McGill University: Statistics



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#41 of 14,131 In the World
#36 of 2,597 In North America
#3 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 17 In Quebec State
#1 of 7 In Montreal
#12 of 1,397 For Audiology
Top100 For 197 other topics
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English (Students may write term papers and exams in French)

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate47%
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 47% 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 198,741 scientific papers published and 6,618,649 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

123,139 / 4,926,192
104,968 / 4,046,272
93,638 / 3,718,009
Computer Science
80,686 / 2,884,290
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
79,728 / 2,285,190
77,713 / 2,410,862
74,119 / 2,295,017
65,491 / 2,871,174
Environmental Science
63,898 / 2,026,271
62,254 / 2,429,952
61,304 / 2,793,185
45,941 / 1,817,662
Quantum and Particle physics
45,406 / 1,325,638
Organic Chemistry
38,723 / 1,398,732
37,692 / 975,378
37,113 / 1,150,708
37,037 / 1,568,556
Political Science
35,406 / 877,068
34,890 / 1,059,565
34,629 / 1,157,328
Materials Science
34,477 / 1,061,857
32,452 / 851,859
Geography and Cartography
32,277 / 925,366
31,828 / 1,444,905
31,085 / 998,535
26,129 / 946,152
25,443 / 955,203
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
24,455 / 705,401
22,730 / 613,841
22,403 / 787,028
21,948 / 537,308
Optical Engineering
20,391 / 621,770
19,838 / 815,515
18,969 / 495,804
18,109 / 502,203
17,956 / 509,113
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
17,551 / 690,028
Public Health
16,694 / 651,121
Anatomy and Physiology
15,151 / 606,861
14,679 / 571,405

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1807 21434
1991 2028 23981
1992 2090 28542
1993 2242 27510
1994 2322 30638
1995 2725 36280
1996 2803 39423
1997 2804 45618
1998 2916 52922
1999 2630 59316
2000 2755 67101
2001 2765 74351
2002 2974 82818
2003 3107 90535
2004 3527 99995
2005 3991 114642
2006 4357 130494
2007 4859 143064
2008 5029 161104
2009 5388 179542
2010 5720 193592
2011 5975 216846
2012 6745 245008
2013 7247 269174
2014 7590 290751
2015 7915 310447
2016 8202 322698
2017 8666 349155
2018 8365 356621
2019 9158 408648
2020 10332 480433
2021 11756 594729
2022 9805 550771
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 52)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in literary studies
    juristinternational forum participantministermember of parliamentpolitician

    Justin Pierre James Trudeau is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current prime minister of Canada since 2015 and leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. Trudeau is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history after Joe Clark; he is also the first to be the child of a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau.

  2. Leonard Cohen

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

    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.

  3. Jordan Peterson

    Jordan Peterson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in McGill University
    1985-1991 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology
    clinical psychologistwritercultural criticYouTuberpsychologist

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

  4. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1929-2021 (aged 92)
    film actorvoice actorstage actoractortelevision actor

    Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was a Canadian actor. His career spanned seven decades, gaining him recognition for his performances in film, stage, and television. He received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, making him the only Canadian recipient of the "Triple Crown of Acting". He also received a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award as well as a nomination for a Grammy Award.

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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