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Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Sherbrooke | Sherbrooke, Que. | Founded 1954

Sherbrooke University students on campus.


Sherbrooke is a university that gives its students a chance to see the world, offering international opportunities so they can gain a deeper understanding of an increasingly interconnected planet—it has more than 700 agreements with universities in 26 countries. Sherbrooke also emphasizes a practical approach to learning, with small class sizes, close relationships between professors and students, and a massive co-op program that provides up to 4,000 placements each year. “Sherbrooke offers an exceptional environment for pursuing university studies. Renowned for its methods of learning, our university is one of the most appreciated in Canada by its students,” says rector Pierre Cossette. When students need a break, a green oasis with a waterfall is at the heart of the main campus, and nearby Mont-Bellevue Park offers activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. The university has two satellite campuses: the Sherbrooke Health Campus, home to a 400-bed hospital, pharmacology institute and clinical research centre; and the Longueuil campus, which offers more than 80 continuing-education programs in fields such as administration, education, engineering and health sciences. In addition, Sherbrooke offers its medical program in Saguenay and Moncton through partnerships with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and the Université de Moncton.

READ: Sherbrooke through the eyes of a student

Standout Programs
• Business Administration: With three paid internships and the option to choose one of eight specializations, graduates from this program have the chance to make themselves truly stand out by adding a bilingual element to their degree.
• Robotic Engineering: This program—unique in Canada—trains students to design and manufacture robotic projects by integrating computer, mechanical and electrical engineering; study is supplemented by five paid internships.
• Environmental Studies: With an emphasis on the impact of human activities on the environment, this program teaches students to look for solutions through hands-on projects.

Cool Courses
Communications and Event Management: This course walks students through every step of event planning, from conception, promotion and realization to post-event evaluation.
• Sound and Interactive Music Creation: Students in this course will learn how to design music and audio for interactive environments, such as video games.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: R-Score 20 to 226.5
Arts: R-Score 20.2 to 25.5
Science: R-Score 21.2 to 23.2
Commerce: R-Score 23.5
$2,951 ($7,688 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 31.1
3rd & 4th year: 26.3
Undergraduates: 15,582
Graduates: 10,129
882 (first come, first served) Graduation: 85.2%
Retention: 94.8%

More Schools: Université de MontréalUniversité LavalUniversité du Québec à MontréalUniversité du Québec à ChicoutimiUniversité du Québec à Trois-Rivieres


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