Students walking near the Hunter Student Commons

Why you should choose UCalgary

We've been ranked amongst the world's top universities and we've done it by pushing our limits, challenging ourselves to do better, and seeking knowledge – wherever that journey takes us.

Youngest Top-5 research university in Canada

94% after graduation employment rate

Canada's entrepreneurial university

Top startup creator amongst research institutions in Canada

5 reasons to choose UCalgary

We are UCalgary


Your city

Home to 1.6 million people, Calgary is Canada's youngest and third-most diverse city. Explore the city's many thriving, lively neighbourhoods. Enjoy hit festivals like Beakerhead or the Calgary Folk Music Festival, eat at many of Canada's top-rated restaurants, and attend world-class attractions like the National Music Centre, the Central Library or the Calgary Tower.

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Get involved

Take advantage of 300+ club options, 50 intramural sports, volunteer and leadership opportunities, study abroad programs and much more.

Campus experience

Enhancing your academics

Your experience is much more than your degree. Explore options to pursue original research or bring an idea to reality through the Hunter Hub.

Academic life

Becoming a Dino

Interested in becoming a Dino student-athlete or learning how you can cheer on the Dinos during your degree?

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Work-integrated learning

Want hands-on learning and experience in an industry related to your field of study? Learn about co-op, internship and practicum opportunities.

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On-campus supports

We have resources and teams dedicated to help you achieve academic success and maintain your physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

Support services

Living on campus

We have guaranteed residence options for high school students entering their first year of study. Explore your future home here.

Learn about residence

Attend a prospective student event

Join us for special future student events and information sessions to learn more about the UCalgary experience. We offer a selection of in-person and virtual events on a range of topics and areas.

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Attend an in-person or virtual campus tour

The best way to get to know your future campus is to join an online or in-person campus tour. Guided by one of our current students, you’ll explore classrooms, residences, athletic facilities, and more.

Follow us on social media

The best way to authentically see our campus is to follow us on ,, or . We feature multiple student takeovers and livestream many prospective student events. Visit ourto see recordings of past events and a live 360 virtual campus tour.

Listen to the Choose UCalgary Podcast

Our prospective student podcast is your one-stop shop to learn more about our programs, admissions and campus life. Hear real undergraduate student experiences from various faculties, clubs and other areas at UCalgary.