Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Founded 1969 | Chicoutimi, QC

About UQAC

The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi sits in the heart of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region—a huge area of majestic lakes and forests. There are satellite campuses in Alma, Saint-Félicien, La Malbaie and Sept-Îles. UQAC has research centres in mineral resources and boreal forests, as well as an ice-research facility. The school of digital arts, animation and design (NAD-UQAC) is located in Montreal. A business centre (CEE-UQAC) fosters the creation of enterprises and is home to a technology centre that supports, among other things, innovative projects in the field of video game design and information technology.

A program in natural product chemistry focuses on the study of plant-based products for therapeutic and cosmeceutical use. A degree in adventure and outdoor guiding trains students in areas including eco-tourism, leadership and outdoor safety. UQAC oversees the BALSAC project, a historical, genealogical and demographic database for the population of Quebec since the early 17th century.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$3,686 ($9,619 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: R score 17.503 | Science: R score 22.87 | Commerce: R score 18.105 Engineering: R score 18.613

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,355 | Part-time: 1,243

Graduates: Full-time: 1,349 | Part-time: 397

International Students: First-year: 38.8% | Graduate: 62%

Male-Female Ratio: 45 to 55

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 241 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Single room: $3,520 | Apartment-style: $3,280 to $5,920