Concordia University

Concordia University | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1974

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Concordia is one of Canada’s largest universities, offering more than 500 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides a flexible learning environment with evening classes, online courses and a library that’s open 24/7.

“Concordia is a young, forward-looking university. It’s a unique place where experimentation, innovation and creativity are truly valued,” says president Graham Carr. “Our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni all contribute to our momentum as Canada’s next-gen university.” In that vein, the District 3 Innovation Center is a community where students, alumni and academic leaders share ideas and generate new products. Living in Montreal has perks, too.

Rent is relatively inexpensive, and the downtown campus, located in “Quartier Concordia,” is close to attractions and nightclubs. The Loyola campus in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, 6.5 km away, is home to the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology, the first of its kind in Canada. It brings together researchers from biology, engineering, computer and social sciences. Known for its rolling lawns and Gothic architecture, Loyola is easy to get to via the shuttle bus, public transit or—a campus highlight—a bike path.

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Standout Programs
Electrical Engineering: This accredited program includes an option in power and renewable energy that focuses on energy efficiency and natural resource conservation. Course topics include hybrid electric vehicles and protecting power systems.
Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality: Explore sexuality across history and in diverse contexts. Courses draw on critical frameworks across disciplines, including art history, film, biology and religion. Internships are available in communities that shape public health, the arts, advocacy and activism.
• Film Animation: Students are trained in hand drawing, stop-motion and 3D digital animation. Facilities include labs for digital animating, video and sound editing, and a puppet studio.

Cool Courses
Debates and Challenges in Contemporary Quebec: In this bilingual, online sociology course, faculty members from a variety of departments, as well as prominent Quebec figures, examine cultural diversity, religious history, gender identity and more.
Wastescapes: Students travel to various sites around Montreal to study practices that shape waste production and reduction and efforts to combat climate change.

$4,039 ($9,435 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70-90%; R score 20-31 · Science: 70-90%;
R score 21-31 · Commerce: 80%; R score 27 ·
Engineering: 80-91%; R score 24-31
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 21,939 ·
Part-time: 8,066
Graduates: Full-time: 6,101 · Part-time: 1,096
International Students: First-year: 15.7% ·
Graduate: 57.9%
Male-Female Ratio: 47 to 53
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 905 (865 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $8,568 to $10,545 · Single room with meals: $9,256 to $12,229

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