Universities in Edmonton, Canada
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  • Universities in Edmonton
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Edmonton
  • (14 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Edmonton
  • Among TOP 200

Edmonton is best known for its sunny weather (by Canadian standards), for being a centre for government job positions, and for its operations based on gas and oil extraction.

The universities on offer in Edmonton are generally located very centrally, which keeps students within arm’s reach of the city’s main streets such as Whyte Avenue in the case of the University of Alberta, or the downtown area in the case of MacEwan University.

PROS

  • Edmonton’s minimum wage is among the highest in all of Canada, at C$15 per hour, which could make life easier for students thinking about finding work to pair with their study routine.

  • The city boasts the highest amount of parkland per capita in Canada, and has a bike path which connects to all the most frequented areas of Edmonton. Since this city has the most sunshine of anywhere in the country, using your bike to get around could be a realistic and safe possibility.

  • The average young person’s living expenses come to roughly C$1,183, without factoring in rent costs. Gasoline is particularly affordable thanks to a large part of Edmonton’s industry being based on gas and oil extraction.

CONS

  • Many agree that Edmonton is not the best city in Canada when it comes to nightlife, but there are still plenty of options for local restaurants and outdoor activities.

  • The city has a slightly higher crime rate than many others, but it’s important to remember that this is Canada and the crime rates are generally not something to be too concerned about.

  • As the city is located so far north, the daylight during winter only lasts a few hours, so many people experience going to work or university in the dark and coming back when it’s dark again.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Edmonton, Canada

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Edmonton
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 2 universities from Edmonton.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Architecture & Built Environment) updated with University of Alberta ranked highest among 23 listed universities in Edmonton.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - World Ranking from 4icu. in position #91.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities from 4icu. in position #82.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Edmonton

Nursing
#14 
University of Alberta
Geology
#29 
University of Alberta
Robotics
#39 
University of Alberta
Agricultural Sciences
#43 
University of Alberta
Archaeology
#51 
University of Alberta
English Language & Literature
#94 
University of Alberta

Rankings of universities in Edmonton, Canada 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1481 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #131 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #119 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #87 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (341 reviews)
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  • #60 
  • #619 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #2341 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #119 
World University Ranking 2020 - US & Canada
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (370 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #13 
World University Ranking 2020 - US & Canada
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #74 
  • #6796 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
  • #72 
  • #6494 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
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  • #84 
  • #10053 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student Opinions About Studying in Edmonton

“When it comes to socialising, people tend to meet up around Whyte Avenue, but students usually just stay on campus grounds. The city is a bit on the small side, but there’s something to do for every interest and hobby. The best bars on Whyte Avenue are the Black Dog, and the Strat.”

“In my opinion you need a car to enjoy Edmonton to the fullest. The public transport is usually well organised, but it just takes too long to get from one side to the other for it to be worth it. You live quite a bit better in Edmonton with a car, and the gasoline is cheap since the town is an oil extraction center.”

“I graduated from my nursing program at the University of Alberta last year. I was able to find a full-time position as a nurse around 5 months after graduating. I’m convinced that my job search was so short because of the respect employers have for the university.”

Edmonton Key Facts for International Students

Population: 713000

Elevation: 668 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -7

District/province: Alberta,

Living costs for students in Edmonton:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 87* (13% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 66* (34% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 78* (22% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 6.52 C$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

University of Alberta ranks #1 in Edmonton in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Edmonton University of Alberta is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where University of Alberta is listed.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Engineering (Robotics). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

University of Alberta is ranked best in Edmonton for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the University of Alberta.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUY

Criteria used in ranking -Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities:
Total Sponsored Research Income 20%
Research Intensity per Faculty 20%
Total Number of Publications 20%
Publication Intensity 20%
Publication Impact 10%
Research Intensity per Graduate Student 10%

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Rogers Digital Media

Criteria used in ranking -MacLeans University Rankings - Medical Doctoral universities:
Students 28%
Faculty 24%
Resources 20%
Reputation 15%
Student support 13%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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