The Université du Québec à Chicou-timi sits in the heart of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region—a huge area with thousands of majestic lakes and forests and a renowned fjord. There are also satellite campuses in Alma, Saint-Félicien, La Malbaie and Sept-Îles. For a small university, there’s a good selection of programs in arts, science, business and engineering. UQAC has developed a strong research base, with research centres in mineral resources and boreal forests, as well as an ice-research facility. UQAC oversees the -BALSAC project, a historical, genealogical and demographic database for the population of Quebec since the early 17th century. A business centre (CEE UQAC) fosters the creation of enterprises among its academic community, and a technology centre supports, among other things, innovative projects in the area of video game design, with the only undergrad video game development program in Quebec. Also on offer are degrees in kinesiology, political science and a wood structure civil engineering program unique to Quebec.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Number of students||Residence spaces|
|Engineering: R-Score 18.82
Arts: R-Score 20.84
Science: R-Score 17.30
Commerce: R-Score 18.80
|$3,007 ($7,906 out-of-province)||Undergraduates: 5,280
|250 (150 reserved for first years)|