- 845 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, QC, H3A 2T5view map
- (514) 398-4455
- (514) 398-3594
- Enrolments are “Full-time Equivalent” (FTE) figures (Statistics Canada, 2005-06)
- Operating Expenditures (CAUBO, 2005-06)
- Research Grants (Tri-Council, 2006-07)
- Library Holdings (CARL, 2006-07)
- Research Intensive
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier - former Prime Minister of Canada; Leonard Cohen - Poet, author, songwriter, musician; Sheila Fraser - Auditor General; Rudolph Marcus - Nobel Prize winner in chemistry; Julie Payette - astronaut; Steven Pinker - neuro-scientist; John Ralston Saul - Governor General's award-winning philosophical author
What the Students Say
- Top international reputation
- Ultra-competitive atmosphere
- Research-oriented faculty
- Large class sizes
- Infamous bureaucracy
Courses With Kudos
Engineering, Medicine, Law, Music, Sciences, Business, Education, Political Science, History
Student Sound Offs
"The opportunities for research as an undergraduate make a big difference for careers in science and medicine."
"The off-campus student life is unbeatable. The downtown campus is literally in the middle of one of Canada's most vibrant and exciting cities."
"There is so much activism and altruism at McGill. Our students are very outspoken, opinionated and knowledgeable."
"You meet people from every background, religion and part of the world, who really allow you to open your mind and push you to go beyond your bubble of thought about the unknown. You need not speak French to go to McGill, although it is a plus."
"It is a very competitive atmosphere, and one is unlikely to receive notes if one misses a class. This creates a tense atmosphere between students."
"The Macdonald campus is amazing, and often gets ignored. It offers a really great community atmosphere, smaller class sizes and alternative programs that aren't offered downtown."
"I don't like the pressure to be thin, and to dress in expensive, high fashion all the time. The campus is full of skinny, beautiful girls, and it can be really stressful."
"Class sizes overwhelm both teaching assistants and professors, therefore some lectures do not go into as much detail, and questions are not welcomed."
"McGill is famous for its red tape. To accomplish even quite basic administrative changes, a bureaucracy reminiscent of that of the Soviet Union needs to be navigated, with one office sending one to another office, that office sending one back to the first office, etc."
Student survey results and additional indicators
For: McGill University
Institution size classification: Large (see the methodology)
- Latest survey update: September 2012
- Other data sources: latest available data shown
- All letter grade results are student satisfaction data
Canadian University Report - Student Survey
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