Université du Québec à Chicou­timi

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi | Chicoutimi, Que. | Founded 1969


The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi sits in the heart of the Saguenay—Lac-St-Jean region—a huge area with thousands of majestic lakes and forests. There are satellite campuses in Alma, Saint-Félicien, La Malbaie and Sept-Îles. The school of digital arts, animation and design (NAD-UQAC)—where students can complete a degree in 3D animation and design—is located in Montreal. UQAC has 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 and is home to a technology centre that supports, among other things, innovative projects in the field of video game design and information technology. Other programs include intercultural communications and media, and outdoor intervention, which teaches students how to manage outdoor activities and eco-tourism.

$3,358 ($8,754 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 21.337 · Science: R score 19.697 · Commerce: R score 19.521 · Engineering: R score 21.182
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,440 · Part-time: 1,490
Graduates: Full-time: 1,160 · Part-time: 390
International Students: First-year: 23% ·
Graduate: 54%
Male-Female Ratio: 45 to 55
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 241 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Single room without meals: $3,440 · Apartment-style: $3,120 to $5,840

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