Montréal

Université de Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1878

(Courtesy of Université de Montréal)

(Courtesy of Université de Montréal)

Université de Montréal looms large on the mountain, and its influence on Quebec society can be seen in its impressive list of graduates. Filmmakers Denys Arcand and Jean-Marc Vallée and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau strode its halls, as did 12 premiers of Quebec who all graduated from U de M or one of its affiliated schools. “U de M helps students surpass and transform themselves, as well as the world around them,” says rector Daniel Jutras.

The university gained international recognition for its work on the science and ethics of artificial intelligence, led largely by professor Yoshua Bengio and his team at the machine-learning laboratory MILA. U de M offers more health-science disciplines than any other Canadian university, training optometrists, audiologists, veterinarians, pharmacists and physiotherapists. U de M is home to a school of public health and has reputable business and engineering schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal.

The campus architecture is a mix of art deco buildings, windowless concrete monoliths from 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. The six-storey Science Complex on the new MIL campus is home to the chemistry, physics, geography and biological sciences departments; the complex features an ultra-modern library and 200 laboratories, where research on COVID-19 has been particularly intense. U de M’s Laval campus, accessible by the metro, offers bachelor, graduate and certificate programs.

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Standout Programs
Data Science: Get hands-on training in a high demand field. Courses and internships are available in a wide range of areas, including biostatistics and risk theory.
Business Administration: Choose from 15 business specializations and three language streams. Study abroad with partners in more than 40 countries.
Public Health: Undergrads may choose a full program in environmental health and work safety or a one-year minor in public health and globalization that includes courses in epidemiology, ethics and law.

Cool Courses
Queers and TV: Students analyze film and TV from a queer perspective, considering topics such as audience reception.
 Global and Environmental Health: Explore factors influencing population health, including the impact of different environments on health.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$4,223 ($10,004 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 22.1-23 · Science:R score 22-30.5 · Commerce: R score 26.5 · Engineering: Engineering: R score 25.4-32
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 34,841 · Part-time: 15,205
Graduates: Full-time: 14,854 · Part-time: 5,026
International Students: First-year: 12.1% · Graduate: 28.2%
Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 1,123 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room: $2,620 · Single room: $3,216

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