The Université de Moncton might be small, but it punches above its weight in New Brunswick. The chief justice of the province, J. Ernest Drapeau, earned his B.A. here, and other graduates have served as the province’s economic development minister, lieutenant-governor and premier. Small is good when it comes to class size, too: Moncton has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Canada. Home of the world’s biggest archive of Acadian materials, Moncton is a must-visit for historians. And while the university serves its Acadian roots well, it looks to attract students from beyond its region, as evidenced by the rising number of international students choosing Moncton. “Who would have believed 20 years ago that international students would represent 20 per cent of the student population?” asks rector Raymond Théberge. “This trend has to continue.” Moncton has three campuses; all are exclusively French-speaking. Wide-open spaces and greenery dominate the main campus in Moncton. The Edmundston campus, close to the Saint John River, sits among the hills of the Appalachians in northwestern New Brunswick. The Shippagan campus is located on the Acadian Peninsula, an area with beautiful beaches.
• Applied Computer Science: This bachelor’s degree takes a practical approach to teaching computer science so that graduates can take ideas and turn them into tangible products.
• Law: Moncton offers the only exclusively common law program taught in French in Canada. The LL.B. may also be combined with a master’s in business administration, public administration or environmental studies.
• Sustainable Development and the Coastal Zone: Offered at the Shippagan campus, this program teaches students the challenges of resource management in coastal zones and how these resources can be used to meet the socio-economic needs of coastal communities.
• Crisis Communication: This course teaches students how to manage a public relations crisis. Topics covered include communications strategies using real-world case studies.
• Recreation and Culture: Students in this course learn about artistic and cultural organizations and events. Students learn how to manage a budget and market cultural attractions, including museums, theatres and art galleries.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|$6,416||1st & 2nd year: 25.7
3rd & 4th year: 15.7
|625 (307 reserved for first years)||Graduation: 61.6%