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

• Social Work: The program incorporates foundational knowledge in decolonization, Indigenous ways of knowing and anti-oppressive practice. Students get direct experience working with families, individuals and communities.

• Psychology: Students explore how social, cognitive and biological factors affect human behaviour. The program provides a scientific foundation and develops critical-thinking skills.

• Finance: The program provides a robust understanding of analytical finance. Students can select a concentration in financial analysis or financial services.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 65% · Science: 65% · Business: 75%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,076 · Part-time: 1,115

International Students: First-year: 3.6%

Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,013 (602 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $6,170 to $8,716

Cool Courses

• Histories of Sexualities: Explore social constructs to examine how our understanding of sexuality has changed over time.

• The Digital Frontier: Perception, Virtual Reality, and AI in Psychology: Students examine the influence of emerging digital technologies through psychological theory and real-life application.

Student Life on Campus

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