Life at UAlberta

UAlberta At A Glance



  • 18 Faculties
  • 5 campuses
  • 39,500 students
  • 6,500+ international students
  • School colours: green & gold
  • 24 languages taught
  • International students from 150+ countries
  • 200 undergraduate programs
  • 170 graduate programs
  • 24 varsity sports teams with 62 national titles 
  • 400 research laboratories
  • One of Canada's greenest employers (Mediacorp rankings)
  • US $1.1 billion in new building construction
  • External research funding of $423 million
  • 400 international teaching & research agreements in 51 countries
  • Founded in 1908
  • Canada’s 2nd largest research library system
  • 400+ student clubs and associations
  • 40 3M Teaching Fellows (Canada's highest honor for undergraduate teaching excellence)
  • 4,000+ students living in 11 student residences
  • 1,150 invention disclosures, 360 patents worldwide, and 70+ spin-off companies produced by U of A research in the last 13 years
  • 80 students services available, including health, academic, personal, financial, and employment
  • 1,000+ U of A students studying abroad each year
  • 500 campus recreation activities with 28,000 participants per year 
  • 250,000+ alumni living worldwide