About the University of Guelph


The University of Guelph was founded in 1964, when three existing colleges – and a new College of Arts and Sciences - were brought together to form the University. The three existing colleges were the Ontario Agricultural College (founded in 1874), MacDonald Institute (founded in 1903), and the Ontario Veterinary College (established in 1862 and recognized as a College in 1922). Today, the University of Guelph's undergraduate and graduate students benefit from a comprehensive and innovative curriculum that spans the arts, humanities, physical and natural sciences, and social sciences. The University of Guelph is one of the highest-ranking comprehensive universities in Canada (according to MacLean’s magazine rankings) and is known worldwide for its research and superior academic programs.

Why Choose Guelph?

The University of Guelph is also well known for its warm and friendly campus atmosphere. For several years in a row, the University of Guelph has been ranked by international students in Ontario as the best university in the province for it’s learning and living environment, and support for international students. The campus offers many opportunities for students to become involved in their community and gain leadership experience. University of Guelph students also benefit from a vast array of services that are available to assist them in achieving academic and personal success. 

UofG also offers a great campus environment with orientation events, campus activities throughout the year, and numerous clubs to get involved with and meet other students. Here's a video from the Orientation Week Pep Rally 2019

For more information on the University of Guelph, check out the links below, and the attached booklet.

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