Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1878


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Université de Montréal looms large on the mountain, and its influence on Quebec society can be seen in its impressive list of alumni. Filmmaker Denys Arcand and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau strode its halls, as did 12 premiers of Quebec, who graduated from UdeM or one of its affiliated schools. “To live the U de M experience is to evolve in a stimulating environment and to represent the knowledge society,” says rector Guy Breton, emphasizing the school’s proud intellectual standing in Quebec society. U de M offers more health science disciplines than any other Quebec university, training optometrists, audiologists, veterinarians, pharmacists and physiotherapists. In 2013, UdeM opened the School of Public Health, the only institution of its kind in Quebec. It also has reputable business and engineering schools, HEC Montréal and École Polytechnique. As for aesthetics, the yellow-brick Pavillon Roger-Gaudry towers above campus, providing a landmark for students. The campus architecture is a mix of original art deco buildings designed in the 1930s, windowless concrete monoliths of the 1970s, and the slick glass-and-steel structures of recent years. UdeM’s Laval campus, which opened in 2011 and is accessible via metro, now has 6,000 students and offers six bachelor’s degrees and 15 certificate programs.

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Standout Programs
Optometry: Université de Montréal is the only North American university to offer this program in French, and has since 1910. The program aims to be among the best in the world for training and research in the science of vision, ocular health and rehabilitation of the visually impaired.
Pharmacology: This hands-on program introduces students to the profession through practical laboratory projects, internships and courses about the patient-pharmacist relationship, services to the community and pharmaceutical law.
• Digital Music: This program allows digital musicians to capture, analyze and transform sounds for use in anything from TV, video games and film to theatre, dance and multimedia installations.

Cool Courses
Disaster and Health Emergencies: Examines the elements of disasters and how people respond to them. Students learn how relief is organized for a variety of disasters.
• Theoretical Approaches to Video Games: This film studies course takes a close look at video games through analysis and interpretation to better understand their design and place in the media.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Undergraduate students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: R-Score 25 to 31.8
Arts: R-Score 22
Science: R-Score 23.4 to 30.2
Commerce: R-Score 26.5
$3,433 ($8,170 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 39.4
3rd & 4th year: 14.7
Full-time: 36,721
Part-time: 15,398
1,122 (first come, first served) Graduation: 82.4%
Retention: 86.3%

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