's University Rankings 2023]
#31 in the world

[QS World University Rankings 2023]
#46 in the world

[Times Higher Education World University
Rankings 2023]

#73 in the world

[Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022]




Financial highlights 2021-22

Total combined sources of revenue
2022: $1.58 billion

Government of Quebec to fulfill teaching mission   $420.7
Tuition and fees, including domestic, Canadian, international students and Self-funded programs   $389.1
Government of Canada research and infrastructure grants, including Tri-Agency and CFI   $259.2
Research and infrastructure grants and contracts, recognized to the extent expenses are incurred, including MEES, US government grants and other sources   $233.7
Sales of goods and services generated by student housing and hospitality services, bookstore sales, faculty programs, community services (ex. School of continuing studies, Executive Institute, Dental clinic), student services, such as athletics and health services   $126.7
Investment and interest income from endowment income distribution and contributions to operations as well as unrealized gains and losses on investments.   $83.0
Gifts and bequests   $66.8


15,000+ kilograms of produce grown at the MacDonald Campus Farm was served in dining halls at the downtown campus in 2022 as part of the McGill Feeding McGill Program.
$10.8 million+ in seed funding allocated to over 300 sustainability projects by the Sustainability Projects Fund.
23 tonnes of e-waste recycled by McGill in 2021.
23 electric charging stations installed or in the process of being installed on campus.

McGill was designated one of Canada's top 100 greenest employers for the fifth year running.

Community Engagement

100+ student clubs and groups focused on sustainability
71% of academic departments offer sustainability related courses
5,200+ volunteers mobilized for sustainability projects on the downtown, Gault, and Macdonald campuses
2,100+ participated in sustainability workshops and training offered by the Office of Sustainability in 2022

Year in Review

A new undergraduate course open to students from all faculties, FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, was launched in Fall 2022. The course features a multidisciplinary team of instructors who present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change. 

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As part of McGill’s Bicentennial celebration, the University hosted a Sustainable Futures Festival in September, featuring cross-campus and community events. This included tree and plant giveaways, a sustainability career fair, talks by esteemed guest speakers, an award ceremony, and a showcase event for student-led sustainability projects and research. More than 5,000 plants were distributed to the McGill community as part of the celebration.

Learn about McGill’s commitment to sustainability—including how we plan to get to zero-waste by 2035 and carbon neutral by 2040.

Learn more



Philanthropy by the numbers

25,000+ Donors who gave to McGill in FY22
$242 M In gifts and pledges from McGill donors
[The second-highest fundraising total in McGill history]
$12.9 M Donated through The McGill Fund, the University’s annual giving program, from a total of 23,647 donors
$2.2 M In gifts of $250 or less to
The McGill Fund shows the power of collective giving

$8.1 M In bequests from 88 donors

Our Alumni

McGill has over 300,000 alumni living in over 185 countries.

50% Quebec
28% Rest of Canada
12% U.S.A.
10% Other international

70+ alumni branches and constituent groups worldwide

350 events were hosted globally in collaboration with McGill Alumni Association volunteers

2022 highlights

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Donors collectively gave over $3.95M during McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving. The event inspired around 5,000 people to make a gift to McGill, including almost 1,800 first time donors.  

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Donors have helped McGill build the #1 student aid program in Canada: the Maclean’s magazine annual rankings consistently award McGill the top spot in the Scholarships and Bursaries category. And according to details from a study published in La Presse earlier this year, McGill is the university that welcomes the second largest proportion of students from lower socio‐economic backgrounds in Quebec. 

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Renowned architect Moshe Safdie donated his professional archive to McGill. The gift consisted of over 100,000 pieces, including loose sketches, sketchbooks, models, drawings and correspondence, as well as his personal apartment at Habitat 67.  

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McGill announced the largest-ever gift to a Faculty of Education in Canada: $29M from Sylvan Adams. The gift established the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute, which aims to improve elite human performance and promote healthier living across the human lifespan.   

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With a joint gift of $26M to McGill and Université de Montreal, Lorne Trottier has cemented Montreal’s status as a global hub for space research. Trottier’s support for the newly renamed Trottier Space Institute at McGill will help advance our understanding of the universe.  

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Thanks to gifts from Victor Dahdaleh totalling more than $30 million, McGill launched the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine. The Institute will accelerate advances in global health using genomic medicine to inform patient diagnosis and care.  

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The Irving Ludmer Family Foundation ushered in a new era for collaborative brain research with a $15.3M gift to establish the Ludmer Centre Single-Cell Genomics Brain Initiative. The gift will fund new scientific research positions focused on investigating the brain one cell at a time.  


McGill is home to Canada's first faculty of medicine, established in 1829.

Canada's second largest hospital-based research facility is located at the McGill University Health Centre, with 550 researchers and clinicians, 1,200 graduate and postdoctoral students, and close to $170 million research funding.

Affiliated Teaching Hospitals:

Montreal Children's Hospital
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
Montreal Chest Institute
Lachine Hospital and Camille-Lefebvre Pavillon 

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