Fast facts and figures
Students: Memorial is the largest university in the region, with almost 18,000 students engaged in full and part-time studies at under-graduate and graduate levels.
Alumni: Each year, the graduating class numbers in excess of 2,000 students, bringing the total number of alumni to more than 68,000.
Faculty and Staff: The university employs 950 full-time faculty (and 850 sessional instructors) and 2,300 administrative and support staff, plus 2,000 students in part-time jobs.
Founded: 1925 (as Memorial University College; granted university status in 1949)
Programs: Undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as diplomas and certificate programs are offered through our faculties (Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine and Science) and schools (Graduate Studies, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Kinetics and Recreation and Social Work).
Academic year: Sept. 1 - Aug. 31; three 14-week semesters; also 6-week inter-session and 6-week summer session.