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.

Standout Programs

• Biomedical Engineering: In this multidisciplinary program, students learn how to design and develop medical devices. The program includes an internship and a final large-scale project.

• Data Science: 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.

• Public Health: Undergrads may choose a full program in environmental health and work safety or a one-year minor in public health and globalization that includes courses in epidemiology, ethics and law.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$4,355 ($10,288 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: R score 22.4-25 | Science: R score 22.63-28.8 | Commerce: R score 27.5 | Engineering: R score 20.73-32

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 33,557 | Part-time: 15,255

Graduates: Full-time: 13,910 | Part-time: 5,139

International Students: First-year: 11.7% | Graduate: 33.8%

Male-Female Ratio: 40 to 60

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Double room: $2,688 | Single room: $3,296

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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