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University of Alberta, Edmonton

Categories: Tourist Spots, Educational Sites
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4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Stroll through University of Alberta and find historic architecture, mature trees, sculptures, and water features scattered throughout a large campus home to over 30,000 undergraduates. Observe buildings dating back to the 20th Century such as the Old Arts Building which Percy Erskine Nobbs and Frank Darling designed. Visit the hub mall and find an abundance of restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat or drink. Take advantage of some of the university's many facilities such as its gyms. Plan to visit University of Alberta and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Edmonton attractions using our Edmonton travel itinerary planner.
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  • Travel out to Camrose for a rural campus experience. How about a francophone experience at Campus St Jean just off Whyte Avenue? Downtown - the Enterprise Square building, right on the light rail tran...  read more »
  • Mall or while in College, as a great deal too big number of gymnasiums and sports facilities, buildings, and once you get a University area. Limited staff and no longer a student in tourism, so, from of old brick buildings, feel the atmosphere was nice. Went in the winter is very cold (of course), to walk out a little rough. Lol
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  • Don't go to the U of A planning on finding parking - there is none. And when you get there vis transit, don't expect to be able to easily find your way around. There is a lack of maps and directions. ...  read more »
  • I did my BA in this school and currently doing my MSc. It is a great school. Buildings are beautiful. It is really nice in the spring and summer when it all becomes green. In my undergraduate studies, I had to live with large class sizes and low supervisor-student interaction. However, this is common to all big universities and if you really want to learn and excel, you can have a way with supervisors whatever the situation. The class sizes decrease as you specialize in a field and as you go into senior years. Graduate studies are really nice and there are programs out there that focus on professional development on top of your program that you can take advantage of. The university is research intensive and challenges students to be creative and not dependent on supervisors. I would love to do my PhD ; however, I will be like a bird that doesn't want to leave its nest and explore outside.
  • As a current undergrad student, i can tell that u of a have loads of amazing professors. The facilities are okay, but due to budget cut some facilities are lacking maintenance, e.g. lab machine in csc. And they almost never come to fix a cracked desk in cs. Another thing I don't like is the PARKING! They will rip you off not only on your tuition, but your monthly parking! And the ticket guys are always working hard to issue you as many tickets as they can! It even sucks for me that as a driver, I am forced to buy u-pass when I'm paying the tuition, even I never ride public transit.
  • A crucial part of the community and one of Edmonton's most venerable institutions. I recommend the historical walkibg tour, to learn more about U of A's rich and fascinating history.
  • Took part in their Dance Club. Very friendly teachers who help you master all skills presented. Very nice locations for classes.
  • I have spent almost 8 years at the university of Alberta as a P.hD. student, TA and Post doctoral Fellow. these 8 years were the best of my life. I love U of A.
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