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McGill University

Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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Ranked #31 of 478 things to do in Montreal
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting...
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Redpath museum can be visited by tourists.The last time I visited I don't believe we were charged. If they do it will be a small fee in order to up keep the displays, etc...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

McGill buildings are imposing structures with intricate trim and seemingly rough textures - scan the roofs and feel the walls as you walk by. By 'a very public university' i mean to describe McGill's assumed open door policy of letting anyone and everyone walk through the lecture rooms. It was intriguing to sit in friends' classes then leave and just... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A major academic institution for students around the world, McGill downtown campus stands as well as one of the top touristic sites in Montreal. What there is to see? Mostly the outside areas, the variety of its architecture, a landmark of Montreal, and various museums. Walking in the garden and around it is always a delight for me. Yes, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I still have some time before university, but McGill is now my number one choice and dream! After visiting the school, I was full of the positive, however still kind of a mysterious feeling the university will leave in you. The campus is amazing, the student that was showing us the area was so kind and nice and the classes... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I love McGill... I'd be enrolling if I were younger! What a beautiful campus, gorgeous buildings and so much ambiance. Amazing.

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Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

McGill University is a beautiful and historic site. It is spread all around Montreal, but the main campus is centrally located at the base of Mount Royal just above Sherbrooke St. If you like architecture, you will find a number of great buildings to visit. You can walk around the main campus in about a half-hours time and you will... More 

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a fantastic place to take a stroll through, especially if you like to take photos of beautiful buildings!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Still the best university in Canada(sorry UofT !) and a wonderful alternative for graduating UK students.If you are a resident it's almost entirely paid for by the province.Probably correctly acknowledged as the "Harvard of the North".

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massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

McGill is a wonderful institution of higher education in the heart of Montreal. Students receive an excellent education and get to enjoy living in the middle of a vibrant city. Plus, it costs so much less than universities in the USA.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Walking into the University you feel the History all around... We went in Summer so not many students about... but lot´s of Tourist and summer camps with young children.. I would love to see it in full swing during peak hour traffic !!! with all the students in full motion. The grounds are very nice, lots to walk thru and... More 

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