Marianopolis College

Marianopolis College | Montréal, Que. | Founded 1908

Marianopolis College—Students learn the latest drawing techniques in a Digital Art class. (Courtesy of Marianopolis College)

Marianopolis College is a private English-language college founded in 1908 and located in Westmount near downtown Montreal. The campus is compact and surrounded by vegetation, and has beautiful buildings dating back to the early 20th century. With about 2,000 students, Marianopolis offers pre-university programs in arts and science, liberal arts, social science, literature and communications and a dual DCS (diploma of college studies) combining music with other programs at the school.

Marianopolis holds breaks—called activity periods—two afternoons a week. Students have the chance to attend guest lectures, compete in intramural sports and attend club events and other extracurricular activities. The college has intercollegiate teams that play basketball, soccer, volleyball and rugby.

A not-so-well-kept secret on the Marianopolis campus is Wayne’s World. Tucked away in the basement, the store sells everything from calculators to candy.