Concordia University

Founded 1974 | Montreal, QC

Concordia is one of Canada’s largest universities, offering more than 500 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides a flexible learning environment with evening classes, online courses and a library that’s open 24-7. “Concordia is a young, forward-looking university. It’s a unique place where experimentation, innovation and creativity are truly valued,” says president Graham Carr. “Our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni all contribute to our momentum as Canada’s next-gen university.”

In that vein, the District 3 Innovation Hub is a community in which students, alumni and academic leaders share ideas and generate new products. Living in Montreal has its perks. Rent is relatively inexpensive, and the downtown campus is close to attractions and nightclubs. The Loyola campus in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, 6.5 km away, is easy to reach by shuttle bus, public transit or—a campus highlight—a bike path. It’s home to the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology, which brings together researchers from biology, engineering, computer and social sciences.

The campus also hosts the Applied Science Hub, which supports research in areas such as materials engineering, nanoscience and bioprocessing, and houses District 3’s BioHub, an accelerator for entrepreneurs and innovators in life sciences. A number of initiatives aim to foster student success. Humanities students can improve their post-grad prospects through Humanities+, a skills development and work-integrated learning program. The Black Perspectives Office offers a range of resources to support Black students.

Standout Programs

• First Peoples Studies: Draw on First Peoples perspectives to explore the history, culture, linguistics and political issues of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

• Health and Life Sciences: Students in this interdisciplinary computer science program get experience in state-of-the-art labs for high performance computing and AI.

• Performance Creation: Explore theatre’s role in enacting social change through Indigenous storytelling, puppetry, gender and sexuality in performance, site specific theatre, post-colonial critiques and more.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$4,319 ($10,099 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70-90%; R score 20-31 · Science: 70-90%; R score 21-31 · Commerce: 80%; R score 27 · Engineering: 80-90%; R score 24-30

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 22,351 · Part-time: 8,927

Graduates: Full-time: 6,073 · Part-time: 929

International Students: First-year: 11.9% · Graduate: 51.6%

Male-Female Ratio: 47 to 53

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 489 (all reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room: $4,613 to $8,800 · Single room with meals: $9,588 to $13,775

Cool Courses

• Foundations of Personality: Explore how personality develops and is influenced by cultural and socio-economic factors.

• Socio-cultural Environmental Research and Practice II: Sustainable art design and practice are the focus of this studio course. Students work on community projects.

Student Life on Campus

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