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University of Alberta, Edmonton

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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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  • Went and graduated from this university many years age, back once awhile to attend show and performances at the s. u. b. building . I like the libraries here , the education library , and others. Huge...  more »
  • Great place to people watch and have some quiet time walking around. 82nd ave., is also right there and is a great place to have a drink or a meal. Parking is hard to find, so we parked in behind whyt...  more »
  • My future son in law is attending the university so we have done a few tours but due to the enormous nature of this campus you need lots of time to enjoy and appreciate. Campus is accessible by ETS wh...  more »
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  • 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 professor-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 professors 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.
  • A crucial part of the community and one of Edmonton's most venerable institutions. I recommend the historical walking tour, to learn more about U of A's rich and fascinating history.
  • 2 years wasted. You'll get treated badly by the school and the system. Parking costs an arm and leg. Lots of TAs and profs don't even like teaching, or don't know how to teach (they do research, not teach). Also you get no experience, just a degree.... if you're lucky. Super friendly classmates and fun activities on campus tho I'll admit.
  • Excellent Hospital! It is, but the receptionist from the MRI Dept on April 12, 2017 in the morning was so rude. She's really racist and no respect for the non-white Canadian..
  • They do not create successful people. They accept successful people and then take the credit.

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