Memorial University of Newfoundland: Statistics



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#473 of 14,131 In the World
#171 of 2,597 In North America
#23 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 2 In Newfoundland and Labrador
#36 of 1,019 For Marine Engineering
Top50% For 204 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate78%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, with minimum of 70% average. Proof of proficiency in English language
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April; May-August); also 6-week inter-session and 6-week summer session.

We've calculated the 78% acceptance rate for Memorial University of Newfoundland 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

Memorial University of Newfoundland is a world-class research university with 43,395 scientific papers published and 942,132 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Computer Science, Geology, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Memorial University of Newfoundland majors

by publication & citation count

24,510 / 676,038
Environmental Science
21,501 / 479,258
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
20,140 / 353,078
19,892 / 427,112
19,116 / 550,127
18,298 / 392,274
16,281 / 436,343
Computer Science
16,101 / 334,168
13,214 / 310,556
Quantum and Particle physics
11,857 / 234,792
Geography and Cartography
11,033 / 210,344
10,278 / 357,147
10,115 / 249,353
9,752 / 232,321
Political Science
9,740 / 154,822
Organic Chemistry
9,623 / 281,563
9,374 / 272,473
9,071 / 148,634
8,765 / 185,662
8,668 / 157,293
8,628 / 131,420
7,851 / 207,022
Materials Science
7,745 / 187,199
7,421 / 109,952
6,778 / 121,814
6,651 / 154,047
6,529 / 189,890
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,101 / 114,012
5,949 / 103,794
5,354 / 120,434
4,981 / 81,693
4,593 / 137,167
4,211 / 68,175
3,971 / 82,816
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
3,967 / 104,440
Electrical Engineering
3,959 / 70,248
Optical Engineering
3,942 / 87,098
Art & Design
3,917 / 54,252
Mechanical Engineering
3,696 / 67,003
Public Health
3,515 / 98,117

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 450 3383
1992 410 3506
1993 446 3619
1994 529 4120
1995 416 4453
1996 530 5008
1997 602 5414
1998 529 5945
1999 443 6726
2000 512 7409
2001 527 8313
2002 736 9768
2003 652 10667
2004 660 11965
2005 761 13389
2006 864 15450
2007 886 17224
2008 1039 19152
2009 1068 22075
2010 1152 24614
2011 1231 27705
2012 1237 31461
2013 1498 35006
2014 1500 37898
2015 1749 40512
2016 1794 41526
2017 1898 45073
2018 2200 51650
2019 2169 59174
2020 2538 69613
2021 2508 81951
2022 2357 85660
2023 2155 87300
Academic rankings


International studetns Undergraduate tuition: 8,800 for two semesters (30 credit-hours). Program fee per semester: Graduate Diploma: 420. Master's: 953. PhD and PsyD: 887 (CAD)
Local studetns Undergraduate tuition on Saint John's campus, 2,550 for two semesters (30 credit-hours). Program fee per semester: Graduate Diploma: 323. Master's: 733. PhD and PsyD: 683 (CAD)

The Memorial University of Newfoundland 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 Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Anthropology, Archaeology, English, Ethnology, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology

Memorial University of Newfoundland alumni

  1. Robert Joy

    Robert Joy
    Born in
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    1951-.. (age 73)
    television actorcomposerfilm actoractor

    Robert Joy is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as medical examiner Sid Hammerback on the police procedural series CSI: NY, and his appearances in the films Atlantic City (1980), Ragtime (1981), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), and The Hills Have Eyes (2006). He is a two-time Genie Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor; for Atlantic City and Whole New Thing.

  2. Jonny Harris

    Jonny Harris
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1975-.. (age 49)
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Jonathan Harris is a Canadian actor and comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador. Harris is best known for his roles in the television series Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young Triffie, Moving Day, and Grown Up Movie Star.

  3. Alan Doyle

    Alan Doyle
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1969-.. (age 55)

    Alan Thomas Doyle is a Canadian musician, actor, author and founding member of the Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea.

  4. Brett Gallant

    Brett Gallant
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1990-.. (age 34)

    Brett Philip Gallant is a Canadian curler from Chestermere, Alberta. He currently plays second for the Brendan Bottcher rink.

All 41 notable alumni

Memorial University of Newfoundland faculties and divisions

Campus : Sir Wilfred Grenfell Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, History, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Nursing, Physics, Primary Education, Psychology, Social Studies, Theatre, Tourism, Visual Arts
College : Queen's Bible, History of Religion, New Testament, Pastoral Studies, Religion, Theology
Department/Division : Distance Education and Learning Technologies Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, Curriculum, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Engineering, English, Folklore, French, German, Higher Education, Law, Leadership, Leisure Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Parks and Recreation, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Statistics, Technology, Women's Studies
Department/Division : Lifelong Learning Accountancy, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Criminology, Development Studies, Human Resources, Insurance, Leadership, Library Science, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations, Regional Studies, Robotics, Transport and Communications, Writing
Faculty : Arts Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Asian Religious Studies, Bible, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Ethics, European Studies, Film, Folklore, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gender Studies, Geography, German, Greek (Classical), History, History of Law, History of Religion, Indigenous Studies, International Law, Islamic Theology, Judaic Religious Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Music, New Testament, Philosophy, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Women's Studies
Faculty : Business Administration Business Administration, Business and Commerce, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Computer Education, Curriculum, Education, Foreign Languages Education, French, Higher Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Technology, Leadership, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Music, Music Education, Native Language Education, Natives Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Engineering and Applied Science Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biomedicine, Cardiology, Community Health, Epidemiology, Genetics, Immunology, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Science Aquaculture, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Social Psychology, Statistics
Institute : Labrador Anthropology, Archaeology, English, Geography, Linguistics, Meteorology, Social Work
Institute : Marine Aquaculture, Fishery, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marine Transport, Natural Resources, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Safety Engineering
Institute : Social and Economic Research Economics, Social Sciences
Laboratory : Language Classical Languages, Danish, English, French, German, Greek (Classical), Irish, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Russian, Spanish
Research Division : Ocean Engineering Marine Engineering
Research Division : Study of Music, Media, and Place Media Studies, Music
School : Graduate Studies Administration, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Asian Religious Studies, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Behavioural Sciences, Bible, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Cardiology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Curriculum, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Ethics, Ethnology, Experimental Psychology, Fishery, Folklore, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Higher Education, History, History of Religion, Immunology, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Islamic Theology, Labour and Industrial Relations, Latin, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Naval Architecture, Neurosciences, New Testament, Nursing, Oncology, Organic Chemistry, Parks and Recreation, Performing Arts, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Women's Studies
School : Human Kinetics and Recreation Administration, Curriculum, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychology
School : Music Art History, Conducting, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology
School : Nursing (Western Regional) Nursing
School : Pharmacy Pharmacy
School : Social Work Social Work

General information

Alternative names MUN
Founded 1925
Accreditation Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Motto Provehito in altum
Colors claret, white

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 4200
St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, A1C 5S7
City population 109,000

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