McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The university was founded by a charter granted by King George IV in 1821 and named after the Scottish industrialist James McGill, who founded the university's predecessor, McGill University (or simply McGill College), in 1813; In 1885 it was renamed McGill University. McClellan's main campus is located on the slopes of Mount Royal in Montreal, while a second is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) west of the main campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bello. and on the island of Montreal. Along with the University of Toronto, the university is one of only two universities outside the United States to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only Canadian member of the World Economic Forum's Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). McGill has the highest overall admissions standards of any Canadian university and offers degrees and diplomas in more than 300 disciplines. The five major faculties of Humanities, Technology, Medicine, Engineering and Management account for the majority of students. McGill's student body is geographically more diverse than any medical-doctoral research university in Canada, with 30% of students coming from more than 150 countries. McGill is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world and in the top three universities in all of Canada's major rankings. It has topped Maclean's annual Canadian university rankings for medical-doctoral universities for the past 16 years.
The Industrial Career Planning Service (CAPS) offers seminars, individual advice, a robust job posting service and a comprehensive career resource centre.
Campus Life Our downtown campus is accessible by public transportation (McGill Metro Station or bus), bicycle, or foot. Parking on campus is prohibited if you have a vehicle. Plan to park off campus.