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Two beautiful, distinct campuses

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You’ll find McGill’s downtown campus in the heart of Montreal—in between its main shopping and business district and one of its largest, liveliest parks. A stunning mix of historic buildings, modern architecture and expansive green spaces, it’s easy to see why Travel+Leisure Magazine recently named ours one of the 16 most beautiful university campuses in the world. But it’s not all about style—we’ve got the substance to back it up. From state-of-the art labs to world-class sound recording studios, our facilities are the perfect complement to our top-tier teaching.

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Are you interested in studying global issues like sustainability, food security or environmental conservation?  Our Macdonald campus is the perfect place for you. Located 36 kilometers west of downtown in the picturesque town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Macdonald campus is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Spanning more than 1,600 acres of beautiful waterfront property, and home to about 2,000 students, it features bike paths and ski trails alongside computerized greenhouses, culinary laboratories, working farms, and so much more.

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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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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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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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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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