McMaster University
Senator William McMaster established McMaster University in Toronto in 1887. It was later relocated to Hamilton in 1930. It is a research-oriented, medical-doctoral university that pioneered the problem-based learning technique that became known as "The McMaster model." McMaster University provides over 100 majors across 25 areas. There are 17 faculties for undergraduate courses and 11 faculties for graduate programmes.

Cost of attendance

The average cost of tuition, housing, and a food plan at McMaster University is approximately 43,000 CAD 25.98 i.e lakhs. In the United States, that figure is more than 50% more, with an average of USD 65,000 i.e. 48.69 lakhs.


McMaster University has 12 on-campus apartments that can accommodate around 3,600 students. Classes, sporting facilities, libraries, and dining facilities are all within a five-minute walk of the residences. Buildings are separated into two types: classic dormitory-style and apartment/suite-style, with a private room and kitchen, a shared washroom, and a living area. After their first year of studies, international students might choose to live off-campus as well. The Off-Campus Resource Centre supports students in finding off-campus apartments, houses, and rooms. Accommodation fees for on-campus residential buildings range from 5600 AUD to 6400 USD, while off-campus housing expenses range from 3200 USD to 9300 USD.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 31843 and it’s the home for 4,400+ international students. The acceptance rate of the university is 58.7 %.


McMaster University's main campus is in Hamilton, Ontario's Westdale district, at the western end of Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Commuting to campus is simple, thanks to convenient bus routes and the metro. All necessary utilities are within a 3-kilometer radius of the campus, which houses the majority of the university's facilities. The McMaster campus is organised into three main regions, each covering 300 acres: Core Campus, North Campus, and West Campus. In addition, the university maintains four regional campuses: Downtown Hamilton, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Niagara. There is also a student club, a fitness facility, and athletic teams at the university. On-campus, McMaster Student Club runs and supports about 250 academics, cultural, and social issues clubs.


McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC MainPro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

Jobs and Placement

McMaster University's graduate employment rate has surpassed 90 percent. According to QS Rankings, the university ranks #93 in terms of graduate employability (2019). The university holds Hamilton's largest employment fair to help its students have a great career ahead of them. McMaster assists students with job placement. The Royal Bank of Canada, TESLA, and AMD are among the university's biggest employers (Advanced Micro Devices). McMaster University graduates earn an average salary of $196k.

QS Ranking

#140 QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#80 World University Rankings 2022 by THE

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