Bishop's University

Founded 1843 | Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), QC

Founded when many of the area’s residents were anglophones, Bishop’s University offers an English-language, liberal education in the bilingual Eastern Townships. Today, about a quarter of students are native French speakers and, while classes are taught in English, students can write exams and assignments in French. Bishop’s offers a close-knit student community and it’s not uncommon to see faculty and students sharing a drink at the local pub.

“We are committed to providing a sound and liberal education in an environment that embraces diversity and respect and instills confidence, courage and a sense of responsibility, as well as personal and intellectual autonomy,” says principal Sébastien Lebel-Grenier.

In a suburb of Sherbrooke, Que., the university sits at the confluence of the Saint-François and Massawippi rivers and the campus’s Victorian-era red-brick buildings are surrounded by groves of pine trees. The region, flanked by heavily wooded mountains, features boundless outdoor activities, including excellent cross-country ski trails.

Recent developments include renovations to the Library Learning Commons and a revamp of the Johnson Science Building, which includes a rooftop greenhouse. Construction is underway to transform historic Divinity House into Kwigw8mna, an Indigenous student centre. It will feature space for classrooms and offices, apartments for visiting Elders and a dedicated space for the Indigenous Cultural Alliance student club.

Campus Buzz

Bishop’s newest residence, which opened in 2023, features a zen lounge, yoga/meditation room, study spaces, game room, pool room and more. 

Standout Programs

• Business Technology and Analytics: Through applied projects, internships and industry partnerships, students develop expertise in data analysis, strategic insights, technological solutions and AI integration. Grads can take on data-driven jobs in a variety of sectors.

• Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: This program focuses on social, economic and environmental aspects of agriculture. Students learn about modern food systems and get experience at the new 140-acre Educational Farm.

• Musical Theatre: This concentration, open to all students, not just those in music or drama, offers professional facilities and a supportive environment, and culminates in a Broadway-style show playing to packed houses.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary expenses)

$4,771 ($10,882 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 80%; R score 24 | Science: 80%; R score 24 | Commerce: 80%; R score 24

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,376 | Part-time: 297

Graduates: Full-time: 237 | Part-time: 42

International Students: First-year: 9.9% | Graduate: 86.9%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 667 (approx. 500 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs:

Double room with meals: $10,360 to $11,296

Single room with meals: $10,880 to $11,784

Apartment-style: $5,920

Cool Courses

• Motivation and Emotion: Explore the underlying causes of human behaviour, the role of emotions and higher-level behaviours such as self-regulation.

• Underwater Environment Assessment: Topics include invasive species, environmental monitoring and sample collection.

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