Students are drawn to St Michael’s for many reasons. The College provides a top-quality undergraduate experience at the heart of Canada's greatest research university. It offers a close-knit community which maintains its Catholic identity while welcoming people of all backgrounds. The College's historic and picturesque campus is located steps from the array of cultural, entertainment and sports attractions available in Toronto, one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. St Michael’s provides the Kelly Library & Archives state-of-the-art library and residence facilities, and a wide range of student activities and services.
Marshall McLuhan, Etienne Gilson, and Jacques Maritain are among the leading scholars who have taught at St Michael's, and the College's alumni include the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, M.P., P.C., Tony Comper, the former president and chief executive officer of BMO Financial Group, and Olympic gold medallist Lori Dupuis.
While fully federated with the U of T, St Michael’s is a university in its own right. Its graduate Faculty of Theology is one of the largest theology schools in North America, and its Continuing Education Division offers an extensive selection of courses and certificate programs. St Michael’s is also home to the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and the renowned Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.