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. Last year, the school launched a new four-year bachelor’s degree in data science to prepare students for such in-demand careers as data scientist, data analyst and AI domain architect.

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.

Campus Buzz

Mount Royal is a leader in community service learning: students provide more than 300,000 hours of service with 500 organizations each year. 

Standout Programs

• Journalism and Digital Media: This program blends theory with practice, and offers a focus on social context and critical reflection in journalism. Students take part in professional work experience, building skills in reporting, interviewing, videography, digital design and more.

• Data Science: This program combines math, statistics, computer science and domain knowledge. Specialized courses and work-integrated learning opportunities give students the skills to use data sets for evidence-based decision-making.

• Supply Chain Management: Students learn all facets of this critical aspect of running a business, from production planning and inventory management to transportation and global logistics.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

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

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,430 | Part-time: 1,104

International Students: First-year: 5.2%

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $6,906 to $9,006

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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