With its main campus located on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 300 km northeast of Quebec City, the Université du Québec à Rimouski is the northernmost university in Quebec. One of 10 Université du Québec schools across the province, UQAR boasts one of the largest campuses the network has to offer. The geology of Eastern Quebec heavily influences its research areas, such as its distinct focus on marine sciences. UQAR’s internationally renowned oceanography program boasts a $10-million research ship, the Coriolis II. Students come from around the globe to study with noted scientists of aquaculture, nordic ecosystems and marine ecotoxicology. Also noteworthy is a regional development program, which analyzes the evolution of regional communities, and a program known as “nordicity,” which researches the changing landscape of the Far North. A unique biology program provides broad theoretical and practical training. A new business program in co-operatives offers students a local and global perspective on the role of co-operatives in community development. On the Lévis campus, directly across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, the most popular programs include nursing, administration and accounting. Nursing is also offered at service points in Rivière du Loup, Baie-Comeau and La Gaspésie.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces|
|Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R Score for most programs||$2,999 ($7,736 out-of-province)||Full-time: 3,111
|316 (first come, first served)|