Established in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top-ranked medical doctoral university. It has been consistently ranked as one of the best universities worldwide. With students from 150 countries, it is one of the most diverse educational institutes. Out of its 41,000 students, 12,800 or 31% are international students. It is an open research university with the highest percentage of Ph.D. students in any Canadian research university. Also, international students have their own international student association at the university. The university boasts of 400+ programs through its 50 research centers and institutes. The main campus of the university is located in downtown Montreal that is considered one of the most friendly cities for international students population.
McGill University is a member of the Association of American Universities since 1926, an organization including the top North American research universities. Apart from this, McGill is also a founding member of Universitas 21 that is an international network of prominent research-intensive institutions that work together to enrich global reach and encourage international scope.
The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various areas of study. Some of the popular study subjects offered at the university include biomedical engineering, business analytics, chemistry, chemical engineering, architecture, and anthropology. It is to be noted that the students at the university are provided with the required knowledge in their respective areas of study. Also, the university makes sure that students are guided under experienced faculty members. In addition, the university provides internships to its students for a better understanding of the field and exposure to the industry.
Its main Downtown Campus is located in Montreal, Québec, Canada, and is divided into the lower campus and the upper campus. Downtown offers accommodation to about 3,000 undergraduate students. The residential halls are well constructed with all the necessary amenities. Moreover, the campus is close to restaurants and cafes, and general and medical stores for the convenience of students. Also, the public conveyance is easily accessible from the campus. Another campus of the university is known as the MacDonald Campus. It houses various university departments like the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, School of Nutrition, and Institute of Parasitology. Also, most of the research work is done on this campus.
Further, the researchers at the university have made notable discoveries and theories like the Advancement of Atomic Theory, the creation of football, hockey and basketball, and genetic codes and DNA. These were some of the biggest contributions that were made to the society. Moreover, the university has a remarkable list of alumni that includes John Ralston (Novelist), William Shatner (Known for his role in Star Trek), Mark J. Poznansky (Scientist) and Julie Payette (Current Governor General of Canada). Present Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau is also a noted alumni of McGill University.