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 U de M 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. And in 2013, U de M 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. U de M’s Laval campus, which opened in 2011 and is accessible via metro, now has 6,000 students and offers six bachelor’s degrees and more than 15 certificate programs.
• International Studies: Explores the increasingly international context in which countries, companies, groups and individuals interact with each other. Students may opt to learn a second or third language and spend up to two semesters abroad.
• 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.
• Music: Allows students to gain a solid knowledge base in a wide range of musical disciplines with the option of specializing in musicology, interpretation, composition or musical writing.
• Vampires in Film and Literature: Take your love of Twilight to the next level. This course explores the myth of vampires since the early 19th century and its impact on TV and film.
• Chari’ah, Islamic Law: Offering a global perspective, this course analyzes how Islamic law is interpreted in commerce, war, family rights and heritage.
|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
|1,122 (first come, first served)||Graduation: 82.4%