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 rector Luce Samoisette. “They study, but they apply what they’ve learned immediately in a work environment.” Meanwhile, 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.
• Applied Communication: Introduces students to many aspects of communication, including public relations, professional writing, marketing, publicity and website development. Students choose from four specializations, three of which include co-op placements.
• Business Administration: Students begin with a common core before choosing from among seven specialties; offered as both a French and bilingual program and includes three paid internships.
• Health Sciences: Sherbrooke’s faculty of medicine was the ﬁrst in Quebec to introduce the problem-based learning approach. In recent years, the university has adopted a similar model for its engineering and nursing programs.
• Sports Trauma: Evaluation, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries are taught to students in this kinesiology course.
• Film-Scoring Project: Study the composition of music for a film and how sound compliments and enhances images. Students create one or more compositions and present them as a concert.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|Engineering: R-Score 21.7 to 27.3
Arts: R-Score 20.4 to 24.1
Science: R-Score 21.8 to 23.7
Commerce: R-Score 23.1
|$2,857 (7,594 out-of-province)||1st & 2nd year: 39.8
3rd & 4th year: 25.7
|882 (first come, first served)||Graduation: 80.4%