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Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University | Calgary, Alta. | Founded 1910


Mount Royal University Campus

It started life a century ago as a private college, growing to serve its region for decades as a community 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 Nonprofit 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. 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 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 features treadmill desks, soundproof digital project rooms and a 360-degree data visualization studio.

READ: What it’s like to attend Mount Royal

Standout Programs
• Nursing: Now in its 50th year, the program focuses on primary and population health, and on health promotion; includes remote and northern practice opportunities for students.
• Criminal Justice: Covers areas including law enforcement, community outreach and victims services; final-year students complete a mandatory practicum in the justice field.
• Broadcast Media Studies: Students take advantage of state-of-the-art video production facilities and an online radio station while learning to write and produce commercials, news, documentaries, podcasts, advertising, corporate video and reality television.

Cool Courses
• Gifts and Commodities: Examines how gifts are politically and culturally embedded in modern economies by offering a comparative analysis of production, distribution and consumption in complex societies.
• Universe-Shaking Ideas: This physics course explores landmark discoveries and their significance to understanding the universe.

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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