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. 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 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 unique in the province are a wood-structure civil engineering program and a degree in outdoor intervention that teaches students the ins and outs of managing adventure and eco-tourism. A new intercultural communications and media program is also on offer.

$3,256 ($8,433 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 19.689 · Science: R score 19.338 ·
Commerce: R score 17.711 · Engineering: R score 21.236
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,582 · Part-time: 1,743
Graduates: Full-time: 1,240 · Part-time: 696
International Students: First-year: 19.4% ·
Graduate: 59.9%
Male-Female Ratio: 44 to 56
Residence Spaces
240 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs
Single room without meals: $3,440 · Apartment-style: $3,120 to $5,840

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