In our teaching, research, and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence. We value integrity, quality, and teamwork in everything we do. We inspire critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. We serve the social, cultural, and economic needs of our community and society.
- Founded in 1887 by Senator William McMaster – first president of the Bank of Commerce
- Moved to Hamilton in 1930
- University colours: maroon and grey (since 1912)
- 300 acres of property
- 30 acres central core
- Pedestrian campus
- Quiet, residential neighbourhood
- Hiking and mountain biking trails
- Hamilton, Ontario
- Fourth largest city in Ontario, ninth in Canada
- 68 kms from Toronto; 71 from U.S. border
- No. 7 on a ranking of the best cities in Canada in which to do business (Canadian Business magazine, September 2008)
- 19,113 full-time undergraduate students
- 2,793 full-time graduate students
- Average entering grade of 85 per cent
- 99.98 per cent of entering students with averages of 75 per cent or higher
- 130,000 alumni in 128 countries
- 96 per cent of our graduates are employed within two years ( October 2006 )
- 1,434 full-time faculty (including clinical)
- 96.7 per cent of faculty with PhDs
- Dr. Bertram Brockhouse, co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for physics – only the 14th Canadian ever to win the prestigious award
- One of the Top 100 universities in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking of world universities)
- The “McMaster Model”” – a student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning – has been adopted by universities around the world.
- With a total sponsored research income of $345 million, McMaster University ranks first in the country in research intensity--a measure of research income per full-time faculty member--averaging $308,000 per faculty member. ( Research Infosource Inc., 2006)
- McMaster placed third in the Research University of the Year category in 2006 based on its ability to attract and capitalize on its research income. It's the only Ontario university to have placed in this category every year since the ranking's inception in 2003.
- McMaster is the only North American host site of a United Nations University.
- McMaster participates in more than 40 international exchange agreements around the globe.