Université du Québec à Rimouski

Université du Québec à Rimouski | Rimouski, Que. | Founded 1973

rimouski (Courtesy of the Université du Québec)

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. The geology of eastern Quebec heavily influences its research areas, including its focus on marine sciences. Students come from around the globe to study with scientists whose expertise covers a broad spectrum of ocean-related issues. Engineering students have a unique opportunity to specialize in coastal infrastructure through courses that explore shoreline stability, construction and design. Also noteworthy is the environmental chemistry and bioresources program that brings students into the lab and out into the field for 70 per cent of their courses, and a research area known as “nordicity,” which explores the changing landscape of the Far North. A unique biology program provides theoretical and practical training in areas ranging from zoology and ecology to botany. On the Lévis campus, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, popular programs include education, nursing, administration, computer science and a certificate in autism spectrum disorder. 

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,122 ($8,686 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R score for most programs
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,613 · Part-time: 2,737
Graduates: Full-time: 701 · Part-time: 529
International Students: First-year: 14.5% ·
Graduate: 42.5%
Male-Female Ratio: 32 to 68
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 314 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $2,960 to $3,120

More Schools: Université du Québec à ChicoutimiUniversité LavalUniversité du Québec à Trois-RivieresUniversité du Québec à MontréalMcGill University