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 2015

Guelph Campus Degree Enrolments

21,053 Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 18,755
Graduate 2,298

2,160 Part-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 1,979
Graduate 181

Guelph-Humber Campus Enrolments

4,677 Undergraduate Degree Enrolments
Full-time 4,174
Part-time 503

26 Graduate Degree Enrolments

Diploma Enrolments

51 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