McGill University: Statistics



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#40 of 14,131 In the World
#34 of 2,597 In North America
#3 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 17 In Quebec State
#1 of 7 In Montreal
#13 of 1,531 For Audiology
Top100 For 191 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate46%
Admissions RequirementsDiploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) following successful completion of a 2-year pre-university course at a CEGEP (Collège d'Enseignement général et professionnel) in Quebec, or high school diploma with university entrance
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 46% acceptance rate for McGill University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

McGill University is a world-class research university with 223,004 scientific papers published and 7,511,746 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Genetics, Environmental Science, and Psychology.


McGill University majors

by publication & citation count

140,045 / 5,647,853
119,476 / 4,666,966
105,566 / 4,215,293
Computer Science
93,316 / 3,342,263
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
92,453 / 2,697,034
87,925 / 2,798,128
84,038 / 2,665,814
74,087 / 3,253,492
Environmental Science
73,230 / 2,372,126
70,991 / 2,831,340
69,406 / 3,154,009
53,322 / 2,120,913
Quantum and Particle physics
52,357 / 1,587,327
Organic Chemistry
44,109 / 1,634,393
43,320 / 1,175,937
43,146 / 1,417,575
43,039 / 1,849,152
Political Science
41,571 / 1,058,347
40,480 / 1,229,187
40,142 / 1,379,423
Materials Science
39,089 / 1,229,600
38,440 / 1,031,068
Geography and Cartography
37,351 / 1,097,765
36,492 / 1,671,169
36,475 / 1,248,516
30,126 / 1,108,918
29,673 / 1,131,713
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
28,000 / 844,509
26,378 / 952,563
26,146 / 744,173
26,111 / 661,192
Optical Engineering
23,765 / 742,528
22,604 / 958,021
21,717 / 588,499
21,534 / 610,351
20,509 / 589,758
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
20,389 / 816,555
Public Health
19,461 / 747,412
17,311 / 658,675
Anatomy and Physiology
17,181 / 699,870

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2183 26427
1992 2229 31687
1993 2399 30191
1994 2495 33579
1995 2895 39514
1996 3034 42834
1997 2960 49274
1998 3157 57362
1999 2883 64560
2000 2922 73749
2001 2918 81004
2002 3809 95044
2003 3624 101065
2004 3887 110806
2005 4508 126380
2006 4904 142419
2007 5244 158553
2008 5414 173079
2009 5746 193743
2010 6214 212597
2011 6547 237226
2012 7223 264988
2013 7853 290627
2014 8106 313456
2015 8465 329150
2016 8912 344913
2017 9132 360266
2018 9259 399502
2019 9934 442178
2020 11153 515806
2021 11216 575010
2022 10778 580189
2023 10615 580316
Academic rankings


The tuition table for McGill University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition (CAD)
Undergraduate (Quebec residents) 2,330
Undergraduate (non-Quebec residents) 8,560
Graduate (Quebec residents) 2,330
Graduate (non-Quebec residents) 14,600
Law (Quebec residents) 4,650
Law (non-Quebec residents) 16,800
Medicine (Quebec residents) 4,650
Medicine (non-Quebec residents) 22,500
Dentistry (Quebec residents) 4,650
Dentistry (non-Quebec residents) 22,500

McGill University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by McGill University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

McGill University alumni

  1. Justin Trudeau

    Justin Trudeau
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1971-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in literary studies
    lawyerpoliticianministerinternational forum participantjurist

    Justin Pierre James Trudeau is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015 and the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.

  2. Jordan Peterson

    Jordan Peterson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1962-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    1985-1991 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology
    cultural criticwriterclinical psychologistuniversity teacherInternet celebrity

    Jordan Bernt Peterson is a Canadian psychologist, author, and media commentator. Often described as conservative, he began to receive widespread attention in the late 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues. Peterson has described himself as a classic British liberal and a traditionalist.

  3. Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1934-2016 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    1951-1955 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    novelistpoetlyriciststreet artistfilm actor

    Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist. Themes commonly explored throughout his work include faith and mortality, isolation and depression, betrayal and redemption, social and political conflict, and sexual and romantic love, desire, regret, and loss. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011 he received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.

  4. William Shatner

    William Shatner
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1931-.. (age 93)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Commerce
    actorscience fiction writerwriterkaratekasinger

    William Shatner is a Canadian actor. In a career spanning seven decades, he is best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, from his 1966 debut as the captain of the starship Enterprise in the second pilot of the first Star Trek television series to his final appearance as Captain Kirk in the seventh Star Trek feature film, Star Trek Generations (1994).

All 100 notable alumni

McGill University faculties and divisions

Centre : Continuing Education Accountancy, Business Administration, Education, English, Finance, French, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Operations Research, Public Relations, Social Work, Spanish, Taxation, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management
College : Montréal Diocesan Theological College Ethics, History of Religion, New Testament, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Theology
College : Presbyterian College Christian Religious Studies, History of Religion, Holy Writings, New Testament, Religion, Theology
College : United Theological College (UTC) Bible, Christian Religious Studies, Ethics, History of Religion, New Testament, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology
Course/Programme : Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Anatomy, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Development Studies, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Ethics, European Studies, Food Science, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, German, Greek (Classical), History, Immunology, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medical Technology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Music, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Polish, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Surgery, Town Planning, Tropical Agriculture, Women's Studies, Zoology
Faculty : Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Dietetics, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Farm Management, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Meteorology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Soil Management, Soil Science, Tropical Agriculture, Water Management, Wildlife
Faculty : Arts African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Catholic Theology, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, Educational Psychology, English, French, Gender Studies, German, Greek (Classical), History, Italian, Jewish Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religion, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Women's Studies
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Surgery
Faculty : Education Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Family Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies, Information Sciences, Jewish Studies, Leadership, Library Science, Music Education, Natives Education, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Primary Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Engineering Architecture, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Mining Engineering, Nanotechnology, Power Engineering, Software Engineering, Structural Architecture, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Transport Engineering
Faculty : Law Air and Space Law, Civil Law, Comparative Law, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Union Law, Human Rights, International Law, Law, Private Law
Faculty : Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Health Administration, Industrial Management, Leadership, Management
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Haematology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Rheumatology, Social Studies, Statistics, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Religious Studies Asian Religious Studies, Bible, Christian Religious Studies, Ethics, History of Religion, New Testament, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology
Faculty : Science Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Experimental Psychology, Geography, Geophysics, Immunology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Physics, Psychology, Software Engineering, Statistics
School : Music Jazz and Popular Music, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Singing

General information

Founded 1821
Accreditation Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Motto Grandescunt Aucta Labore
Colors red, white

Location and contacts

Address 845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec, H3A 2T5
City population 1,763,000

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