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McGill University


James McGill died on December 19, 1813, less than two years after writing his will. But for all his foresight, the genesis of the college bearing his name was a difficult, drawn-out affair. 


The mission of McGill University is the advancement of learning and the creation and dissemination of knowledge, by offering the best possible education, by carrying out research and scholarly activities judged to be excellent by the highest international standards, and by providing service to society.


McGill University Library advances teaching, learning, research and community service by providing outstanding collections, access to the world of knowledge, excellence in service and an appropriate library environment, all of which are client-focused and responsive to the needs of the McGill community.


The Career Planning Service (CAPS) assists students in career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships, by providing workshops, individual advising, a comprehensive job posting service, and an extensive Career Resource Centre.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Offering McGill students on the downtown and Macdonald campuses high quality and accessible services that facilitate their transition, re-entry and progress through their studies. We are here to help students overcome obstacles that may impede their ability to have a successful and enjoyable student experience in any program at McGill.

Interacting with the University as a whole and its various levels of governance (e.g., student leadership, the Student Life and Learning Group, the Dean of Students, the Ombudsperson for Students, Senate and committees, central administrative officers) to enhance the quality of student life.

Housing services

We recognize that students come to us from a range of ages, socio-economic, cultural, and other backgrounds and therefore have unique needs. They may exhibit a variety of physical and emotional capabilities. Students may also define themselves as being on a gender or sexual orientation continuum. This list is by no means exhaustive, rather it reflects the diversity of our student population.

Library services

The Library is a nexus for students, professors and staff across all faculties, helping to inspire and stimulate the great minds of today and tomorrow. Whether you need a space for quiet study or group work, a public forum for broadening perspectives or a hideaway for quiet introspection, library spaces are here to help you reach the highest levels of academic excellence.

ICT services

McGill Library offers over 600 computer workstations throughout the Library system for use by McGill students, faculty and staff, as well as guest users from the wider community. Guest access provides access to the Library's website, catalogues and electronic resources (journals, e-books, databases, etc.), but not to the Internet in general.

Medical services

The Student Wellness Hub offers trained professionals (from counsellors to Local Wellness Advisors) who will work with you to alleviate distress, promote self-understanding, and develop effective solutions to the obstacles impeding your growth and success.

Campus life

You can reach our downtown campus by public transit (McGill metro station or by bus), by bike, or on foot. If you bring a car, parking on campus is limited. Please be prepared to park off campus.

The Macdonald campus, home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, is located on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.

Sports facilities

In keeping with McGill University’s commitment to education and innovation, Athletics and Recreation vows to provide students and staff opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity within an inclusive environment that values health, well-being, and fairplay. We strive to instill within our community the values of academic and sporting excellence along with the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle.

Student clubs

Student societies are independently run for students, by students. They are here to speak out for you and advocate your interests. Every student at McGill is a member of at least one society, so get involved with yours today!

The Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the U.S. Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) jointly accredit Canadian undergraduate medical education programs. On behalf of these accrediting bodies, a survey team completes an onsite visit of each medical program at least once every eight years.

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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