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Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1878


Université de Montréal students.

Université de Montréal looms large on the mountain, and its influence on Quebec society can be seen in its impressive list of alumni. Filmmaker Denys Arcand and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau strode its halls, as did 12 premiers of Quebec who graduated from U de M or one of its affiliated schools. “To live the U de M experience is to evolve in a stimulating environment and to represent the knowledge society,” says rector Guy Breton, emphasizing the school’s proud intellectual standing in Quebec society. Recently, the university gained international recognition for its work on artificial intelligence, led largely by professor Yoshua Bengio and the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms. U de M offers more health science disciplines than any other Quebec university, training optometrists, audiologists, veterinarians, pharmacists and physiotherapists. U de M is home to the School of Public Health, the only institution of its kind in Quebec. It also has reputable business and engineering schools, HEC Montréal and École Polytechnique. The campus architecture is a mix of art deco buildings, windowless concrete monoliths of the 1970s and the slick glass-and-steel structures of recent years. The yellow-brick Pavillon Roger-Gaudry towers above campus, providing a landmark for students. U de M’s Laval campus, accessible via metro, offers six bachelor’s degrees and 11 certificate programs.

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Standout Programs
• Landscape Architecture: The program encourages students to approach landscape design from biophysical, socioeconomic and cultural lenses; provides the theories and practical tools needed to support sustainable development in urban and rural settings.
• Biomedical Engineering: Offered at École Polytechnique, the program draws on expertise from the engineering and medical fields to tackle problems related to the control of biological systems and diagnostic and treatment equipment.
• Digital Music: This program allows digital musicians to capture, analyze and transform sounds for use in anything from TV, video games and film to theatre, dance and multimedia installations.

Cool Courses
• Towards Cyberjustice: Issues and Views: This course exposes students to what the digitization of our world can mean for our legal and justice system.
Discovering Disciplines and the Patient-Partner Concept: This course is the first of three that teaches students in the medical field the key components of collaborating with patients and their caregivers.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: R score of 25-31.2
Arts: R score of 22.1-25
Science: R score of 22.2-28.2
Commerce: R score of 26.5
$3,547 ($8,447 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 39.5
3rd & 4th year: 14.5
Undergraduates: 52,032
Graduates: 16,803
1,122 (first come, first served) Graduation: 81.8%
Retention: 87.1%

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