University of Alberta

History

Originally founded in 1908, the University of Alberta opened its doors to students the very same year, not without some heated arguments before it’s establishment on where the institution should be located to properly represent the region,  past those initial hiccups the main focus of Alberta on it’s early years was to establish a good teaching base, and as such the recruitment of teaching staff became a priority of the institution in the coming years.

The passing of time lead the university to expand it’s horizons, with new programs and colleges opening under it, and the eventual oil boom of the 50s only helped increase this movement, as of the present day the institution is a landmark of the region, and it’s impact on it amounts to 5% on the province’s earnings.

Programs Offered

With over 12 dedicated faculties, it’s not surprising that the amount of courses the University of Alberta offers for undergraduates is immense, however even with that taken into account it’s selection of over 300 undergraduate programs ins nothing short of astounding.

It’s important to note however that the institution lists each iteration of a course offered in a different campus separately from the rest, so the list does get reduced through proper filtering, nonetheless it does remain an impressive number, and one that will appeal to any possible interest a prospective student might have.

As the result of this large number of courses, the following list will only be a small sample of the complete offering available at the University of Alberta:

  • Aboriginal  Governance and Partnership
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Business Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Drama
  • East Asian Studies
  • Family Science
  • Human Geography
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Native Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sustainable Agriculture Systems

Admission requirements

The main aspects considered for admission at the University of Alberta are a student’s grades, their English proficiency and the subjects they have completed.

Unlike most institutions Alberta accepts and evaluates grades and diplomas from most regions, as long as a degree is valid internationally it will be evaluated directly by the institution without a need to convert it to an equivalent. English proficiency as well can be proven through a test or a student’s prior education. This leaves only the last requirement, completed courses, students must be able to prove they completed 5 academic courses, and the specifics vary from course to course, so reading into detail is necessary.

Student Life

The combination of an easy access to the city of Alberta and the variety of facilities available on camps lends itself to an environment where no matter where a student’s interest lie, any possible artistic, athletic or cultural passion can be met on location.

Part-time work

Alberta’s Student Calling program offers student’s work on fundraising for the university, a work that only requires 2 shifts a week and pays $12,20 per hour, making it one of the most comfortable and practical ways to earn money on the institution.

Fees

For Canadian students the basic yearly tuition fee amounts to $5,300, but due to additional fees amounting to $1,650, and the need for books and other supplies this amount will in practice raise, as accommodation and food provided by the institution amount to $8,200, a student who requires all of these services is expected by the institution to require $16,900 per year.

For international students the average tuition fee amounts to $30,000 per year, however various course do present a notorious price increase, so for both local and international students it’s recommended they try out the institution’s online cost calculator.

Ranking

The University of Alberta is currently ranked as the 65th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall fourth best university in it’s home country of Canada.

University Contact

Address:  116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canadá

Phone: 780-492-3111

Email: facclub@ualberta.ca

Summary

There’s not much left to say for Alberta, it’s fees aren’t too expensive compared to other institutions, and the quality of it’s facilities and courses is undeniable, anybody who can afford it will find themselves facing a quality education and will find a course tailor made for them, it is one of the best universities in Canada, and that shows in all areas of it’s education.