University of Guelph: Statistics



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#308 of 14,131 In the World
#133 of 2,597 In North America
#19 of 101 In Canada
#8 of 24 In Ontario
#3 of 2,152 For Animal Science
Top100 For 18 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 69,184 scientific papers published and 1,899,153 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physics, and Ecology.


University of Guelph majors

by publication & citation count

50,518 / 1,568,223
Environmental Science
39,722 / 1,239,558
39,441 / 1,286,558
31,316 / 874,430
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,999 / 678,083
27,642 / 814,395
26,880 / 922,131
26,427 / 890,080
24,081 / 714,917
24,071 / 800,522
Computer Science
20,637 / 525,873
20,451 / 724,111
Organic Chemistry
19,759 / 663,667
Geography and Cartography
15,749 / 436,078
14,772 / 544,490
Quantum and Particle physics
13,750 / 381,251
13,111 / 472,114
12,178 / 297,337
12,048 / 348,233
Materials Science
12,016 / 401,692
11,703 / 288,036
11,506 / 224,587
Political Science
11,311 / 230,376
Agricultural Science
10,516 / 315,597
10,466 / 220,470
10,137 / 266,644
10,122 / 245,340
8,722 / 253,750
8,405 / 225,269
8,334 / 216,973
Nutrition and Food Science
7,432 / 236,527
Public Health
7,100 / 220,535
6,960 / 208,165
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,723 / 155,085
6,676 / 148,734
Animal Science
6,592 / 175,958
6,153 / 192,473
5,958 / 191,522
5,681 / 109,965
Metallurgical Engineering
5,499 / 197,421

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 856 7361
1992 905 8110
1993 851 8604
1994 938 9461
1995 895 10316
1996 880 10772
1997 937 11961
1998 950 13049
1999 928 14551
2000 924 16514
2001 986 18166
2002 1064 20600
2003 1170 23732
2004 1273 25926
2005 1451 30211
2006 1665 34235
2007 1627 39060
2008 1669 42887
2009 1846 49472
2010 1858 55368
2011 1931 62616
2012 2017 69291
2013 2140 75903
2014 2311 82171
2015 2265 86365
2016 2842 87043
2017 2520 90702
2018 2765 99885
2019 2987 111709
2020 3328 131380
2021 3339 150584
2022 2986 154387
2023 2815 151112
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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 72)
    university teacherwriterecofeministpoliticianenvironmentalist

    Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalization 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 46)
    interior designercarpentertelevision producer

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

  3. Olivia Chow

    Olivia Chow
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Guelph
    In 1979 graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in fine art

    Olivia Chow is a Canadian politician who has been the 66th mayor of Toronto since July 12, 2023. Previously, Chow served as the New Democratic Party (NDP) member of Parliament (MP) for Trinity—Spadina from 2006 to 2014, and was a councillor on the Metro Toronto Council from 1992 to the 1998 amalgamation followed by Toronto City Council until 2005.

  4. Peter Watts

    Peter Watts
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1958-.. (age 66)
    science fiction writerwritermarine biologistscreenwriterzoologist

    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 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.

All 58 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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