Every university is famous in its own right, but one Canadian university has been seen on millions of movie and TV screens all over the world.

Royal Roads University is a beautiful university located in Victoria, British Columbia. So beautiful in fact, that it's been featured in the X-Men movies, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. But being the location of the X-Mansion, the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, is far from the only thing awesome about this university.

1. It has a beautiful campus...like REALLY beautiful.

Don't believe us? Then watch this. The campus features buildings that look nothing short of medieval castles. But like they say "it's what's on the inside that counts" and the inside of these buildings house extensive learning facilities that offer amazing graduate and undergraduate programs.

2. And equally beautiful surrounding areas.

The campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails. The campus also features gorgeous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, and a stunning Japanese garden to get your "zen" on.

3. The unique setting fosters meaningful connections.

Grow your network like crazy! RRU is all about making connections during your studies, with programs and environments designed to ensure you’ll meet new people, make new friends, and build professional relationships that will go way beyond graduation.

4. It's extensive history is a part of Canada's rich past.

The area was originally settled by the Coast Salish people, whose mark can still be seen within the university today. The area was further developed by the Dunsmuir family, one of BC's founding families. In 1940, the university became Royal Roads Military College, and initially provided valuable military education to World War II reserve officers, and later on was used for members of the army, navy, and air force.

5. Their distance studies allow you to study while continuing work.

Distance learning is a major component of Royal Roads University's learning and teaching model. The idea is to combine online with on-campus learning, which in turn allows working professionals to maintain their lives while advancing their careers. Perhaps you are a mature student looking to continue your education, then Royal Roads University is a no-brainer, as online programs are developed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by leading practitioners!

And thanks to RRU’s cohort learning model, you don't have to worry about missing out on making real connections and meeting your fellow students.