University of Guelph

About the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is regarded as one of Canada’s best comprehensive universities, recognized for the high quality of its teaching, research and outstanding facilities. Engaged in a wide variety of academic programs, Guelph's more than 26,000 students thrive on the cutting edge of their fields.

The Campus

The beautiful main campus of 412 hectares is approximately 1 hour’s drive west of Toronto and includes a 165-hectare arboretum and a 12-hectare Research Park.

The People

  • 26,677 students call our campus home.
  • More than 5,000 students live in residence, the largest residence system in Ontario.
  • We are the Guelph Gryphons, and our colours are red, gold and black.
  • We offer 19 intramurals, 17 varsity teams, 22 sports clubs and more than 200 student clubs and organizations.
  • More than 4,000+ part-time jobs are available. 
  • More than 173,000+ alumni reside in 160 countries.

Special Characteristics

  • More than $144.8 million in research funding – the University of Guelph ranks #1 as the university with the most research dollars of any comprehensive university in Canada.
  • Our Centre for New Students, the first of its kind in Canada, helps students make a successful transition to university.
  • Our outstanding library system provides access to more than 7.5 million items.
  • You can participate in 1 of 74 exchange opportunities in 36 countries; there are 6 different semester-abroad opportunities.
  • One of Canada's top comprehensive universities.
  • Our students are among the most satisfied students in the country.