Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1878


Université de Montréal students.

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. 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 15 certificate programs.

READ: Montréal through the eyes of a student

Standout Programs

Biopharmaceutical Sciences: Study the development of a medication from start to finish, including what happens once it’s on the market. The program includes labs and internships, and serves as a bridge to the graduate programs necessary to be a professional pharmacist.

Strategic Ecodesign: This program combines design, engineering and management, rethinking design in ways that sync with the life cycles in our environment in order to create innovative and sustainable services and products.

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

Criminal Investigations: Learn the ABCs of the types of investigations you thought you’d only see on CSI. Write analytical reports, and learn about contemporary organized crime and the latest in how criminology is applied in practice.

Collective Action and Politics: This course takes you through the inner workings of various collective actions, from social movements to protests to union relations.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: R score of 25-31.2
Arts: R score of 22.1-25
Science: R score of 22.2-28.2
Commerce: R score of 26.5
$3,547 ($8,447 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 39.5
3rd & 4th year: 14.5
Undergraduates: 52,032
Graduates: 16,803
1,122 (first come, first served) Graduation: 81.8%
Retention: 87.1%

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