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

(Courtesy of Concordia University of Edmonton)

(Courtesy of 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, management, 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 and a doctor of psychology program.

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 underway 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. “We still have work to do to get there, but I’m pleased to see our reputation growing as our successful alumni and students continue to be recognized nationally and internationally for their knowledge, skill, integrity and wisdom.”

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Standout Programs
• Psychology (Applied Emphasis): Students gain a solid foundation while developing research and analytical skills. The program includes a year-long field placement working at a community agency.
• Information Technology: Study core concepts in computing technology, software development and cybersecurity as well as ethical, legal and social IT-related issues.
• Management: Students in this flexible program develop business, communication, analytical and professional skills. Instructors offer business and industry expertise. An internship is included.

Cool Courses
Ethical Issues in Environmental Health: Examine areas of current concern, such as professional codes of conduct and genetic screening in the workplace.
• Advanced Cybersecurity: Dive deep into cyberforensics, cloud security, security metrics, malware analysis, software assurance and more.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 60.8% · Science: 60.3% · Commerce: 65.8%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,594 · Part-time: 177
Graduates: Full-time: 203· Part-time: 25
International Students: First-year: 7.6% · Graduate: 98%
Male-Female Ratio: 35 to 65
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 101 (approx. 45 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $7,760 · Single room with meals: $9,750 · Apartment-style: $6,090

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