Sherbrooke is a university that gives its students a chance to see the world, offering international opportunities so they can gain a deeper understanding of an increasingly interconnected planet: It has more than 350 agreements with universities in 37 countries. Sherbrooke also emphasizes a practical approach to learning, with small class sizes, close relationships between professors and students, and a massive co-op program that provides up to 4,000 placements each year. “We put students in professional situations, so they’re better prepared for the job market,” says Luce Samoisette, who is wrapping up eight years as rector. “They study, but they apply what they’ve learned immediately in a work environment.” When students need a break, a green oasis with a waterfall is at the heart of the main campus, and nearby Mont Bellevue Park offers activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. The university has two satellite campuses: the Sherbrooke Health Campus, home to a 400-bed hospital, pharmacology institute and clinical research centre; and the Longueuil campus, which offers more than 80 continuing-education programs in fields such as administration, education, engineering and health sciences. In addition, Sherbrooke offers its medical program in Saguenay and Moncton, through partnerships with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and the Université de Moncton.
• Physics: Offers solid practical training, excellent lab experience and paid internships; prepares students to tackle the complex problems posed by a highly technological society.
• Political science: Students learn to apply theory to real world issues; choose to specialize in political economy, international relations, public policy, communication, law or administration.
• Geomatics: Introduces students to the collection and analysis of data related to the Earth’s surface, with a strong focus on environmental issues.
• Creole and Haitian History: Study Creole from a linguistics perspective, as well as a historical perspective. The course also examines the history of Haiti up to present day, including the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
• Youth and Politics: Quebec has a history of politically involved youth; this course studies how political movements were started by young people, and the changes they produced.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Number of students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|Engineering: R-Score 20 to 226.5
Arts: R-Score 20.2 to 25.5
Science: R-Score 21.2 to 23.2
Commerce: R-Score 23.5
|$2,951 ($7,688 out-of-province)||1st & 2nd year: 31.1
3rd & 4th year: 26.3
|882 (first come, first served)||Graduation: 85.2%