The University of Guelph (U of G) is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1964 after the amalgamation of Ontario Agricultural College, the MacDonald Institute, and the Ontario Veterinary College, and has since grown to an institution of more than 32,000 students (including those at the Humber campus, off-campus degree enrolments, diploma enrollments and part-time students) and over 1500 faculty (academic staff) as of fall 2015. It offers 94 undergraduate degrees, 48 graduate programs, and 6 associate degrees in many different disciplines.
The University of Guelph is ranked 4th in Canada in Maclean's "University Rankings 2018" in the Comprehensive category, which includes universities that conduct a significant degree of research and offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. It is given top marks for student satisfaction among medium-sized universities in Canada by The Globe and Mail. It has held these rankings with its reputation, innovative research-intensive programs, and lively campus life cited as particular strengths. According to the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, the university's Hospitality and Tourism Management program has Canada's highest research index. The University of Guelph has also been ranked 50th by Times Higher Education in their list of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. The university has a key focus on life science and has ranked 76–100 in the world by ARWU.
No matter where you're from, once you've enrolled at the University of Guelph, you're a Gryphon. That means you're part of a network of fellow Gryphons who will set you up with everything you need to be a success - in your degree, in your career, and in the rest of your life.
Our reputation? Excellent. Our academics? First-rate - with professors who actually want to get to know you. Our professional connections? Unparalleled. We offer hundreds of opportunities to put your skills to practice in the field and to meet the right people. And our atmosphere? Like being a part of a community you make complete. So come and experience Guelph. We've been waiting for you.
There's more to university success than classes, labs and lectures. Attending university is your time to explore and grow personally, intellectually and spiritually. Ambrose offes you the opportunity to define yourself and your future path in life. No matter your interests, you'll find a way to get involved at Ambrose. Student clubs and chapel services, leadership opportunities and sport, help you find your place in university life. In addition, our residence and student development services are here to support you along the way. As an Ambrose student, you'll be a part of this community that truly cares about who you are and what you are capable of achieving.
The University of Guelph’s campus features exciting resources and facilities, including its Summerlee Science Complex, which is North America’s largest science teaching and research facility. Serving 150 faculty members and 4,500 students, it offers research and computer labs and a 12,000 square foot atrium. Engineering students can also enjoy a recently completed expansion to the Thornborough Building that has created more space for labs, shop space, design studios and a unique rooftop area for sustainability research.