Concordia University of Edmonton

Founded 1921 | Edmonton, AB

The welcoming Concordia University of Edmonton campus is located in a residential area overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley, and only minutes from Edmonton’s downtown. CUE offers bachelor’s degrees in arts, science, management, education and environmental health, as well as master’s degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas. In recent years, the school has added several dual-degree programs, including two international options and a doctor of psychology program. An “open studies” stream is available for those who don’t want to declare a major in their first year.

The Allan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research and Innovation houses labs, scientific community spaces and an Indigenous knowledge and research centre, as well as the Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, which helps student entrepreneurs launch their own businesses. Construction is underway on a new academic building and student quad, which will house classrooms, labs, lecture theatres, offices and workshop spaces.

“Our ambition is to see Concordia University of Edmonton become Canada’s pre-eminent small university,” says president Tim Loreman. “We still have work to do to get there, but I’m pleased to see our reputation growing as our successful alumni and students continue to be recognized nationally and internationally for their knowledge, skill, integrity and wisdom.”

Campus Buzz

Students can hang out in the new quad and student commons, which includes the Bistro, a place for food, drinks and socializing. 

Standout Programs

• Psychology: This program develops research, communication and analytical assessment skills. Students can opt for a three-year concentration, a four-year major or a four-year major with an applied emphasis that includes a field placement at a community agency or organization in the final year.

• Chemistry: Students learn how to design and conduct experimental protocols, analyze data and develop models and theories. They also have opportunities to work closely with their professors, gaining hands-on experience and contributing to research, even in first and second year.

• Management: Students in this four-year program, which offers a 13-week internship, can choose an emphasis in energy management, learning from industry professionals about best practices in energy operations, supply chain management and project management.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 60.8% | Science: 60% | Commerce: 55.8%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,343 | Part-time: 149

Graduates: Full-time: 98 | Part-time: 40

International Students: First-year: 15.1% | Graduate: 76.5%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 86 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $8,610 | Single room with meals: $10,770 | Apartment-style: $4,490 to $6,650

Cool Courses

• Small Business Management: Topics include identifying opportunities, feasibility analysis, and integrating marketing and operating strategies.

• Advanced Cybersecurity: Dive deep into cyberforensics, cloud security, malware analysis, software assurance and more.

Student Life on Campus

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