Université du Québec à Rimouski

Université du Québec à Rimouski | Rimouski, Que. | Founded 1973

(Courtesy of Université du Québec)

(Courtesy of Université du Québec)

With its main campus located on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 300 km northeast of Quebec City, the Université du Québec à Rimouski is the northernmost university in the province. The geology of eastern Quebec heavily influences its research areas. UQAR offers more than 160 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level in fields such as marine sciences, environmental and bioresource chemistry, geography and regional development. Students come from around the globe to study with scientists whose expertise covers a broad spectrum of ocean-
related issues. Engineering students have a unique opportunity to specialize in coastal infrastructure through courses that explore shoreline stability, construction and design. A unique biology program provides theoretical and practical training in areas that range from zoology and ecology to botany. Also noteworthy is a research area known as “nordicity,” which explores the changing landscape of the Far North. On the Lévis campus, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, popular programs include education, nursing, administration and computer science.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,241 ($9,021 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R score for most programs
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,983 · Part-time: 2,408
Graduates: Full-time: 770 · Part-time: 515
International Students: First-year: 6.1% · Graduate: 40.8%
Male-Female Ratio: 30 to 70
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 316 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $2,960 to $3,120

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