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 is also reflected in its guarantee that if a grad doesn’t find a career-related job within six months, the university will pay for an extra year’s tuition. Internships and work placements are incorporated into many programs.

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 new bachelor of fine arts in devised performance and theatre creation. A new Student Wellness Centre, operated by nurse practitioners from the faculty of nursing, opened last fall. The U of R is diverse: nearly 15 per cent of students identify as Indigenous, and more than 17 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.”

Standout Programs

Geographic Information Science: This program, offered jointly with the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, prepares students for a range of careers. GIS technology is applicable to natural resource management, policing, education, health care and more.

Éducation Française: Students prepare to teach in francophone, French immersion or core French schools.

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

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 65%

Science: 70%

Commerce: 70%

Engineering: 70-90%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 12,090 · Part-time: 2,478

Graduates: Full-time: 1,078 · Part-time: 1,018

International Students: First-year: 8.6% · Graduate: 50%

Male-Female Ratio: 39 to 61

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,788 (980 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $8,800 to $12,332

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

Cool Courses

• Astrobiology: This course examines the prospect of extraterrestrial life.

• Comedy Gold: A Standup Course for Beginners: Students learn the fundamentals of writing and performing stand-up comedy.

Student Life on Campus

Read More