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McGill University is a coeducational public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was established in 1821 by royal charter, granted by King George IV.The University bears the name of James McGill, a Montreal merchant originally from Scotland whose bequest in 1813 formed the university's precursor, McGill College.

McGill's main campus is located at Mount Royal in downtown Montreal, with the second campus situated in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, also on the Montreal Island, 30 kilometres (18 miles) west of the main campus. Its academic units are organized into 11 main Faculties and Schools.The University is one of two members of the Association of American Universities located outside the United States,and it is the only Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), within the World Economic Forum, which is made up of 26 of the world's top universities.

McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, with the highest average admission requirements of any Canadian university.Most students are enrolled in the five largest faculties, namely Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Management.

McGill counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 144 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in Canada,as well as five astronauts,three Canadian prime ministers, the incumbent Governor General of Canada, 14 justices of the Canadian Supreme Court,four foreign leaders, 28 foreign ambassadors, nine Academy Award winners, 11 Grammy Award winners, three Pulitzer Prize winners,and 28 Olympic medalists, all of varying nationalities. Throughout its long history, McGill alumni were instrumental in inventing or initially organizing football, basketball, and ice hockey.McGill University or its alumni also founded several major universities and colleges, including the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria, and Alberta, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Dawson College.
 

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