Université de Moncton

Université de Moncton | Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan, N.B. | Founded 1963

Moncton university student balancing a soccer ball

A soccer player practising in the new Croix Bleue Medavie Stadium. (Courtesy of Université de Moncton)

The Université de Moncton might be small, but it punches above its weight. Graduates include the chief justice of the province, a former lieutenant governor and three past premiers. The university faces off in French-language competitions, such as the renowned Jeux du commerce, against much larger francophone schools, and size doesn’t stop big name DJs such as Sam Feldt from headlining during frosh week. Meanwhile, small is good when it comes to class size: 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 also attracts students from beyond the region. The number of international students enrolled is rising.

“The Université de Moncton is unique because of its Acadian identity,” says president Denis Prud’homme. “Our institution stands out for its student-centred teaching, as well as for our research in health innovation, the environment and Acadian studies. The university enhances the vitality of the surrounding communities through the social involvement of its students and faculty.” The main campus is located in the city of Moncton. The Shippagan campus, which offers courses in the sustainability of marine ecosystems, is located on the Acadian Peninsula, an area with beautiful beaches. The forest management program is housed at the Edmundston campus, nestled among the skiable Appalachian Mountains. All three campuses are exclusively French-speaking.

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Standout Programs
• Forest Management: Students learn to manage forest resources in an environmentally sustainable way. The program draws on natural, management, social and economic sciences while incorporating practical applications and advanced technologies.
Juris Doctor: Designed for those who possess an undergraduate degree, the program lets students explore themes related to justice ethics and conduct legal research.
• Mechanical Engineering: Students gain practical experience in a final-year capstone project, designing solutions for real-world problems faced by industry partners.

Cool Courses
• Drug Addiction: Examine everything from drug classification systems to the effects of psychotropic drugs, and explore the social components of addiction, including myths, societal beliefs and co-dependence.
• E-marketing: Students examine the internet’s role in traditional marketing through studies of consumer behaviour, segmentation and marketing communications.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 77% · Science: 71% · Commerce: 67.8% · Engineering: 78.3%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,991 · Part-time: 394
Graduates: Full-time: 407 · Part-time: 187
International Students: First-year: 22.2% ·
Graduate: 31.2%
Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 785 (440 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room without meals: $3,270 to $5,726 · Apartment-style: $3,790 to $6,276

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