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Mount Royal University
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Tuition: $5,560  Students: 10,551
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB      T3E 6K6
(403) 440-6111

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University (MRU), once known as Mount Royal College, is a public and undergraduate post-secondary college in SouthWest Calgary, Canada. It was founded in 1910 as a primary and secondary school, although it became an institution in 1931. It changed to its current name in 2009 and has since attracted over 12,000 credit students who are taking up bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates, university transfer courses, and applied degrees. Its main focus is still the same: to provide students with quality teaching and small class sizes. Its motto is: Quam Bene Non Quantum or "Not how many, but how well." ... continued below

About Mount Royal University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The Inskim Centre was constructed in 2007 to increase and retain its Aboriginal students. Its aim is to foster academic success for them and increase their knowledge and awareness of the protocols, tradition, and Aboriginal cultures. Its programs are broad, ranging from spiritual enlightenment, to aboriginal school housing to cultural advising. The Learning Skills Centre provides students the needed assistance in their academic and writing skills. It also provides services for students with disabilities.

The EnCana Wellness Centre offers health and wellness services, such as a multi-faith chaplaincy coordinator, a health education coordinator, a tobacco reduction educator, a human rights advisor and ombudsperson, athletic therapists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and chiropractor. The Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning is an impressive, award-winning eco-building of the institute. There is also the 40 feet climbing wall and the Students’s Associations Wyckham House.

MRC offers housing accommodations to students. The East Residences can house in 426 students. It is a combination of one, two, and four-bedroom individual townhouse units. There are plug-in parkings in each triad, and a Residence Advisor is available. The East Residence Life Coordinator also lives in the complex. The West Residences provides one, two and four-bedroom apartments and four bedroom townhouses. Parking is located near the building, and plug-ins are not available. There are two Resident Advisors who live in the West Residences.

Student Services and Student Life

The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) is one of the oldest student governments in Alberta. It manages the students’ clubs, and coordinates concerts and events. It also provides numerous student support services, such as the Student Outreach and Safewal (SOS) program, the Diversity Centre, the Sustainability Centre, the Cultural Mosaic Centre, the Native Student Centre, the AccessAbility Centre, and the Peer Support Centre.

Life on the campus is not just about learning and studying for the exams. It is also about covering the basics, such as nutrition, health, and fun. Here, students eat at the Mount Royal food courts and kiosks available around the campus, so students can choose from having a full meal to a quick coffee break in between classes. Some of the available establishments in the food courts are: Dairy Queen, Mrs. Vanellis, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Booster Juice, Subway, Jugo Juice, Outside the Box Cereal, Mr. Sub, Opa, Convenience Store, Sushi Edo, and more. For students who are more athletically-inclined, they can go and work out at Mount Royal’s 180,000 square foot recreation centre. Students can swim, climb the walls, do some weight-lifting, or play basketball. Its other amenities include: two beach volleyball courts, six tennis courts, court gymnasiums, five lane 200m track, dance and aerobic studios, 40 feet bouldering and climbing wall, four outdoor fields, steam rooms, hot tubs, and a fitness centre. For those interested in clubs, students can choose 40 different associations for them to join to.

Academic Programs

The University has 43 bachelor degree, university transfer, applied degree, diploma and certificate programs which include 30 specializations. Its programs and courses can be divided into faculties: Bissett School of Business, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication Studies, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Teaching and Learning, and the Conservatory.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Mount Royal offers the following entrance scholarships to students: General Awards for Students in All Programs, Bissett School of Business, Faculty of Communication Studies, Conservatory (Theatre/Music), Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Teaching and Learning.

Calgary Information

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. It is also starting to become recognized as one of Canada's most diverse cities.

Calgary's downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, shopping, and public squares such as Olympic Plaza. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the TELUS World of Science, the TELUS Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

Calgary has a semi-arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers. As a consequence of Calgary's high elevation and relative dryness, summer evenings can be very cool, the average summer minimum temperature drops to +8°C, and frosts can occur in any month of the year.