Admission Averages

Admission to the University of Alberta is competitive. The information below provides an indication of what the competitive averages will be for this year’s admission cycle. However, please note that presenting grades that meet the competitive or minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.

For more information on the application and admission process, see How to Apply.


High School Applicants

The table below lists last year’s final competitive ranges for admission to each faculty, as well as the projected competitive ranges for this upcoming year.

Faculty 2014-15 Admission Average Range 2015-16 Admission Average Range
Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences 78% - 82% low to mid 80s
Arts 72% - 80% mid 70s
Augustana Campus 70% low to mid 70s
Education 70% - 75% low 80s
Engineering 85% - 90%* mid to high 80s*
Native Studies 70% low 70s
Nursing 78% - 80% mid to high 80s
Physical Education and Recreation 75% - 81% BARST program: mid 70s
all other programs: low to mid 80s
Campus Saint-Jean 70% low 70s
Science 82% - 85% mid to high 80s

* Faculty of Engineering averages vary based on the the province in which you attended high school. Refer to the Faculty of Engineering website for more details.


Post-Secondary Transfer Applicants

If you are applying as a post-secondary transfer applicant, you will need to present an Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale ("C" or above) on university transferable work.


International Students

Please see Competitive Averages for International Applicants.


Other Requirements

Please note that some programs have additional department-specific requirements (portfolio, audition, written statement, etc.). For more information, check your To-Do List in Bear Tracks.