Université du Québec à Montréal

Université du Québec à Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1969



Located in a dynamic, urban setting, the Université du Québec à Montréal offers more than 300 programs, maintains several degree options in the humanities and social sciences, management, communications, education and science, while targeting promising avenues of research in the health and natural sciences. In addition, UQAM aims to add an international dimension to all areas of study. Whether in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America, the university is expanding its research and exchange collaborations across the globe. “Since its inception, UQAM has meshed academic and social values,” says rector Robert Proulx. “This interrelationship has been at the core of the university’s development, and the resulting challenges have become its strengths: the development of internationally recognized research rooted in the real world, and the development of associated graduate programs.” Located in a lively district, the campus offers ideal spots to sip espresso, browse second-hand bookstores and people-watch. It’s easy to get around, as there is direct access to two metro stations from lower levels of the campus—handy during cold Montreal winters. Students can also engage in city life by participating in local festivals. Adding to the vibrancy are the nearly 3,500 international students who come from 96 countries to study at UQAM. In addition to the main campus, UQAM has four regional campuses that offer undergraduate studies.

READ: The inside scoop on life at UQAM

Standout Programs

Natural Sciences and the Environment: Labs and field work make this a practical program that allows students to tackle environmental issues through several different scientific lenses.

Communication: Choose from an array of fields from film, TV and interactive media to public relations in this program that blends theory and practice with access to state-of-the-art equipment.

Geography: A study of current geographical issues—human and physical, local and international—as well as a dose of field work. Third year is capped off with an internship.

Cool Courses

The Science of Wine: From Vine to Palate: The course examines grape varieties, the effects of environmental factors, winemaking, tasting, pairing and, yes, the relationship between wine and health.

Graphic Design—Packaging: In a time of over-packaging, learn the form and function of packaging design and how to make it innovative and sustainable.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Arts: R-Score 17.27 to 25.46
Science: R-Score 18.12 to 22.29
Commerce: R-Score 20.87 to 24.93
$3,288 ($8,187 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 42.5
3rd & 4th year: 39.5
Undergraduates: 34,493
Graduates: 7,915
921 (all reserved for first years) Graduation: 73.4%
Retention: 82.9%

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