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

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Nice place to hang around

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Treewhale
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited the University of Alberta in the spring, and was pleasantly surprised. I had previously visited only in the winter, when the campus seems gloomy, gray, and miserable. In the month of May, the leaves were out, fruit trees were blooming, the grass was green, and birds were chirping. It was delightful to amble around the campus in between... More 

Thank Introvertica
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A great place to wander. Look around, look up and think about the thousands of lives that have passed through this place. The anxiety of their first days, the excitement of graduation. The life long friends they made. Great place for a stroll, find a quiet place to sit. Grab a coffee and people watch

Thank Norma1321
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If there is nothing else to say about the U of A I would say that the Science building is something you must visit at least once. The architecture is simply astounding and the floor plan when examined closely will fascinate you.

Thank Jared F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Very impressive facilities, labs with the newest equipment, spacious new buildings and most of all, interested passionate students and professors who care! All this for $5k a year, about a 10th of American college costs. The climate sucks and that must help studying - an added bonus that I did not have at USC and UCLA when I went to... More 

Thank Art C
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a very accecible university with LRT and transit center inside the campus. HUB Mall is also located near transit center,lots of bench and food store in case you want to take some rest or want to get some quick bite. They also provide free wifi for guest without having the trouble going to register or get free pass... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Beautiful Architecture and great space to go for a walk or go to university. Love the place and met really nice people here.

Thank traveloflight
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This university is continually ranked in the top 5 universities in Canada and the top 100 in the world. It is my alma mater. In comparison to other universities, it is my experience that at an undergraduate level, you are compelled to get a very good handle on fundamentals of higher education, thus a second language course, English course, humanities... More 

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