University of Calgary

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University of Calgary started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, prior to being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966. It is composed of 14 faculties and over 85 research institutes and centres. The main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of the city near the Bow River and a smaller south campus is located in the city center.

The University of Calgary was ranked No. 1 in both Canada and North America among young universities by the QS World Universities Ranking (Top 50 under 50) and the Times Higher Education Rankings (Top 150 under 50) in 2016. Its enrollment is approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students with over 170,000+ alumni in 152 countries, including James Gosling, OC who invented the Java computer language, former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, former Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk, and Lululemon Athletica founder, Chip Wilson

  • Cumming School of Medicine 
  • Faculty of Arts 
  • Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) 
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies 
  • Faculty of Kinesiology 
  • Faculty of Law 
  • Faculty of Nursing 
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Work 
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the University’s newest Faculty and Canada’s fifth veterinary medicine program.
  • Haskayne School of Business
  • Schulich School of Engineering 
  • Werklund School of Education