You might have already wondered which Canadian universities were considered the best in the country, but have you ever wondered which ones were the biggest in terms of enrollment?
Here is a list of the 10 biggest universities in Canada, as well as a few interesting facts about each of them.
1. University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is the biggest of all Canadian universities, with a total enrollment of 88,766. It was founded in 1827, and it is now the leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation in the country.
2. University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia has two different campuses. Together, the Vancouver Campus and the Okanagan Campus of Kelowna welcome 57,300 undergraduates and graduates from Canada, and from more than 140 countries around the world.
3. York University
York University has a total of 46,400 undergraduates. It was founded in 1959, and it is now the 2nd largest university in Ontario, with one campus in the heart of Toronto, and another one 30 minutes from downtown Toronto.
4. Université de Montréal
The Université de Montréal is located in Montréal, Québec. It has 45,789 full-time students, and 600 different study programs. It ranks as the 3rd leading research university in Canada, and as the 103rd one in the world.
5. Université Laval
The Université Laval of Québec City is the first French-language university in North America. It welcomes over 42,500 students, including 5,600 international students. Université Laval is offering 500 programs, and is renowned for its mobility and exchange programs.
6. University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa welcomes more than 40,000 students and offers more than 450 programs. It is the largest bilingual university in the world, where English and French are being used, and it is also the largest law school in Canada.
7. McGill University
Montréal’s McGill University welcomes around 40,000 students, in 300 buildings. It was founded in 1821, and has ranked as the first medical-doctoral university in Canada for 12 consecutive years. It is also seen as Canada’s most international university.
8. University of Alberta
The University of Alberta, based in Edmonton, has a total of 37,830 students that come from 143 countries. For the past 8 years, it has been considered as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. It currently employs 15,000 people.
9. University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo, based in Waterloo, Ontario, currently has 31,380 undergraduates. The University is committed to addressing different challenges to gender equity, and is the home of the Glow Centre, which is the oldest student LGBTQ organization in Canada.
10. University of Western Ontario
The University of Western Ontario currently has a total enrollment of 29,828. It was founded in 1878, in the safe and welcoming community of London, Ontario, and the first class graduated in 1883. Many people think the University of Western Ontario is one of the most beautiful universities in Canada, where Gothic-style buildings and modern structures can be admired.