Université du Québec à Montréal

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


Université du Québec à Montréal Campus


Located in a dynamic, urban setting in the heart of Montreal’s Latin Quarter, the Université du Québec à Montréal offers more than 300 programs, maintains several degree options in the arts, social sciences, business and education, 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.” The campus’s location in the Latin Quarter offers ideal spots to sip espresso, browse second-hand bookstores or 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. Adding to the vibrancy are the nearly 3,500 international students who come from 90 countries to study at UQAM. In addition to the main campus, UQAM has four regional campuses that offer undergraduate studies.

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Standout Programs
• Psychology: This program offers the most specializations in psychology at any Quebec university. Students can choose from eight specializations, including neuropsychology and developmental psychology.
Politics and Society: Students in this program develop the communication skills needed to work for political parties, government departments and the media.
Meteorology: UQAM is the only francophone university in North America to offer a degree in meteorology. The program includes study both in the field and in the laboratory.

Cool Courses
• Introduction to Neuroeducation: Students study the effects of learning and teaching on the brain and learn how to identify which teaching styles are most compatible with brain function.
• The Scandinavian Adventure, Vikings to the Normans: Students in this course learn to distinguish between the different phases of Viking culture in medieval Scandinavia and Europe.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Undergraduate students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: R-Score 21.99
Arts: R-Score 16.43
Science: R-Score 18.12
Commerce: R-Score 18.50
$3,144 ($7,881 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 42.9
3rd & 4th year: 39
Full-time: 21,746
Part-time: 13,683
921 (all reserved for first years) Graduation: 72.3%
Retention: 84.1%

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