Université du Québec à Montréal: Ranking, profile | Maclean's

Université du Québec à Montréal

Université du Québec à Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1969


Located in a dynamic, urban setting, the Université du Québec à Montréal offers more than 300 programs and several degree options in the arts, humanities and social sciences, political science and law, management, communications, education and science. UQAM aims to add an international dimension to all areas of study. Whether in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America, the university is expanding its research and exchange collaborations across the globe. UQAM offers “original curricula in a wide range of fields,” notes rector Magda Fusaro. “It engages in cutting-edge research and creative arts that address major social, ethical and environmental issues, and continues to establish fruitful relationships with local and international partners.” The campus is located in two of Montreal’s liveliest districts: the Latin Quarter and the Quartier des spectacles. It’s easy to get around, as there is direct access to two metro stations from lower levels of the campus—handy during the cold winters. Students are actively involved in the culture of city life, participating in local festivals. Adding to the vibrancy are the nearly 3,500 international students who come from 96 countries to study at UQAM. In addition to the main campus, UQAM has four regional campuses that offer undergraduate studies.

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Standout Programs
• Environmental Design: Encompassing the things that make up our material world— from the spaces we occupy to everyday objects—this program teaches students to think about design holistically, encouraging projects that take into account social, economic and environmental needs.
• Cultural Action: Formerly known as Animation and Cultural Research, this program aims to train students to be able to promote and increase access to culture and artistic expression.
Computer Science and Electronics: With a foundation of mathematics and physics, this program teaches students the ins and outs of computer and electronic system design, including hardware and software.

Cool Courses
• The Science of Wine: From Vine to Palate: The course examines grape varieties, the effects of environmental factors, winemaking, tasting, pairing and the relationship between wine and health.
• Feminism and Anti-feminism: Gives students an overview of Western feminism while teaching the tools needed to analyze anti-feminist thoughts and politics.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Arts: R-Score 17.27 to 25.46
Science: R-Score 18.12 to 22.29
Commerce: R-Score 20.87 to 24.93
$3,288 ($8,187 out-of-province) 1st & 2nd year: 42.5
3rd & 4th year: 39.5
Undergraduates: 34,493
Graduates: 7,915
921 (all reserved for first years) Graduation: 73.4%
Retention: 82.9%

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