24,186
Students
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
11
11%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

McMaster University is a University institution located in Hamilton, ON, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4M2
Canada
Contact Olivia Demerling
Admissions Officer
Email: admitmac@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-4600
Fax: 905-527-1105

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Pharmacology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Journalism Related Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Modern Languages Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Nurse Midwife/nursing Midwifery Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics Checkmark
Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Gerontology Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biology/biotechnology Laboratory Technician Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious Education Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46,168
Applied
5,500
Accepted
24,186
Enrolled
12%

Applying

Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,715
In-province
6,715
Out-of-province
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Fees

1,260
Full-time student fees
10,500
Room & board
6,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Student Body

24,186
Total undergrad students

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Frosh Week and Alumni Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, African-Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Students' Association, AIESEC (international leadership organization) and Southeast Asian-American Society

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball Checkmark Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Checkmark No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

894
Total Faculty
25:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Male - 601
Female - 293