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The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities because of our commitment to student learning and innovative research. We are dedicated to cultivating the essentials for our quality of life - water, food, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture, and learning. The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues, and a concern for international development.
"We have the opportunity and responsibility to improve the lives of individuals, our communities, and the world around us. That is important. That is exciting. Let us take what is best about the University of Guelph and share it around the world." ~ President Franco Vaccarino. The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centered, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences and our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. U of G has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our campuses in Guelph, Toronto, and Ridgetown, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries.
More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, we now have more than 140,000 alumni living in 150 countries. Our students, faculty, and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences. Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.
Our living and learning environments encourage exploration and the interdisciplinary sharing of new ideas, critical for meeting challenges posed by our more complex and interconnected world. Our faculty scholars and researchers provide students with groundbreaking research opportunities in laboratories, art studios, libraries, and the field. Student engagement is fundamental to learning and research at U of G. By focusing on the "whole student," we give the University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world. At Guelph, we turn knowledge into action.

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