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McGill University

McGill University

McGill University -is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was established in 1821 by royal charter, granted by King George IV. The university bears the name of James McGill, a Montreal merchant originally from Scotland whose bequest in 1813 formed the university's precursor, McGill College.McGill's main campus is located at Mount Royal in downtown Montreal, with the second campus situated in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, also on the Montreal Island, 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of the main campus. The university is one of two universities outside the United States who are members of the Association of American Universities and it is the only Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) within the World Economic Forum.McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, with the highest average admission requirements of any Canadian university. Most students are enrolled in the five largest faculties, namely Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Management.McGill counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 144 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in Canada, as well as five astronauts, three Canadian prime ministers, the incumbent Governor General of Canada, 14 justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, four foreign leaders, 28 foreign ambassadors, nine Academy Award (Oscars) winners, 11 Grammy Award winners, four Pulitzer Prize winners, at least 16 Emmy Award winners,and 28 Olympic medalists, all of varying nationalities. McGill alumni were instrumental in inventing or initially organizing football, basketball, and ice hockey. McGill University or its alumni also founded several major universities and colleges, including the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria, and Alberta, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Dawson College


The recently renovated McTavish street is a critical artery connecting the lower campus to the upper campus.

Downtown campus A hockey game on campus in 1884, just seven years after McGill students wrote the then-new game's first rulebook, with the Arts Building, Redpath Museum, and Morrice Hall (then the Presbyterian College) visible. McGill's downtown campus at night viewed from Mount Royal. The circular building in the foreground is the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.McGill's main campus is situated in downtown Montreal at the foot of Mount Royal. Most of its buildings are situated in a park-like campus (also known as the Lower Campus) located north of Sherbrooke Street and south of Pine Avenue between Peel and Aylmer streets. The campus also extends west of Peel Street (also known as Upper Campus) for several blocks, starting north of Doctor Penfield; the campus also extends east of University Street, starting north of Pine Avenue, an area that includes McGill's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. The community immediately east of University Street and south of Pine Avenue is known as the McGill Ghetto, where a large number of students reside. The campus is near the Peel and McGill Metro stations. A major downtown boulevard, McGill College Avenue, leads up to the Roddick Gates, the university's formal main entrance. All of the major university buildings were constructed using local grey limestone, which serves as a unifying element. The university's first classes were held in at Burnside Place, James McGill's country home. Burnside Place remained the sole educational facility until the 1840s when the school began construction on its first buildings: the central and east wings of the Arts Building. The rest of the campus was essentially a cow pasture, a situation similar to the few other Canadian universities and early American colleges of the age.

The university's athletic facilities, including Molson Stadium, are located on Mount Royal, near the residence halls and the Montreal Neurological Institute. The Gymnasium is named in honor of General Sir Arthur William Currie.

Course And Eligibility

Master of Science in Computer Science

MEng in Mechanical Engineering


Graduate Certificate in Marketing

M.Eng. in Civil Engineering

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (MD, CM)

MEng Aerospace Engineering

MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Non-Thesis)

MEng in Chemical Engineering

M.Sc. in Dental Sciences

B.Eng. in Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Science (Project Option)

Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma in Management

Certificate in Software Development

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) with Major in Marketing

B.Eng. in Mechanical engineering

B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

M.Eng. Electrical & Computer Engineering (Thesis)

M.Eng. Mining and Materials Engineering (Non-Thesis)

B.Eng. in Civil engineering

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Certificate in Management

B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering

MSc(A) - Nurse Bachelor Entry

B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering

BSc (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

MSc(A) - Direct-Entry

In 2012, Travel + Leisure rated McGill's campus as one of the 17 most beautiful university campuses in the world.


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