Why UAlberta

Start Your Journey at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is one of the top 5 universities in Canada and top 100 in the world. We take pride in our campus community, with a tradition of excellence going back to 1908.

Our professors are award-winning researchers and instructors. Our students are passionate and engaged. Our alumni have an impact around the world. Learn more about our people »

There are amazing resources and opportunities for students here in Edmonton and Alberta, as well as hundreds of study abroad programs across the globe. Learn more about opportunities for undergraduates »


Athletics & Recreation

The University of Alberta is home to one of the most successful intercollegiate athletic programs in Canada. Our student-athletes are held to the highest standards of academic excellence. Our Golden Bears (men’s), Pandas (women’s), and Vikings (Augustana) teams compete in most major varsity sports. Interested in trying out for one of our varsity sports teams? Athletics recruitment is handled by our coaches. Learn more about athletics »

Recreation Services offers more than 500 recreational programs in an inclusive, welcoming environment, where students can feel part of the U of A community. Learn more about recreation services »


Campus Options

The University of Alberta offers three teaching campuses for undergraduates to choose from, each with its own residences. Learn more about our campuses »

North Campus: a City Within a City

North Campus in Edmonton is home to over 30,000 undergraduates and is the university’s primary teaching and research campus. Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, North Campus is just a short walk, bus, or LRT ride from Old Strathcona and downtown

Augustana: The Best of Both Worlds

Augustana Campus in Camrose (one hour south of Edmonton) is a liberal arts and sciences campus that offers a UAlberta degree in a 1,000-student setting.

Campus Saint-Jean: Tu Es VIP... En Français!

The only francophone campus in western Canada, Campus Saint-Jean offers unique program options and small class sizes in a tight-knit bilingual community just 10 minutes from North Campus. Take a virtual tour of our three teaching campuses, access campus maps, and learn about South Campus, Enterprise Square and the University of Alberta Calgary Centre.


Residence Options

Get the full university experience – live in residence! Lister Hall on North Campus is our largest residence for first-year undergraduates, with many services and support systems designed to set you up for success, including cohort programs and BaseCampLearn more about all of our housing options »