The Université de Moncton might be small, but it punches above its weight in New Brunswick. The chief justice of the province, Marc Richard, is a graduate, as is his immediate predecessor. Other grads include a former provincial economic development minister, a former lieutenant-governor and three past premiers. Small is good when it comes to class size, too: Moncton has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Canada.
Home of the world’s biggest archive of Acadian materials, Moncton is a must-visit for historians. And while the university serves its Acadian roots well, it looks to attract students from beyond its region, as evidenced by the rising number of international students choosing Moncton. “The Université de Moncton is becoming more and more international,” says interim rector Jacques Paul Couturier. “Our campuses are enhanced by our students’ cultures. This openness onto the world is one of the university’s greatest strengths, and is the source of our influence in our province, our country and the francophone world as a whole.”
Moncton has three campuses; all are exclusively French-speaking. Wide-open spaces and greenery dominate the main campus in Moncton. The Edmundston campus, close to the Saint John River, sits among the hills of the Appalachians in northwestern New Brunswick. The Shippagan campus is located on the Acadian Peninsula, an area with beautiful beaches.
• Forest Management: Students learn to manage forest resources with a view to environmental sustainability. The program draws on natural, management, social and economic sciences while incorporating practical applications and advanced technologies.
• Criminology: This multidisciplinary program gives students in-depth knowledge and a diverse skill set; it includes case studies, team projects and completion of an internship or research project.
• Sustainable Development and the Coastal Zone: Offered at the Shippagan campus, this program explores the challenges of resource management in coastal zones and how these resources can be used to meet the socio-economic needs of coastal communities.
• International Management: Examines how international factors, such as politics, economics, finances, natural resources and organizations, impact the management of multinational companies.
• Women and Power: Students explore the relationship between women and the state through the lens of the contemporary feminist movement.
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 74.8% · Science: 74.1% · Commerce: 68.7% · Engineering: 73%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,666 · Part-time: 590
Graduates: Full-time: 390 · Part-time: 182
International Students: First-year: 12% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 38 to 62
789 (452 reserved for first-year students)
Single room without meals: $3,210 to $5,641 · Apartment-style: $2,440 to $6,183