We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

University of Alberta

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 116 St. and 85 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2N8, Canada
Phone Number: 780 492-3111
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lovely in spring

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Introvertica
,
Kingston, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 88: English reviews
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

Helpful?
Thank Introvertica
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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

Helpful?
Thank Norma1321
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Jared F
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank Art C
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Victorious_Vi
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank spiritualbliss
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
118 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank NikoliGogol
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

If you pass through edmonton. It is a good idea to vist U of A as it is connected to City LRT system. The campus is beautiful, green and very old. Make sure to visit hub mall as well. The mall is very nice as there are many restaurants to choose form and place to seat.

Helpful?
Thank nader p
Golden, Canada
Level Contributor
237 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Attended basketball games here on the weekend, very impressive facility. Multiple gyms, clean, well lit, tons of parking. A real asset to the community

Helpful?
Thank Dan M
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I love the U of A, especially the Hub Mall. The building is unique in the world and famous in its own right. When I went to the U of A years ago, the restaurants and shops were ok... now, they are really great. You can browse at a bookstore, people watch, rest your feet at one of the tables... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joy F

Travelers who viewed University of Alberta also viewed

 

Been to University of Alberta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from University of Alberta staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?