University of Guelph: Statistics



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#297 of 14,131 In the World
#130 of 2,597 In North America
#19 of 101 In Canada
#8 of 24 In Ontario
#2 of 1,920 For Animal Science
Top100 For 19 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate68%
Admissions RequirementsOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember - December; January-April; May-August

We've calculated the 68% acceptance rate for University of Guelph 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

University of Guelph is a world-class research university with 61,762 scientific papers published and 1,668,646 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Ecology, and Physics.


University of Guelph majors

by publication & citation count

44,779 / 1,365,229
Environmental Science
34,881 / 1,061,595
34,681 / 1,104,734
27,615 / 753,043
24,216 / 671,589
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
23,847 / 570,055
23,752 / 804,462
23,587 / 785,271
20,804 / 678,972
20,696 / 590,008
17,737 / 614,367
Computer Science
17,283 / 439,887
Organic Chemistry
16,864 / 546,202
Geography and Cartography
13,718 / 354,956
12,755 / 457,822
11,551 / 395,556
Quantum and Particle physics
11,414 / 297,575
10,516 / 306,376
10,424 / 252,773
Materials Science
10,365 / 318,509
10,294 / 253,404
9,679 / 189,753
Political Science
9,534 / 174,971
Agricultural Science
8,843 / 254,189
8,760 / 166,028
8,674 / 191,499
8,581 / 204,500
7,334 / 193,446
7,189 / 184,569
7,076 / 168,743
Nutrition and Food Science
6,583 / 197,358
6,300 / 189,006
Public Health
6,084 / 185,875
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,803 / 121,136
Animal Science
5,802 / 147,148
5,751 / 116,422
5,221 / 161,634
5,210 / 162,368
4,839 / 168,336
Metallurgical Engineering
4,606 / 148,718

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 811 6002
1991 803 6680
1992 827 7403
1993 779 7875
1994 850 8688
1995 783 9342
1996 803 9711
1997 875 10851
1998 857 11736
1999 890 13337
2000 851 14757
2001 922 16406
2002 939 18203
2003 1089 20813
2004 1156 22664
2005 1331 26862
2006 1480 30863
2007 1526 35160
2008 1643 39590
2009 1712 45017
2010 1795 50306
2011 1813 57032
2012 1899 64542
2013 1998 70435
2014 2188 75735
2015 2116 79982
2016 2243 81787
2017 2387 87194
2018 2560 90716
2019 2736 103366
2020 3077 122458
2021 3377 155023
2022 2706 146490
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Guelph 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)
Undergraduate $7,580 - $12,000 $28,000 - $32,000
Graduate $6,960 - $12,000 $14,000 - $32,000
Doctoral $6,960 - $12,000 $14,000 - $32,000

All tuition costs are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

The University of Guelph 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 Guelph.

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

University of Guelph alumni

  1. Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1952-.. (age 71)
    writerenvironmentalistphilosopheruniversity teacherpolitician

    Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author. Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books. She is often referred to as "Gandhi of grain" for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement.

  2. Scott McGillivray

    Scott McGillivray
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1978-.. (age 45)
    television producercarpenterinterior designer

    Scott McGillivray is a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, television host, author and educator.

  3. Peter Watts

    Peter Watts
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1958-.. (age 65)
    writerscience fiction writerbiologistnovelistshort story writer

    Peter Watts is a Canadian science fiction author. He specializes in hard science fiction. He earned a Ph.D from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1991, from the Department of Zoology and Resource Ecology. He went on to hold several academic research and teaching positions, and worked as a marine-mammal biologist. He began publishing fiction around the time he finished graduate school.

  4. Laura Bertram

    Laura Bertram
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1978-.. (age 45)
    actorfilm actor

    Laura Maureen Bertram is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as Amanda Zimm in Ready or Not and Trance Gemini in Andromeda.

All 54 notable alumni

University of Guelph faculties and divisions

Centre : Advanced Analysis Biological and Life Sciences, Physics
Centre : Agri-Technology Commercialization Agricultural Engineering, Energy Engineering, Waste Management
Centre : Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability Agricultural Engineering, Energy Engineering
Centre : Aquaculture Aquaculture
Centre : Arthritis Network Core Facility Rheumatology
Centre : Bioproducts Discovery and Development Biological and Life Sciences
Centre : Co-operative Wildlife Health Wildlife
Centre : Couple and Family Therapy Social Problems
Centre : Electrochemical Technology Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering
Centre : Food Safety Network Food Technology, Safety Engineering
Centre : Food Technology Food Technology
Centre : Genetic Improvement of Livestock Animal Husbandry, Genetics
Centre : Genomics Facility/Advanced Analysis Genetics
Centre : Health and Performance Health Sciences, Sports Medicine
Centre : Land and Water Stewardship Soil Management, Water Management
Centre : Landscape Architecture Community Outreach Landscape Architecture
Centre : Language and Literacy Research Network Education
Centre : Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Information Technology, Mathematics
Centre : Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Physics
Centre : Nutrition Modelling Nutrition
Centre : Organization and Management Solution Human Resources, Psychology
Centre : Poultry Welfare Meat and Poultry
Centre : Psychological Services Psychology
Centre : Public Health and Zoonoses Public Health
Centre : Rural Wastewater Water Management
Centre : Study of Animal Welfare Welfare and Protective Services
Centre : Urban Systems Environment Design Environmental Engineering, Town Planning
Centre : Veterinary Teaching Hospital Veterinary Science
Centre : Water Safety and Security Public Health, Water Management
Centre : Weather Innovation Meteorology
College : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Botany, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Meat and Poultry, Plant and Crop Protection, Rural Planning, Rural Studies, Safety Engineering
College : Arts Art History, Caribbean Studies, Classical Languages, English, European Studies, Fine Arts, French, French Studies, German, Greek (Classical), History, Italian, Latin, Latin American Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Arts
College : Biological Science Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Health Sciences, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Sports, Toxicology
College : Business and Economics Agricultural Business, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Finance, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Real Estate, Tourism
College : Physical and Engineering Science Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Natural Resources, Physics, Statistics
College : Social and Applied Human Sciences Anthropology, Child Care and Development, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Criminal Law, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Geography, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Surveying and Mapping
College : Veterinary Science Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Public Health, Veterinary Science
Course/Programme : Graduate Studies Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Business Administration, Caribbean Studies, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, European Studies, Family Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, French Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Leadership, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Meat and Poultry, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Rural Planning, Rural Studies, Safety Engineering, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre, Toxicology, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Writing
Course/Programme : Research Agriculture, Food Science
Course/Programme : University of Guelph-Humber Business Administration, Child Care and Development, Law, Media Studies, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social and Community Services
Group : Advanced Foods and Materials Network Biological and Life Sciences, Ethics, Food Science, Law
Group : Bioconversion Network Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Institute : Biodiversity Molecular Biology
Institute : Comparative Cancer Investigation Oncology
Institute : Ichthyology Marine Biology
Institute : Robotics and Intelligent Systems Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
Institute : Turfgrass Horticulture
Laboratory : Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Artificial Intelligence, Electronics and Automation, Robotics
Laboratory : Aqualab Aquaculture, Biology, Ecology, Physiology, Toxicology
Laboratory : Laboratory Services Food Technology
Research Division : Agricultural Trade Policy and Competitive Research Network Agricultural Business
Research Division : Arboretum Gene Bank Botany, Genetics
Research Division : Business Development Office Business Administration
Research Division : Controlled Environment Systems Environmental Studies
Research Division : Food Safety Food Technology, Safety Engineering
Research Division : Human Nutraceutical Dietetics
Research Division : International Leadership Leadership
Research Division : Metals in the Human Environment Environmental Studies
Research Division : Neutrino Observatory Nuclear Engineering
Research Division : Pollination Initiative Biological and Life Sciences, Ecology, Entomology
Research Division : Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network Business Computing, Computer Science
Research Division : Transgenic Plant Botany, Genetics

General information

Alternative names U of G
Founded 1964
Motto Rerum cognoscere causas
To discover the reason for things
Colors black, red, gold

Location and contacts

Address 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
City population 132,000

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