Why Choose Mount Royal?

International Students - Top 10 reasons to attend Mount Royal

At Mount Royal, your professors connect with you face-to-face. They know your name and they engage with you through hands-on-learning techniques in classroom settings that are intimate and personal – our average class size is 29 students. It also means you have more time in labs, it is easier to join in the academic discussion and your voice is heard.
A Mount Royal education combines real-world experience with academic study. Augment your education with hands-on course work, clinical placements and other work-experience opportunities such as co-operative education, internships, practicums and Community Service Learning.
Gain valuable work experience and earn money while you study at Mount Royal. If you are a full-time student with a valid study permit, you can work on or off campus without a work permit. Visit the following websites for more information:
Government of Alberta
Education in Canada
It’s not all assignments and classrooms at Mount Royal. Have fun with new friends at U Fest – our annual welcome back outdoor event for students. Cheer on the Cougars at the Crowchild Classic. Challenge your thinking as guest speakers debate hot topics. Join a special interest group. Over 70 student clubs, concerts and other (often free!) events are available to help make the most of your #MRUlife
Undergraduate research is an important component of Mount Royal’s programming – not to mention an inspiring way for you to work one-on-one with faculty while getting the opportunity to complete research during your undergraduate degree.
Need help studying? Wondering how to turn your scholastic success into a future job? The goal at Mount Royal is to see every student thrive. Whether it’s assistance with finances, helping you navigate which classes to choose, or tips on writing a paper, we have the connections to help guide you smoothly through your academic life.
Mount Royal offers a variety of high-quality programs. You can choose to earn a bachelor degree, a diploma, or a certificate. You can study everything from arts and business to nursing.
Mount Royal graduates are highly sought after. Within a year of graduating, 91% of Mount Royal graduates land a job and 82% of graduates find jobs in their field of study. Whether your goal is to have a career with a particular company, enter grad school or meet industry leaders, Mount Royal is always focused on getting you closer to your dreams.
Both athletes and sports fans will discover Mount Royal is the place to be. Become a Cougar student-athlete or lose yourself in a sea of blue while cheering for some of the top amateur male and female athletes in Canada. For those who want to keep fit but do not want to participate in organized sports, all credit students get a free membership to the Recreation Centre, which includes: a 14,000 sq. ft. fitness centre, squash, tennis, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball courts, indoor running track, 40-ft. climbing wall, saltwater pool, steam rooms and hot tubs.
Mount Royal certainly has an attractive campus. Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Mount Royal’s architecture is complemented by 50-plus acres of green space complete with a 1.5 acre pond. The campus is also a modern facility which offers a wide variety of services — food courts, a student lounge, first-rate fitness facility, sunny study areas, medical and wellness services, coffee shops and the BookStore to name a few.