Université de Montréal

Founded 1878 | Montreal, QC

Université de Montréal looms large on the mountain, and its influence on Quebec society can be seen in its impressive list of graduates. Filmmakers Denys Arcand and Jean-Marc Vallée and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau strode its halls, as did 12 premiers of Quebec who all graduated from U de M or one of its affiliated schools. “U de M helps students surpass and transform themselves, as well as the world around them,” says rector Daniel Jutras.

The university gained international recognition for its work on the science and ethics of artificial intelligence, led largely by professor Yoshua Bengio and his team at the machine-learning laboratory MILA. U de M offers more health-science disciplines than any other Canadian university, training optometrists, audiologists, veterinarians, pharmacists and physiotherapists. U de M is home to a school of public health and has reputable business and engineering schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal.

The campus architecture is a mix of art deco buildings, windowless concrete monoliths from the 1970s and the slick glass-and-steel structures of recent years. The yellow-brick Pavillon Roger-Gaudry towers above campus, providing a landmark for students. The six-storey Science Complex on the new MIL campus is home to the chemistry, physics, geography and biological sciences departments. It features 190 research laboratories and an ultra-modern library. U de M’s Laval campus, accessible by the Metro, offers bachelor, graduate and certificate programs.

Campus Buzz

The school’s renovated Place Publique (formerly Place de La Laurentienne) hosts a number of activities, including Winter Fest and a sugar shack in the spring. 

Standout Programs

• Data Science: Students get hands-on training in a high demand field. Courses and internships are available in a wide range of areas, including biostatistics and risk theory.

• Business Administration: Choose from three language streams and 15 specializations. Students gain practical experience through case studies, trading room projects, internships and opportunities to study abroad.

• Electrical Engineering: Students learn the scientific foundations and how to apply them, completing an integrative project each year, culminating in a large-scale project in final year. Internships and study abroad available.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$4,452 ($10,563 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: R score 22.75-26.1 | Science: R score 24.4-27.6 | Commerce: R score 27.5 | Engineering: R score 26.78-32

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 34,435 | Part-time: 14,291

Graduates: Full-time: 14,195 | Part-time: 4,675

International Students: First-year: 12.2% | Graduate: 35.7%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,123 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Double room: $2,796 | Single room: $3,432

Cool Courses

• Gender Equality and International Development: Topics include gender roles and transformation, equity, diversity and legal issues.

• Epidemiology of Infections: Explores various aspects of disease intervention and how to find practical solutions.

Student Life on Campus

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