Founded in 1821

Founded in 1821

McGill University

Founded in 1821

Founded in 1821

McGill University

Quick facts

  • 39513

  • 12000

    International students
  • O19359011033

  • 27

    World ranking
  • 2

    Country ranking

McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world.

International students from more than 150 countries make up nearly 30% of McGill's student body ‒ the highest proportion of any Canadian research university.

McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. 

Ernest Rutherford's Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. 

Today McGill's professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. 

McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and the commitment to fostering the very best has helped students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. 

The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 145 McGill students.

On-campus accommodation

Campus list based on university info

Downtown campus (UG)

Residence fee Duration

$10,413 CAD

UP to $19,298
34 - 43

Macdonald Campus

Residence fee Duration

$4,206 CAD

UP to $5,189

Downtown campus (G)

Residence fee Duration

$6,659 CAD

UP to $14,916

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Montreal
based on univly research


Shared house

$6,180 CAD


Shared house

$4,116 CAD


Entire house

$12,372 CAD


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  • First Peoples' House
  • Student Wellness Hub
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