Université du Québec à Chicou­timi

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi | Chicoutimi, Que. | Founded 1969


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The Université du Québec à Chicou­timi sits in the heart of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region—a huge area with thousands of majestic lakes, forests and a renowned fjord. There are also satellite campuses in Alma, St-Félicien, La Malbaie and Sept-Îles. Founded in 1969, Chicoutimi is one of the oldest of ten Université du Québec schools, a network of francophone universities established to increase access to post-secondary education in the province after the Quiet Revolution.

For a small university, there’s a good selection of programs in arts, science, business and engineering. UQAC has also developed a strong research base, with research centres in mineral resources and boreal forests, as well as an ice-research facility. UQAC oversees the ­BALSAC project, a historical, genealogical and demographic database for the population of Quebec since the early 17th century. Meanwhile, a business centre (CEE-UQAC) fosters the creation of enterprises among its academic community, and a technology centre supports, among other things, innovative projects in the area of video game design. The university has also added bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and political science.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Undergraduate students Residence spaces
Engineering: R-Score 18.82
Arts: R-Score 20.84
Science: R-Score 17.30
Commerce: R-Score 18.80
$3,063 ($7,800 out-of-province) Full-time: 3,465
Part-time: 2,495
250 (125 reserved for first years)

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