Mount Royal University

Founded 1910 | Calgary, AB

Mount Royal University offers undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs through five faculties. The school’s strength lies in its emphasis on small class sizes, unique programs and applied learning. “Mount Royal’s focus on students means you are part of a welcoming community where professors know your name and you can get hands-on experience with research, community service, social innovation, field projects and work placements,” says president Tim Rahilly.

The school is known for its comprehensive programs in business, communications, nursing and public relations. It is also home to unique research centres, including the Institute for Community Prosperity, the Centre for Child Well-Being and the Institute for Environmental Sustainability. The CN Supply Chain Analytics Lab provides business students with the opportunity to work on the Refinitiv Eikon data platform that accesses the inner workings of companies around the world in real time. Mount Royal is a leader in community service learning: students provide more than 300,000 hours of service with 500 organizations each year.

The campus is a short drive from downtown Calgary. Facilities include broadcast studios, an aviation simulator and an award-winning eco-building: the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. The Riddell Library and Learning Centre features an Experience (VR) Lab, soundproof digital project rooms and a 360-degree data visualization studio.

Standout Programs

• Supply Chain Management: Students learn all aspects of running a business, from production planning and purchasing to transportation and global logistics.

• Computer Information Systems: This program combines technical knowledge with business expertise. Students develop skills in software development, systems analysis and project management.

• Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership: Combining theory and practice, this • program gives students a foundation in such basics as risk management and environmental stewardship while also developing skills in kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, wilderness survival and more.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 65% | Science: 65% | Business: 75%

Student Body

Full-time: 11,192 | Part-time: 1,292

International Students: First-year: 4.1%

Male-Female Ratio: 41 to 59

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 950 (620 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $6,770 to $8,830

Cool Courses

• Sin, Vice, and Religion: Explore the relationship between church and state, as well as the role of vice and sin in social and political change.

• Introduction to Forensic Science: Topics include blood pattern analysis, gas chromatography and DNA fingerprinting.

Student Life on Campus

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