McGill University is situated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This public research university is named after James McGill, a famous Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland, whose legacy formed the establishment of this university. This university was founded in the year 1821 and it is one of the oldest universities in Canada.
This university ranked 1st in Canada and 17th in the world in the QS World University Rankings - 2011. This university was ranked 19th in the world for reputation amongst major employers, in accordance to the 2011 Emerging/Trendence global employability ranking. This university was ranked 1st in Canada amongst all the institutions providing medical and doctoral degrees, and this university is sustaining this particular ranking for the 7th year consecutively. Study in Canada is always highly regarded and so is this university.
With more than 215,000 living alumni international, students and professors at this university have been acknowledged in various fields such as arts and sciences, business, politics and sports. The prominent alumni of this university includes 11 Nobel Laureates, 132 Rhodes Scholars, 3 astronauts, 2 Canadian Prime Ministers, 11 justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, 3 Foreign Leaders, 9 Academy Award winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners and 22 Olympic medalists.