McMaster University


Our Strengths

  • One of the Top 100 universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking of world universities)
  • The “McMaster Model” – a student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning – has been adopted by universities around the world.
  • With a total sponsored research income of $345 million, McMaster University ranks first in the country in research intensity--a measure of research income per full-time faculty member--averaging $308,000 per faculty member. ( Research Infosource Inc., 2006)
  • McMaster is the only North American host site of a United Nations University.
  • McMaster participates in more than 40 international exchange agreements around the globe.


Our Students

  • 21,173 full-time undergraduate students
  • 3,025 full-time graduate students
  • Average entering grade of 84.3 per cent
  • 100 per cent of entering students with averages of 75 per cent or higher
  • 140,000 alumni in 128 countries
  • 96 per cent of our graduates are employed within two years (October 2006)


Our Faculty

  • 894 fulltime instructional faculty members, 1,434 (including clinical faculty
  • 96.7 per cent of faculty with PhDs
  • Dr. Bertram Brockhouse, co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for physics – only the 14th Canadian ever to win the prestigious award


Our Surroundings

  • 300 acres of property
  • 30 acres central core
  • Pedestrian campus
  • Quiet, residential neighbourhood
  • Hiking and mountain biking trails


Our Location

  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Fourth largest city in Ontario, ninth in Canada
  • 68 kms from Toronto; 71 from U.S. border
  • No. 7 on a ranking of the best cities in Canada in which to do business (Canadian Business magazine, September 2008)