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 all 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. 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 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. The new MIL campus will house the chemistry, physics, geography and biological sciences departments, as well as 1,300 housing units. U de M’s Laval campus, accessible via metro, offers six bachelor’s degrees and 12 certificate programs.
• Data Science: This program combines computer science, statistics and mathematics, training students to process and analyze information coming from large data sets.
• Criminology: Students research various facets of crime, including cybercrime, trans-border security, drug-abuse prevention and restorative justice; students analyze phenomena related to crime, such as victimization and the social and judiciary responses to crime.
• Environmental Public Health and Work Safety: Provides students with the foundations of public health and natural science; grads can identify and evaluate work-related and environmental risks.
• Catastrophes, Emergencies and Health: This public health course explores factors—environmental and human—that impact natural and man-made disasters, such as fires and floods.
• Innu 1: This introductory course teaches students the basics of writing and speaking the Innu language, spoken by Indigenous communities in Quebec and Labrador, as well as an awareness of Innu culture.
$3,794 ($8,970 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 22.1-26.7 · Science: R score 22-28.6 · Commerce: R score 26.5 · Engineering: R score 25.2-32
Undergraduates: Full-time: 36,048 · Part-time: 15,155
Graduates: Full-time: 10,610 · Part-time: 7,406
International Students: First-year: 10.2% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60
1,123 (first come, first served)
Double room without meals: $2,556 · Single room without meals: $3,144