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 also has bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and political science, and a wood structure civil engineering program unique to Quebec.
|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
|250 (125 reserved for first years)|