The U of A has about 39,300 students, including 7,700 graduate students and 7,800 international students representing 151 countries.  The university has 3,620 academic staff along with 15,380 support and trust staff.  University professors have won more 3M Teaching Fellowships (Canada's top award for undergraduate teaching excellence) than any other Canadian university, 41 awards since 1986.  The university offers post-secondary education in about 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs. Tuition and fees for both fall and winter semesters are slightly more than $5,000 for a typical undergraduate arts student, although they vary widely by program.  The University of Alberta switched from a 9-point grading scale to the more common 4-point grading scale in September 2003. Sixty-eight Rhodes Scholars have come from the University of Alberta. 
Standing true to our beliefs as First Peoples and guided by our cultural teachings, the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners to achieve personal and academic growth.
Our vision is to demonstrate our commitment to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student community on campus and provide services that reflect this responsibility. ASSC will continue to honour the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our student community at the University of Alberta.