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University of Alberta

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Address: 116 St. and 85 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2N8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-492-3111

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A beautiful campus conveniently located in a downtown setting. Take a tour and be impressed. LRT accessible right on campus, incredible library, lots of eating options, and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Airdrie, Canada
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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful campus conveniently located in a downtown setting. Take a tour and be impressed. LRT accessible right on campus, incredible library, lots of eating options, and a generally friendly place. You won't be disappointed. High school graduates take notice. Study options are varied and comprehensive, and of the profs that I had a chance to speak with, a seemingly... More 

Thank Regall66
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a much quieter campus than it used to be now that the traffic kept to the outskirts of the main campus area. Wonderful old buildings like Athabasca Pembina and Assiniboine Halls (the U of A is over 100 years old) mixed with unfortunate 1960s and 1970s architecture (Education) places and some wonderful new buildings like Timms Centre all create a... More 

Thank Nick D
Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Travel out to Camrose for a rural campus experience. How about a francophone experience at Campus St Jean just off Whyte Avenue? Downtown - the Enterprise Square building, right on the light rail transit, is the historic Hudson Bay Building. North campus on the Saskatchewan River is a fantastic walkable campus with great facilities. Parking you say? There are multiple... More 

Thank paulduo
North America
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Don't go to the U of A planning on finding parking - there is none. And when you get there vis transit, don't expect to be able to easily find your way around. There is a lack of maps and directions. All the buildings more or less look the same. Not sure how many students are wandering around lost .... More 

Thank suitscase
Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The University has modernized a lot since I worked there, but it is still very nice with lots of greens for walking.

Thank hildegardfl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My family members all studied at the U of A. It is one of the top universities in Canada. The campus is huge and full of charm from mixing old architectures and modern buildings. To me, the life at Hub Mall was the most memorable. The building itself is unique and one of a kind: a combine of students' housing... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The whole University sits on a huge footprint of older and new buildings, gardens and green space and is well laid out for walking around. Downside is that parking is expensive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

There are always interesting things going on here, many for free. You don't need to be a student to browse the library or spend time in the little gems like the Agriculture/Forestry Atrium. There are often lectures being given by fascinating speakers, again often for free.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have two degrees through the university and I make it to the university at least once a year to walk the campus and explore both the old and new buildings on campus!! Absolutely stunning!!

Thank Aaron M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful campus any time of year. Friendly people will help you if you get lost or need assistance. Visit in August and you will know why they chose green and gold as their colours.

Thank Kat M

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