Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

About the University

Established in 1964, The University of Guelph consists of seven colleges whose undergraduate and graduate programs span the natural and physical sciences, social sciences and humanities:

College of Arts
College of Biological Science
College of Business and Economics
College of Physical and Engineering Science
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
Ontario Agricultural College
Ontario Veterinary College

The main campus spans 1,007 acres (407 hectares), including a 408‑acre (165‑hectare) arboretum.  In addition, 218 acres (88 hectares) of heritage trust lands adjacent to the main campus include a 55 acre (22‑hectare) research park which is the centre of a major agri-bio cluster.

Beginning in Fall 2002, the University of Guelph-Humber admitted students to its programs. The University of Guelph-Humber builds on the combined strengths and traditions of the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning'- two of Ontario’s leading educational institutions.  Students receive an honours university degree and an applied college diploma in just four years.

The University of Guelph includes a regional campus at Ridgetown that offers Associate Diploma programs in Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Management and Veterinary Technology, as well as certificate programs in Veterinary Medical Office Administration and Performance Horse Handler. Ridgetown's Veterinary Technology program is accredited by both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This campus also provides a range of continuing education and professional development opportunities for Ontario's agri-food industry.

President: Dr. Franco Vaccarino


Enrolments (Headcounts) - Fall 2014

Guelph Campus Degree Enrolments

20,291 Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 18,204
Graduate 2,087

2,155 Part-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 1,931
Graduate 224


Guelph-Humber Campus Enrolments

4,286 Undergraduate Degree Enrolments
Full-time 3,797
Part-time 489

26 Graduate Degree Enrolments


Off-Campus Degree Enrolments

765 Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments



260 Co-op Off-Campus
29 Regional Campuses


299 Distance Only (Guelph Campus)


177 On-Line Executive Programs


Diploma Enrolments

734 Diploma in Agriculture Enrolments


Faculty and Staff – Fall 2014

2,840 Budgeted Faculty and Staff FTEs
840 Faculty
2,000 Staff

2,610 Regular Full-time Faculty and Staff
760 Faculty
1,850 Staff

1,960 Temporary Appointments
1,160 Full-time
800 Part-time

3,610 Student Employees


Institutional Revenue (2013/14)

$737.2M in Total Revenue

Operating                    $510.3M
Research & Trust          $123.2M
Capital                           $26.2M
Ancillary Enterprises     $77.6M

A Global Outlook

U of G maintains strong international connections, including:

  • more than 101,000 active alumni in 145+ countries
  • 75 study abroad programs (69 exchange and 6 semester abroad) in 36 countries involving 106 partner institutions
  • 237 international research projects in 77 countries
  • public and private sector partners in 50 countries
  • participation in Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and International Development Research Center (IDRC) projects in Argentina, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, south Africa and Vietnam
  • approximately 590 U of G students in study‑abroad programs/ventures
  • more the 10% of undergraduate students have an  experience abroad during their undergraduate career (field trip, semester abroad, exchange, service learning, independent learning courses)
  • 1,200+ international students (full degree, Science Without Borders, and Exchange) from more than 90 countries
  • earned the highest score (5 stars) for internationalization in the QS Stars rating system. The QS audit evaluates excellence in internationalization in terms of number and diversity of faculty and students, research collaboration, religious facilities and international study (exchange and study abroad)
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