McMaster UniversityMcMaster University
, as it is sometimes called) is a large research-intensive university
. With 16,771 full-time students and 3,599 part-time students, it is a well-known university in Canada
with respected programs in many disciplines, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. However, McMaster is particularly renowned for its academic strengths in the health sciences; the University has been named Canada's most innovative "medical-doctoral" university eight times in the past 11 years in Maclean's
annual ranking of Canadian universities.
The campus is located on 300 acres of land in a residential neighbourhood of Hamilton.
McMaster was founded in 1887 by Senator William McMaster, the first president of the Bank of Commerce and the person for whom the university is named.
The University was originally located in Toronto, though it moved to its current location in 1930.
The University's colours are maroon and grey, and have been since 1912.