Memorial University of Newfoundland is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university; a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, public, teaching/research university committed to excellence in everything we do. We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.
City of Corner Brook
Grenfell Campus is the second largest of MUN’s campuses and is located in the beautiful city of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. With a city population of about 20,000, Corner Brook has all the charm, safety, and warmth of a rural community, with all the amenities of a larger city. It might be small, but it's a vibrant city with an active arts community and plenty of opportunities to get active outdoors and explore. It also has services including fair-trade coffee shops, affordable places to eat, shopping, nightlife, and medical facilities.
Of course, being located in Canada, students will likely find the climate here to be colder than most other countries. In the summer, temperatures are typically in the range of 20 to 30°C, providing a warm but comfortable climate that allows people in the area to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. By comparison, our winter temperatures are typically in the range of -10 to 0°C. While this may be intimidating to some students, winter presents international students with an opportunity to broaden their horizons and partake in a variety of new activities that may not be readily available in their home country.
Grenfell Campus has a student population of approximately 1,400 students across its undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and ESL programs. Our small student population correlates directly to small class sizes, with an instructor-student ratio of 1:17. While first year courses may be a bit bigger than this (usually around 30 students, though popular classes such as Psychology, Business, and Mathematics may have up to 80), it is rare for classes beyond a student’s first year to have more than 15-20 students. For our students, this means they get individualized attention from their professors that they otherwise wouldn’t receive in a larger classroom setting.
At the undergraduate level, Grenfell offers programs in the Arts, Business, Sciences, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Environment and Sustainability. We also offer Engineering One, which will allow students to transfer into the Engineering faculty at our St. John’s Campus. For a full list of programs, as well as links to their respective pages, please refer here
For students looking to live on campus, we also have residences available across three different sites. All rooms in our residences are private, meaning the students’ bedroom spaces are not shared with any other students. The Student Housing staff also host monthly events for all students living in residence as a means of fostering a welcoming and open community on campus. For all information related to our residences, including a link to the residence application, please refer to this page