Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University | Calgary, Alta. | Founded 1910


Mount Royal University Campus

It started life a century ago as a private Methodist college. Today, Mount Royal offers undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs through seven faculties. The school’s strength lies in its emphasis on small class sizes, unique programs and applied learning, all legacies from its college days. “Mount Royal University students experience a true academic community, where teaching is informed by scholarship, learning is inspired, and habits of intellectual curiosity and citizenship are established for a lifetime,” says president David Docherty. The school is known for its comprehensive programs in business, communications, nursing and public relations. It is also home to some unique research centres, including the Institute for Non-profit Studies, the Centre for Child Well-Being, and the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, where researchers explore ways to enhance post-secondary education and student experience. The campus is located in the midst of expansive fields in Calgary’s Lincoln Park area and is just a short drive from the downtown core. Facilities include professional broadcast studios, an aviation simulator and an award-winning eco-building, the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. The new Riddell Library and Learning Centre is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017. It will include treadmill desks, soundproof digital project rooms and a 360-degree data visualization studio.

READ: What it’s like to attend Mount Royal

Standout Programs

Interior Design: This bachelor program, with a professor-to-student ratio of 1 to 15, provides a hands-on approach in the design studio; students develop design skills while gaining theoretical knowledge.

Broadcast Media Studies: Students take advantage of the state-of-the-art video production facilities and online radio station, while learning to write and produce commercials, news, documentaries, podcasts, advertising, corporate video and reality television.

Health and Physical Education: A bachelor program emphasizing health and wellness; majors include athletic therapy, ecotourism and outdoor leadership, and sport and recreation management.

Cool Courses

Canadian Cultures of Consumption: Students examine questions of consumption and consumerism in Canadian literature and culture. How do Canadians consume today? What are the literary, cultural, artistic, and social impacts of consumerism?

Mathematics and the Human Experience: This course introduces students to the study of mathematics by examining the discipline’s relationship to our philosophical, historical and intellectual inheritance.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Number of students Residence spaces
Arts: 65%
Science: 80%
Commerce: 80%
$6,470 Undergraduates: 9,612
Graduates: 0
1,020 (612 reserved for first years)

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