Canadian universities are some of the best in the world in terms of learning, research, cultural and development opportunities. Students from all parts of the world go to Canada year after year to enroll in some of the best universities in this country. Some students cite Canada's diversity and multiculturalism as some of the reasons for selecting Canadian instead of British, Australian or American universities. Others chose to apply to Canadian universities because of their affordability, excellence, and employment opportunities after graduation. If you are interested in selecting Canada as your education destination, it's important to gather information and facts about all types of universities in this country. Here is a summary of the best small, medium and large universities in Canada.
St Francis Xavier University
This small university located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (Northeast Canada) is ranked as the # 1 university in Canada among primarily undergraduate universities by Maclean's – one of the leading publications in Canada. St. Francis Xavier is home to more than 4,200 students who come from many parts of Canada and other countries. The university is well known for its quality programs in arts, science, business and information systems, but most students choose to go there because of its small campus atmosphere, small classes, one-on-one faculty-student interaction, community service and research opportunities. St. Francis Xavier offers approximately 33 academic programs ranging from Anthropology to Economics to Human Kinetics. Some of the most popular majors include Business, Information Systems, Nursing and Aquatic Resources.
Admission requirements generally include a high school diploma or its equivalent with courses in English, Mathematics, and other academic subjects. US high school graduates must have completed 16 academic subjects including four English courses. International students who native language is not English and who have not attended school in an English-speaking country must submit TOEFL scores (236 on the computer-based test and 580 on the paper-based test are required).
Tuition and General Fees *
Canadian Students: $ 6,800 Canadian Dollars (CAD) / academic year (approximately $ 5,783 USD)
International Students: $ 13,289 CAD / academic year (approximately $ 11,300 USD)
Scholarships are available for Canadian and international students who possess excellent grades (85% or greater), a history of community work, leadership and dedication to others.
University of Guelph
Located in Ontario and one hour west of Toronto, the University of Guelph offers excellent academic, research and international opportunities without sacrificing the friendship and comfort of a small community. The university is home to 16,000 undergraduate students and 1,964 graduate students including international students from over 100 countries.
Rated by Maclean's as the # 1 comprehensive university in Canada, the University of Guelph offers a variety of academic programs in arts, science, commerce, technology, engineering, architecture, veterinary medicine, and other fields. Many programs offer co-op opportunities that allow students to apply their academic knowledge in practical industry work. Because of the university's commitment to internationalism, study abroad programs abound including exchange programs with universities in Australia, England, France, India, Latin America, South …