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 1,017 acres (412 hectares), including a 408‑acre (165‑hectare) arboretum and a 30‑acre (12‑hectare) research park

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 3 regional campuses at Alfred, Kemptville and Ridgetown.  These campuses offer  Associate Diploma programs in Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Management and Veterinary Technology, as well as certificate programs in Veterinary Medical Office Administration and Landscape Management. Ridgetown's Veterinary Technology program is accredited by both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These campuses also provide a range of continuing education and professional development opportunities for Ontario's agri-food industry.


President: Dr. Franco Vaccarino


Enrolments (Headcounts) - Fall 2013

Guelph Campus Degree Enrolments

20,273 Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 18,153
Graduate 2,120

2,114 Part-time Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments
Undergraduate 1,928
Graduate 225


Guelph-Humber Campus Enrolments

3,982 Undergraduate Degree Enrolments
Full-time 3,579
Part-time 406

26 Graduate Degree Enrolments


Off-Campus Degree Enrolments

788 Undergraduate and Graduate Enrolments



229 Co-op Off-Campus
72Regional Campuses


289 Distance Only (Guelph Campus)


189 On-Line Executive Programs


Diploma Enrolments

757 Diploma in Agriculture Enrolments
57 Diploma (Guelph)
700 Diploma (Regional Campuses)


Faculty and Staff – Fall 2013

2,800 Budgeted Faculty and Staff FTEs
830 Faculty
1,970 Staff

2,660 Regular Full-time Faculty and Staff
760 Faculty
1,900 Staff

2,030 Temporary Appointments
1,210 Full-time
820 Part-time

3,710 Student Employees


Institutional Revenue (2012/13)

$717.9M in Total Revenue

Operating                    $504.6M
Research & Trust          $109.1M
Capital                           $24.9M
Ancillary Enterprises     $79.2M

A Global Outlook

U of G maintains strong international connections, including:

  • more than 95,500 active alumni in 145+ countries
  • 70 study abroad programs (64 exchange and 6 semester abroad) in 33 countries involving 106 partner institutions
  • international research projects in close to 50 countries
  • public and private sector partners in 30 countries
  • participation in Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and International Development Research Center (IDRC) projects in Africa, India, South America, Central America and South Asia
  • approximately 575 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)
  • 966 international students from more than 100 countries.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1