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 Quebec. The geology of eastern Quebec heavily influences its research areas, including its distinct focus on marine sciences. UQAR’s internationally renowned oceanography program boasts a $10-million research ship, the Coriolis II. Students come from around the globe to study with noted scientists whose expertise covers a broad spectrum of ocean-related issues.
Also noteworthy is the environmental chemistry and bioresources program that brings students into the lab and out into the field for 70 per cent of their courses, and a research area known as “nordicity,” which explores the changing landscape of the far North. A unique biology program provides theoretical and practical training in areas ranging from zoology and ecology to botany.
On the Lévis campus, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, popular programs include education, nursing, administration, computer science and accounting. With an average class size of 30, it’s easy for students to access personalized services and connect with instructors and other students.
$3,135 ($8,311 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R score for most programs
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,780 · Part-time: 2,867
Graduates: Full-time: 646 · Part-time: 508
International Students: First-year: 12.5% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 32 to 68
316 (first come, first served)
Apartment-style: $2,880 to $3,040