Admission Averages

Admission to the University of Alberta is competitive. For more information on the application and admission process, please visit How to Apply.

Note: The application deadline for all direct-entry programs is March 1, 2016. Applications for admission, awards, and residence open October 1, 2015.

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. This information is current as of October 26, 2015.

Faculty Competitive Admission Range (Previous Year) Mean Admission Average
(Previous Year)
2016-17 Admission Average Range
Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences 78% - 80% 85%  mid 70s to low 80s
Arts 70% - 80% 82%  low 70s to low 80s
Augustana Campus 70% - 80% 81%  low to high 70s
Campus Saint-Jean  70% - 80%  81%  mid 70s
Education 70% - 80% 81%  low 70s to low 80s
Engineering 85% - 90%* 89%  mid 80s to low 90s
Native Studies 70% - 80% 76%  low 70s
Nursing 85% 86%  mid to high 80s
Physical Education and Recreation 73% - 85% 84%  mid 70s to mid 80s
Science 80% - 85% 88%  mid 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.