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 also attracts students from beyond the region, as evidenced by the rising number of international students enrolled. “At the Université de Moncton, students [are] trained to achieve excellence through our top-quality programs and the many services provided,” says interim president Jacques Paul Couturier. “The human dimension of our university fosters dialogue among students from varied backgrounds and helps them to acquire a lifestyle balance that is essential for success.” (Denis Prud’homme steps in as president this summer.)
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 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 students who possess an undergraduate degree, this program is the only one to teach common law entirely in French. 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.
• Coastal Ecosystems I: Through field trips, students explore various ecosystems (salt marsh, forest, peat bog, river) to collect and analyze data for assignments.
• Economic Crime: This course considers white-collar crime, fraud, property crimes, money laundering, corruption and insider trading, as well as legal sanctions and preventive measures.
$7,086 (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 77.8% · Science: 70.8% · Commerce: 71.8% · Engineering: 74.8%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,893 · Part-time: 388
Graduates: Full-time: 387 · Part-time: 190
International Students: First-year: 24.7% · Graduate: 25.3%
Male-Female Ratio: 38 to 62
Residence Spaces: 786 (442 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room without meals: $3,240 to $5,726 · Apartment-style: $3,730 to $6,214