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McGill University

805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
514-398-6555
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Ranked #22 of 244 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Educational Sites
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, Quebec, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Take a walk in the campus on a sunny day, and you will feel like a student again! The central "park" is quite beautiful :)

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My son want to go to McGill University so we decided to take a road trip to Montreal so he could get a feel for the city of Montreal but also experience the campus life for a day. This is a beautiful campus right downtown Montreal and close to everything including subway etc... The main campus is build on the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One of the best in Canada in virtually all fields. My Alma Mater for Dentistry Class of '66. Set in a very green area in the heart of Montreal close to metro , shopping and many livable quarters for students. Because of various government restrictions the fees for all Faculties have to be among the lowest in North America.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm not sure I should be rating a place that I'm not attending but here it goes. The architecture is amazing and it is huge taking up several blocks.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My alma mater never fails to disappoint! Personally, I find McGill to be one of the prettiest urban institutions of higher learning; situated just to the north of downtown Montreal, and bordered by Sherbrooke to its south and the slopes of Mount Royal on its proximate north, this downtown campus spread out over 200+ buildings makes for a relaxing respite... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We enjoyed walking around this campus as it's a world renowned Uni and it was right there in downtown - or slightly uptown - Montreal. Good to get the feel of the place if only very superficially. Was busy with students coming and going, sitting on the grass, squirrels jumping about.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went to the grounds and Red path museum. Nice feel of old architecture of the university as well as the Red path museum. It is very informative, nice and not big. Also free to enter.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

McGill is an enchanting campus with beautiful grounds. The area surrounding the campus has lots of things to see and places to eat. It impressed me as a very “ivy league” school and I understand it has an excellent reputation. On a beautiful day it was a nice excursion.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Really love to go through that area when walking from St-Laurent Street to the business district. Easy and very relaxing walk. St-Laurent , going through the McGill Ghetto and just walking through that campus, and voila, we are in the business district on Sherbrook Street. Beautiful, relaxing and nice.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

McGill University has maintained it's world class status over the years despite it being one of only two English language universities in the province of Quebec, and is ranked among the 20 best universities in the world overall. It boasts a beautiful and very centralized campus in the heart of downtown Montreal and adjacent to the golden square mile. World-class... More

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