University of Regina

Founded 1974 | Regina, SK

The University of Regina has earned a reputation for innovative thinking. It was the first university in Western Canada to offer co-op studies, and the province’s first green roof was constructed on top of its Research and Innovation Centre. That progressive spirit continues at the new Centre for Experiential and Service Learning, where students get help in finding hands-on learning opportunities, receive training before going out to volunteer, and obtain guidance in resumé writing, networking and interview skills.

The main campus is situated in the heart of Regina’s Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. It’s an ideal place for jogging, cycling, skating and skiing. To help students avoid the harsh winter weather, most of the university’s buildings are connected. Darke Hall has been restored as part of a campus renewal project. The theatre added modern amenities while highlighting the look and feel of the original 1920s construction. Meanwhile, the school has launched a bachelor of fine arts in devised performance and theatre creation.

A new Student Wellness Centre, opened in 2021, is operated by nurse practitioners from the faculty of nursing. The U of R is diverse: nearly 15 per cent of students identify as Indigenous, and nearly 19 per cent come from other countries. “Students come here to discover and grow, to take part in extensive hands-on learning and to work with faculty to conduct high-impact research that benefits our world,” says president Jeff Keshen. “I can’t think of a better place for students to develop the skills necessary to succeed in life.”

Cool Courses

• Introduction to Creative Technologies: Explore how computer technology is used in visual art, music, theatre and more.

• Economics of Crime: Examine criminal activity and crime prevention from an economic perspective.

Standout Programs

Data Science: This interdisciplinary program mixes computer science, math and statistics, preparing students for careers in this in-demand field.

Indigenous Environmental Science: Students focus on the natural environment and Indigenous perspectives and knowledge. Topics include environmental economics and community development.

Energy Systems Engineering: The program offers specializations in three areas of engineering—petroleum, sustainable energy, and energy and transportation; co-op provides real-world experience.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70%

Science: 70%

Commerce: 70%

Engineering: 70-90%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,372

Part-time: 2,488

Graduates: Full-time: 1,110

Part-time: 1,039

International Students: First-year: 10.6%

Graduate: 55.3%

Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,564 (860 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $6,880 to $12,912

Apartment-style: $6,404 to $9,160

Student Life on Campus

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