In 1821, King George IV issued a royal charter for the establishment of McGill University. Today, McGill is Canada’s most diverse university, both in its student and its faculty demographic. It is Canada’s only university to rank in the Top 25 Universities of the World for four years in a row, and is consistently voted the best medical-doctoral school in the country. In addition to the medical field, the sciences have high reputation within the institution and earned several of the world’s top research prizes. McGill has produced 12 Nobel laureates, 140 Rhodes Scholars, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 28 ambassadors, and many other global leaders in a variety of subjects. Its hands-on approach to learning and high percentage of international programs develop experienced students that follow a mission of excellence and academic achievements.
McGill has received many accolades, for 12 consecutive years, 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities; for 14 years, 1st or 2nd ranked “Research University of the Year” among top 50 universities; and 32nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and 42nd in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017). McGill was also named the second greenest campus in Canada in 2017 by the Corporate Knights.