Calgary Universities

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary campus is located in North West Calgary, between 24 Ave NW and 32 Ave NW on the west side of Crowchild Trail. This ever-expanding institution bills itself as a next-generation university, with an aggressive strategic plan to be one of Canada’s leading research universities. The U of C offers prospective students the Haskayne School of Business, the Schulich School of Engineering and a top-rated medical program in affiliation with adjacent Foothills Medical Centre. Since its founding in the early 1960s, the university’s mandate has been to attract top talent to create a rich learning environment. Today more than 31,000 students are enrolled in the 200 degree programs.

The U of C has several highly regarded athletic teams which compete with other schools nationally in the CIS, most notably the U of C Dinosaurs Men’s Football team.

The U of C is on the North West LRT line and has on-campus pay parking for students and faculty.

Mount Royal University

Located in South West Calgary, the former Mount Royal College received university status in 2009 and now offers a variety of comprehensive degree programs. MRU has become a provincial leader in environmental, business, music and education programs. That includes the highly progressive Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program. There are over 9,000 full-time students studying at MRU with a further 24,000 students enrolled in extension programs. The current MRU campus was developed in the early 1970s and continues to grow with the addition of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre scheduled for completion in 2017.

The Mount Royal Cougars men’s and women’s sports teams have recently been added to the CIS roster, with men’s ice hockey leading the charge.

The campus is located at 50 Ave SW west of Crowchild Trail with several transit connections and on-site pay parking for students.

Other Post-Secondary Schools

SAIT Polytechnic

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is located in North West Calgary on 16 Ave NW between 10 St NW and 14 St NW, offering over 100 career programs in the trades, technology, oil and gas and business. The centerpiece of this campus is Heritage Hall, the original 1916 building and a nod to SAIT’s history as the first publicly funded institute of its kind in Canada.

There are three SAIT campuses in Calgary, including the Mayland Heights campus, the culinary arts campus downtown and the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology at the Calgary International Airport.

There is a campus LRT station and on-site pay parking for students.

Alberta College of Art and Design

Known as ACAD, this public degree-granting institution is next door to SAIT in North West Calgary and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design degrees. The Marian Nicoll Gallery and the Illingworth Kerr public galleries on the ACAD campus display work created by graduates.

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College is a public career college in the heart of downtown Calgary, with a large modern campus delivering career certificates and diplomas. Bow Valley specializes in ESL programs and adult upgrading programs with a passion for integrating new Canadians. The campus is just one block south of the LRT.

Faith-based Institutions

St. Mary’s University College

This small campus is located in the South East community of Midnapore, and is a private liberal arts facility operated by the Catholic Church but open to all. It is a degree-granting institution. St. Mary’s is located opposite the Fish Creek LRT Station along Macleod Trail.

Ambrose University

This private institution in South West Calgary is the official Canadian school for the pastoral ministry of the Church of the Nazarene and The Christian and Missionary Alliance. It provides undergraduate degrees in select liberal arts and science fields. Located in the community of Springbank Hill, it is accessible from the 69 St SW LRT Station.

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