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Globe icon with maroon circle that says McMaster University, based in Hamilton, the third largest city in Ontario. 45 minute drive to Toronto. 5 hour drive to Ottawa. 1 hour flight to NYC. 1.5 hour flight to Boston. 1.75 hour flight

Location, Location, Location

Less than hour from Toronto, Niagara Falls and the U.S. border, we’re perfectly situated for day trips. You can enjoy what these cities have to offer while paying less for transit, rent and food. Fly in and out of Hamilton directly, or take a short bus ride to Toronto’s airport or the U.S.

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A Safe Space

McMaster’s main campus is in the heart of the city, but is self-contained, pedestrian-friendly and patrolled by its own security force. Canada is also one of the safest countries in the world for international students.

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McMaster is less than an hour away from the most multicultural city in the world. Twenty-five per cent of Hamilton’s residents were born outside Canada. It’s also a food and arts hub with a wide range of diverse cultures and cuisines.

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Expand Your Skills

An undergraduate degree from McMaster gives students the opportunity to develop language skills in French and English, and opens doors to employment in Canada after graduation.

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A Friendly City

Hamilton is a collection of great neighbourhoods, each with its own personality. Explore nearby Westdale, or hop on a bus or bike and visit picturesque Locke Street, trendy Ottawa Street or historic Stoney Creek.

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Get Outside

With more than 100 waterfalls within city limits, there’s a reason Hamilton is called “The City of Waterfalls.” McMaster is a short walk from the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), the waterfront trail, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Lake Ontario and the Cootes Paradise nature reserve, a large and beautifully maintained waterway.

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