Located in Montreal, Quebec, McGill University was established by Royal Charter granted by King George IV, and will soon be celebrating its 200th anniversary.

McGill has a proud history of excellence and is well-known for having received 145 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Nobel Laureates. Other notable alumni include an incumbent prime minister, 2 former Canadian prime ministers, 8 foreign leaders, 28 foreign ambassadors, 9 Academy Award (Oscar) winners, 16 Emmy award winners, 28 Olympic medalists, 5 astronauts and many billionaires.

McGill’s admission requirements are particularly competitive, with less than 50% of undergraduate applicants being offered admission in any given year. Meeting the minimum grade requirement along does not guarantee admission, as grades fluctuate depending on the average of the applicants to a particular program, and other factors including a student’s supporting documents like English proficiency, recommendation letters, personal statements and so on.

McGill accepts students into 11 faculties:

  • The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • The Faculty of Arts

  • The Faculty of Dentistry

  • The Faculty of Education

  • The Faculty of Engineering

  • The Faculty of Law

  • The Faculty of Management

  • The Faculty of Medicine

  • The Faculty of Religious Studies

  • The Faculty of Science

  • The Schulich School of Music

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