University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, CA

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 71.76 Oct. 9, 2017 Mike Versteege Oct. 10, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 29,740
Number of Undergraduate Students 31,648
Number of Graduate Students 7,664
Full-time Equivalent Employees 10,711
Institution type Doctorate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 993,688,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 11.5
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 79.5
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 9.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 13,994,743.9
Gross square feet of laboratory space 2,878,392.4
Acres of cultivated grounds 125.3
Acres of undeveloped land 25,266.0
Climate region Very-Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
Medical School Yes Yes
Pharmacy School Yes Yes
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital Yes No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station Yes (25,246 acres) Yes

Additional Details

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. The university is a member of the U15 universities and the Worldwide Universities Network, an organization of 19 universities on six continents.

Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. It offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone.

The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta with an impact on the Alberta economy estimated at $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province’s gross domestic product. The university is Alberta's fourth-largest employer.

UAlberta has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. UAlberta's professors have won more 3M Teaching Fellowships (Canada's top award for undergraduate teaching excellence) than any other Canadian university. In 2014, the University of Alberta was named one of "Canada's Greenest Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the sixth straight year in a row.

UAlberta has graduated nearly 250,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener, Prime Minister Joe Clark, Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Premier of Alberta Peter Lougheed and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor.

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete
Credit Status
New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Food Education Not Pursuing
Food and Beverage Purchases Not Pursuing
Confinement-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Vegetarian-Fed Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Hormone-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Seafood Purchases Not Pursuing
Dishware Not Pursuing
Energy Initiatives Not Pursuing
Energy Use by Type Not Pursuing
Procurement Not Pursuing
Bike Sharing Not Pursuing
Water Initiatives Not Pursuing
Endowment Not Pursuing
Sustainability Staffing Not Pursuing

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