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. UQAC also offers bachelor’s degrees in intercultural communications and media, and in adventure and outdoor guiding. 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)

$3,581 ($9,362 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: R score 17.503 · Science: R score 18.275 · Commerce: R score 16.305 · Engineering: R score 20.462

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,939 · Part-time: 1,306

Graduates: Full-time: 1,037 · Part-time: 385

International Students: First-year: 19% · Graduate: 50%

Male-Female Ratio: 44 to 56

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 220 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Single room: $3,480 · Apartment-style: $3,240 to $5,880