Brandon

Brandon University | Brandon, Man. | Founded 1899

Brandon University is a small school in a prairie city of about 50,000, a few hours’ drive from Winnipeg or Regina. Students enjoy an excellent student-to-faculty ratio. Despite its size, the university has a full complement of faculties; they range from fine arts to business to pre-professional programs in 19 areas, including law, dentistry and medicine.

“The unique, personal experience we provide students and our community has never been more relevant. Our strengths of being agile, being courageous and being inclusive are traits that serve our graduates and our society perfectly in a time of great change,” says president David Docherty.

There’s a large Indigenous focus, reflected in communication courses in Ojibwe, Cree and Dakota, as well as in the impressive collection of Indigenous literature, housed at the John E. Robbins Library. The library also serves as a gathering space for cultural events and exhibitions. The university helps Indigenous students get the skills and prerequisites needed to pursue further programs in any faculty in just one year. Students have access to workshops, weekly check-ins, peer study groups and Elder support. Students who continue in the program will have the opportunity to become mentors or tutors to other Indigenous students. The campus offers modern fitness facilities at the Healthy Living Centre, which houses three gymnasiums and an indoor track.

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Standout Programs
Public History: Projects are developed in collaboration with museums and historic sites. Students can network with professionals and may study media arts for one year at Assiniboine Community College.
Music: The School of Music offers studies in performance and composition as well as concurrent and specialist music education programs, which include one with a focus on teaching.
Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies: The program combines a liberal arts education with physical and social science perspectives on disasters. Students prepare to tackle all aspects of emergency management.

Cool Courses
History of the Devil: Students examine accounts of the devil from 500 BCE to the present as well as images of sin, death, the occult, magic, hell, witchcraft and more.
Positive Psychology: Students explore the factors that contribute to individual and societal well-being, such as character strengths, resilience, post-traumatic growth and positive youth development.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$5,445
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 61.8% · Science: 56.4% · Commerce or Business: 72.8%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,450 · Part-time:485
Graduates: Full-time: 218 · Part-time: 170
International Students: First-year: 8.7% ·
Graduate: 10.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 32 to 68
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 254 (147 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $8,430 to $10,774

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