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Address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada

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Beautiful University

My Daughter and Son attended this University. Its been growing so fast with new building and departments. Lots of food places to eat at and wonderful threaters for proformances.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
marisa f
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

UC is a classic 1960-70s style university. Rather dull concrete buildings with some green space (and tons of jackrabbits, mostly around 6AM). It works, it's clean, pleasant environment, but don't expect classic 1860s university limestone architecture (e.g, UofGuelph, USask, Queen's, etc.) which is pretty hard to beat. Very easy to walk around main campus. If staying overnight, Alma Hotel is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Daughter and Son attended this University. Its been growing so fast with new building and departments. Lots of food places to eat at and wonderful threaters for proformances.

Thank marisa f
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the athletic facilities complex at the UofC . These are some of the best in the city. Swimming, skating, squash and equipment abounds.

Thank OpdCgy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University of Calgary is an ongoing source of activity. From the massive gymnasium with pool to the science section, culinary arts, engineering and on and on. Besides the famous Mac Hall, often the hub of activity, there are plenty of free seminars, workshops and talks daily. There are kids programs right up to elderly. Check out admissions, postings or... More 

Thank Michael B
Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Graduated in1980, (living in the USA), and finally had a chance to tour campus again, and swim in the U of C pool (former swim team member).Amazed at the clean nice look of the campus, even though the student population has tripled! U of C pool was my home base, and it is STILL extremely well kept. Campus grounds were... More 

Thank Elkecdn
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The general layout is terrible, and all of the buildings except the new engineering one are from the 1960s. No windows, crowded halls, not that many places to eat. Do not go here.

Thank Osk11992
fullerton, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

a nice looking campus, but i was disappointed by my experience as a congress 2016 participant. there was no water offered to the panelists, as is customary at conferences. i was instructed to walk outside the room where i presented my paper (and it was quite a walk) to fill a plastic bottle at a drinking fountain. there was no... More 

Thank godard17
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There is little to distinguish the University of Calgary campus from others that grew up across Canada in the 1960s and 1970s. There are a few attractive buildings, but most are humdrum. Make sure you have a campus map when you start your walk. I don't think I have been on a campus with poorer signage, certainly not during the... More 

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toronto, canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I've spent alot of time on campus. There are a couple of restaurants, there is a small museum, there is a university run hotel (alma - which is poor), so not alot worth going to see if you are a tourist.

Thank NicholasNicholas
Putney, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

UC has so much to offer. 24,000 undergraduates and another 6,000 graduate students, this place is hopping. 10% of undergraduates are international students (that includes US students) and the tuitions are a real bargain! Tremendous facilities and an excellent Admissions staff.

Thank Brian M

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