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 cheaper than in many other large cities, and the downtown campus is close to attractions and nightclubs. The Loyola campus in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, 6.5 kilometres 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. Concordia is committed to providing all undergrads with an experiential learning experience. Opportunities include final-year capstone projects and exhibits, volunteering in the community and international exchanges.

Campus Buzz

First year students can meet up weekly for workshops, games and discussion  through the Homeroom initiative. 

Standout Programs

• Industrial Engineering: Through labs, lectures and projects, students learn the fundamentals of manufacturing and industrial systems and how to improve productivity, quality and safety.

• International Business: Students looking for a global perspective can opt for a double degree, spending two years at Concordia to earn a bachelor of commerce and two years at NEOMA Business School in France to gain a bachelor in international business development.

• Indigenous Land-Based Education: Learn about Indigenous approaches to sustainability, knowledge and relationships to the land in this 12-credit microprogram, which features discussion-based courses and field trips.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$4,567 ($10,678 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70-90%; R score 20-31 | Science: 70-90%; R score 23-31 | Commerce: 80%; R score 27 | Engineering: 80-90%; R score 24-30

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 21,399 | Part-time: 8,248

Graduates: Full-time: 7,022 | Part-time: 863

International Students: First-year: 14.6% | Graduate: 64.1%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,036 (800 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $11,048 | Single room with meals: $11,491 to $16,906

Cool Courses

• Video Games and/as Theory: Draws on popular video game Minecraft to explore the uneasy relationships between industrial and digital culture.

• Art and Sustainable Practices: Students examine environmental issues before creating their own sustainable 3D artwork.

Student Life on Campus

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