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The McGill Experience


Our reputation

Ranked #1 in Canada and 33rd in the world, a McGill education stands among the very best.

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A world-class city

Safe and affordable, brimming with culture and activity, full of opportunity—we can’t think of a better place to study, or call home, than Montreal.

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Two beautiful, Distinct Campuses

From state-of-the art labs to world-class sound recording studios, our facilities on both campuses are the perfect complement to our top-tier teaching.

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30% of McGill's student body comes from 150 different nations

Our international vibe

Whether you hail from Vancouver Island or Quebec City, New York or Paris, Santiago or Shanghai—you’ll find students who share your culture, language and traditions here at McGill. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet new friends from faraway places—with 30% of our students coming from outside of Canada, arriving from more than 150 nations, we are arguably the country’s most international university.

McGill is an English-language university within the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, but our students know no linguistic bounds. In addition to English, French is the mother tongue of 19% of students, and 33% claim other languages as their mother tongue. All coursework may be submitted in either English or French—Canada’s two official languages.

McGill’s alumni chapters dot the globe, and we maintain permanent research stations in the Arctic, the Subarctic and the Caribbean. As well, McGill’s partnerships with institutions around the world provide a dazzling range of internships and field study opportunities.


A Meeting (Place) of Minds

When all is said and done, what really makes McGill great are our award-winning professors, trailblazing alumni, and amazing students who, like you, crave knowledge and are driven to achieve.

From your first day on campus, you’ll quickly realize that you’re among kindred spirits. This is a place where debates are passionate, and ground-breaking ideas are formed over late-night pizza. This is a place where creativity is contagious, and where there is always someone who shares your interests, no matter what they are. This is a place where great minds meet.


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A vibrant community

With some 300 clubs and student groups to choose from, dozens of athletic teams to join, a vast array of volunteer opportunities to discover, and endless events to attend, you’ll never run out of things to do at McGill. This is the place to explore an existing passion or try your hand at a new hobby.

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The Support you need

When we say we’ll surround you with the people, tools and knowledge you need to succeed, we don’t just mean in the classroom. McGill offers a huge range of resources and services to help you successfully navigate your way through university—from your very first day until graduation and beyond.

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