University of Alberta: Statistics



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#63 of 14,131 In the World
#47 of 2,597 In North America
#4 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 12 In Alberta
#1 of 5 In Edmonton
#8 of 1,251 For Petroleum Engineering
Top100 For 178 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Alberta is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent; post secondary transcrits; English language proficiency
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April); Spring and Summer sessions available

Research profile

University of Alberta is a world-class research university with 205,053 scientific papers published and 5,603,378 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Genetics.


University of Alberta majors

by publication & citation count

124,290 / 4,059,227
100,280 / 3,236,546
96,016 / 3,027,980
89,921 / 2,401,815
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
86,632 / 2,152,775
85,157 / 2,264,244
Environmental Science
81,407 / 2,236,374
Computer Science
76,244 / 2,115,675
60,366 / 2,248,694
58,576 / 2,082,285
Quantum and Particle physics
55,426 / 1,449,229
52,280 / 1,605,307
Organic Chemistry
48,893 / 1,568,478
48,387 / 1,383,819
43,318 / 1,523,210
42,458 / 1,198,902
Materials Science
41,361 / 1,131,104
Political Science
39,867 / 931,121
Geography and Cartography
39,568 / 1,011,518
38,635 / 835,394
37,311 / 900,589
35,799 / 935,385
35,103 / 1,111,481
34,985 / 1,051,072
32,816 / 986,548
29,134 / 1,010,655
28,526 / 720,986
27,917 / 923,082
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27,564 / 642,331
26,526 / 599,917
22,699 / 574,258
22,069 / 533,936
Optical Engineering
20,508 / 516,630
20,241 / 464,208
18,209 / 653,547
18,096 / 568,874
Electrical Engineering
17,491 / 392,317
Metallurgical Engineering
17,033 / 474,350
Public Health
16,418 / 562,806
Machine Learning
16,319 / 426,937

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1883 15272
1992 1870 17424
1993 1985 17781
1994 2093 20190
1995 2075 22366
1996 2189 24778
1997 2259 27392
1998 2221 31164
1999 2440 35202
2000 2570 41667
2001 2783 46126
2002 3641 53224
2003 3701 62591
2004 3861 69370
2005 4277 79527
2006 4751 91102
2007 4779 104807
2008 5213 116753
2009 5587 133299
2010 5963 150891
2011 6360 171450
2012 6826 195040
2013 7377 218630
2014 7682 239627
2015 7873 253817
2016 8920 270005
2017 8518 286151
2018 9478 317769
2019 9657 358280
2020 10659 427438
2021 11033 483197
2022 10342 494128
2023 10125 492627
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Alberta 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 Domestic Tuition (CAD) International Tuition (CAD)
Bachelor of Arts 6,120 22,300
Bachelor of Science 7,370 27,000
Bachelor of Commerce 10,700 39,000
Bachelor of Education 6,120 22,300
Bachelor of Engineering 11,100 40,500
Bachelor of Fine Arts 6,120 22,300
Bachelor of Music 6,120 22,300
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 8,200 30,000
Master of Business Administration 27,000 54,000
Master of Education 6,120 22,300
Master of Engineering 10,700 39,000
Master of Fine Arts 6,120 22,300
Master of Music 6,120 22,300
Master of Science in Nursing 8,200 30,000
Doctor of Dental Surgery 28,000 28,000
Doctor of Medicine 20,000 20,000
Doctor of Philosophy 6,120 22,300

The University of Alberta 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 University of Alberta.

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
MaƮtrise/Master's Degree Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Finance, Law, Library Science
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, French, German, Italian, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation

University of Alberta alumni

  1. Jordan Peterson

    Jordan Peterson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1962-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Alberta
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in political science and 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.

  2. Nathan Fillion

    Nathan Fillion
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1971-.. (age 53)
    television actorfilm actoractorexecutive producervoice actor

    Nathan Fillion is a Canadian-American actor. He played the leading roles of Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds on Firefly and its film continuation Serenity, and Richard Castle on Castle. As of 2018, he stars as John Nolan on The Rookie and is an executive producer on the show as well as its spin-off series, The Rookie: Feds.

  3. Sara Canning

    Sara Canning
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1987-.. (age 37)
    television actorfigure skaterfilm actoractor

    Sara Canning is a Canadian actress. She co-starred on The CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Jenna Sommers, and appeared in the 2009 feature film, Black Field. She starred as Dylan Weir in the Canadian television series, Primeval: New World, and as Dr. Melissa Conner on the Global medical drama Remedy. Canning appeared in the 2017 theatrical film War for the Planet of the Apes. She is also known for her role as Jacquelyn Scieszka in the Netflix TV series A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  4. Dayo Wong

    Dayo Wong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1960-.. (age 64)
    television actorfilm directorwriterscreenwriterstand-up comedian

    Dayo Wong Tze-wah is a Hong Kong actor and standup comedian. Known as a pioneer of stand-up comedy in Hong Kong, he is known for his stadium shows integrating political satire and social commentary. He has performed at the Hong Kong Coliseum, including 26 sold-out shows at his farewell stand-up performance.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Alberta faculties and divisions

Campus : Augustana Biology, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geography, German, Greek (Classical), History, Latin, Management, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Theatre, Visual Arts
Campus : Saint-Jean Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, History, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sociology, Soil Management, Teacher Training
College : St. Joseph's Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Education, Theology
College : St. Stephen's Art Therapy, Pastoral Studies, Psychology, Theology
Faculty : Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Ecology, Food Science, Food Technology, Forest Biology, Forest Economics, Forest Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Wildlife
Faculty : Arts African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Danish, Design, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Fine Arts, Folklore, French, German, History, Hungarian, Indic Languages, Information Sciences, International Studies, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Norwegian, Peace and Disarmament, Persian, Philosophy, Polish, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Singing, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Technology, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Natives Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Faculty : Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Extension Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Administration, Adult Education, Business Administration, Chinese, Communication Studies, Continuing Education, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Government, Human Resources, Information Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Japanese, Management, Natural Resources, Occupational Health, Painting and Drawing, Spanish, Statistics, Writing
Faculty : Graduate Studies and Research Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Comparative Law, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, French, Genetics, German, Health Education, Health Sciences, History, Immunology, Information Sciences, Italian, Laboratory Techniques, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Music, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Russian, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine and Dentistry Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Native Studies Native American Studies
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
Faculty : Physical Education and Recreation Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Sports, Tourism
Faculty : Rehabilitation Medicine Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Faculty : Science Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology, Statistics
School : Business Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Marketing, Operations Research, Statistics
School : Library and Information Studies Information Sciences, Library Science
School : Public Health Behavioural Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Occupational Health, Public Health

General information

Alternative names UofA
Founded 1908
Motto Quaecumque vera
Colors green, gold

Location and contacts

Address 114 St. 89 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E1
City population 1,011,000

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