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Canadian universities: minimum entering grades by faculty

This chart provides a breakdown of grades for acceptance divided by arts, science, commerce and engineering faculties

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    Here, we present the grade average of incoming first-year students for arts, science, commerce and engineering students. Here, the average final-year grades of full-time, first-year students entering university from high school or Quebec’s CEGEP system. For Quebec schools, the “R” score refers to the rating used by universities in that province to compare students. A blank space indicates the school does not have a particular faculty or the information was not available.


    University Minimum entering grade: Arts Minimum entering grade: Science Minimum entering grade: Commerce Minimum entering grade: Engineering
    Alberta 70-80% 83-88% 85-90%
    Calgary 70-78% 78-90% 82% 85%
    Dalhousie 70% 75% 78% 75%
    Laval R score of 20-30 R score of 22-33 R score of 23 R score of 22-26
    Manitoba Arts, Science: 85% direct entry; students with less than 85% complete first year in University 1 program 89% or via University 1 87% or via University 1
    McGill 86% 91-93% 94.5% 92-96%
    McMaster 75% 85-90% 82.5% 89%
    Montral R score of 22.2-25.2 R score of 22-29.2 R score of 26 R score of 25.4-30.6
    Ottawa 73-78% 75-84% 75-85% 80-85%
    Queen's 80% 84% 87% 90%
    Saskatchewan 70% 70% 83% 85%
    Sherbrooke R score of 20.4 to 27.2 R score of 20.2 to 22.5 R score of 23.5 R score of 20 to 26.7
    Toronto 75-84% 75-91% 83-88% 85-93%
    UBC 75% 86% 84% 85%
    Western 83.5% 83.5% 87.5% 87%
    Brock 70% 70% 84%
    Carleton 78% 78-80% 80% 76-86%
    Concordia (Montreal) 70-90% 70-90% 80% 80-85%
    Guelph 78-84% 80-85% 78-84% 83-85%
    Memorial 70% 70% 70% 70%
    New Brunswick 65% 75% 75% 75%
    Regina 65% 70% 85% 70-90%
    Ryerson 73-88% 72-90% 72-85% 88-90%
    Simon Fraser 80% 85% 83% 86%
    UQAM R score of 17.37-23.25 R score of 17.63-21.57 R score of 21.11-25.44
    Victoria 77% 82% 80% 84%
    Waterloo 80% 80% 80-92% 88%
    Wilfrid Laurier 70-86% 74-91% 89-93.5%
    Windsor 70-80% 70% 73-78% 74%
    York 75% 80% 90% 80%
    Acadia 70% 70% 70% 70%
    Bishop's 75% 75% 80%
    Brandon 60% 60% 60%
    Cape Breton 65% 65% 65% 65%
    Lakehead 70% 70% 70% 70%
    Laurentian 72% 72% 72% 72-80%
    Lethbridge 65% 65% 65%
    Moncton 68.9% 73% 68% 68.5%
    Mount Allison 70.9% 73.5% 73.2%
    Mount Saint Vincent 70% 71% 70.4%
    Nipissing 70% 70% 70%
    Saint Mary's 70% 70% 70% 70%
    St. Francis Xavier 70% 70% 70% 71.0%
    St. Thomas 70%
    Trent 70% 70% 70%
    UNBC 67% 67% 67% 75%
    UOIT 70-75% 70-80% 75-80% 80-85%
    UPEI 70% 70% 70% 74%
    Winnipeg 55.3% 54% 54.7%
    ACAD 60%, plus portfolio
    Algoma 65% 65% 65% 65%
    Athabasca No grade specification; undergraduate students are not required to have a high school diploma
    Chicoutimi R score of 17.68 R score of 18.68 R score of 16.73 R score of 19.68
    Concordia Edmonton 60% 60% 65%
    Emily Carr 67%, plus portfolio
    Fraser Valley 72% 70% 70% 73%
    King's 71.2% 85.2%
    Kwantlen High school diploma; minimum grade C+ in English 12 or equivalent; some program entrance requirements may be higher
    MacEwan 65% 65% 65% 75%
    Mount Royal 65% 78% 78%
    NSCAD 70%, plus portfolio
    OCAD U 70%, plus portfolio
    Outaouais If R score is less than 22, admission is granted on condition of passing an appointed course
    Rimouski Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R Score for most programs
    RMC 75% (Acceptance criteria are also based on suitability to become an officer)
    Royal Roads No direct admittance for Canadian students to first-year undergraduate programs; B average in first two years of post-secondary for entry to third-year programs
    Sainte-Anne 69.5% 74.1% 63.3%
    Thompson Rivers High school diploma; 73% in Grade 12 English; some programs require specific courses and higher grades
    Trois-Rivires Admission varies by program; some are contingent on the R Score
    Vancouver Island 60% 60% 60% 68%

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