• Rank: # 242nd QS Survey
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University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres.  As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. Our main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown.

  • Founded 1966, with origins in the early 1900s
  • Colours: red and gold
  • Motto: Mo shùile togam suas (Gaelic) – I will lift up my eyes
  • 5 campuses: 4 in the Calgary area and 1 in Doha, Qatar
  • 14 faculties
  • 1,800+ academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching
  • 3,200+ non-academic staff focused on operating the institution and delivering against our core mandate
  • $1.3 billion consolidated budget: contributes nearly $8 billion annually to Alberta’s economy
  • 30,000+ students: 24,000+ undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students
  • 173,000+ alumni; 2/3 live or work in the Calgary area


# 242nd

QS Survey 2023

# 235th

QS Survey 2022

# 43rd

Times Higher 2021

# 151st-200th

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

  1. Successful completion of at least three years of formal, full-time study in English at a secondary school that meets one of the following requirements:
    a. Is in an exempt country; OR
    b. Is accredited to offer Canadian, American or British curricula; OR
  2. Successful completion of at least two years of formal, full-time study in English at an accredited or recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or a University of Calgary approved English-speaking country; OR
  3. Achieved a final grade of 80 per cent or better on the Alberta English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent); OR
  4. Achieved a grade of 5 or better on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher or Standard Level English A (Literature or Language and Literature) examination or a grade of 6 or better on the Higher Level English B examination; OR
  5. Achieved a grade of 4 or better on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition or English Language and Composition examination; OR
  6. Achieved a grade of "A" or "B" in GCSE-level, A/S-level or A-level English (non-ESL) in the General Certificate of Education (GCE)/General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) curriculum; OR
  7. Successful completion of at least three years at a school in English that is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), including completion of a senior academic English course (Alberta 30-1 level or equivalent); OR
  8. Successful completion of a University of Calgary English credit course, comparative literature course, or university equivalent with a final grade of "B-" or better; OR
  9. Successful completion of an approved English language test/program as follows: 

Acceptable English Language Tests



All Other Undergraduate Programs

 TOEFL iBT  100 with a minimum of 27 in each sub-score  92 with a minimum of 23 in each sub-score  86
 TOEFL PBT  N/A  N/A  560
 IELTS Academic  8.0 with no bands below a 7.0  7.0 with no bands below a 7.0  6.5
 PTE  70 (see Note)  64 (see Note)  60
 Cambridge English Language Assessment: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)  200  185  180

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University of Calgary

University of Calgary Admissions Office, MB117 2500 University, Drive NW Calgary, AB Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N1N4

Phone: + 1- 403- 210-7625
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