Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton | Edmonton, Alta. | Founded 1921

Concordia Edmonton students studying on a patch of grass

Concordia University of Edmonton campus. (Concordia University of Edmonton)

Concordia University of Edmonton is located in a residential area overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The campus has a welcoming feel and is only minutes from Edmonton’s downtown. CUE offers bachelor’s degrees in arts, science and management, and has numerous majors. After-degree programs are available in education and environmental health, as well as master’s degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas.

In recent years, the school has added several dual-degree programs, including two international options. A doctor of psychology program was introduced this year. Students say it’s easy to explore different disciplines and to switch to different programs; there is even an “open studies” stream for those who don’t want to declare a major in their first year.

The Allan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research and Innovation houses labs, scientific community spaces and an Indigenous knowledge and research centre, as well as the Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, which helps student entrepreneurs launch their own businesses. Construction is slated to begin this year on a new academic building and student quad, which will house classrooms, labs, lecture theatres, offices and workshop spaces.

“Our ambition is to see Concordia University of Edmonton become Canada’s pre-eminent small university,” says president Tim Loreman. “This is achievable because we have dedicated staff, exceptional professors, successful alumni and some of the brightest students in Canada and internationally.”

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Standout Programs
• Management: Students in this flexible program develop business, communication, analytical and professional skills. Instructors offer real-world business and industry expertise. A paid internship is included.
• Education (After Degree): This two-year B.Ed. program covers curriculum planning and features field experiences. It includes an embedded approach to Indigenous peoples’ historical and cultural topics.
• Information Technology: This program covers core concepts in computing technology, software development and cybersecurity, as well as ethical, legal and social IT issues.

Cool Courses
Communicable Disease Control: Explore the history of human pathogens, including emerging pathogens, as well as public health measures and the role of vaccines.
Music Therapy: Students seeking to work with individuals who have special needs learn how to use music to restore, maintain or improve well-being.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 60% · Science: 60% · Commerce: 65%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,359 · Part-time: 150
Graduates: Full-time: 152 · Part-time: 17
International Students: First-year: 14.2% ·
Graduate: 96.1%
Male-Female Ratio: 35 to 65
Housing Facts
Residence suspended for academic year 2020-21 because of COVID-19. Information below is from 2019-20:
Residence Spaces: 105
(45 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $9,380 to $12,630 · Apartment-style: $3,950 to $5,860

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