The University of Montreal
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Tuition: $6,632.00  Students: 34,335
CP 6205
Montreal, QC      H3C 3T5

The University of Montreal

The University of Montreal was formed in 1878 in response to Universite Laval's decision to create a new branch in Montreal. Formerly known as Universite de Laval a Montreal, Montreal's prelate wanted it to become an independent university, and on May 8, 1919, Pope Benedict XV made it an autonomous institution. There are two schools affiliated with the university. One is the Ecole Polytechnique (school of Engineering), and Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, or HEC. ... continued below

About The University of Montreal

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The main campus of the university is situated on Mount Royal's Outremont and Cote-des-Neiges boroughs. It has a lot of small shops and service establishments near it, such as hospitals, shops, cafe, library, movie houses, and cultural places. People can take the Universite-de-Montreal, Edouard-Montpetit and Cote-des-Neiges metro stations when going there. It also has four facilities in Laval, Quebec, Lanaudiere, and Longueuil. Students who plan to live near the campus can avail of the studio houses of the campus, with the added benefit of applying any time of the year. Typical amenities include kitchens and lounges in buildings to encourage group bonding with the other residents.

Student Services and Student Life

Some of the services offered by the university are: Student Employment, Lodging, Scholarships, Career Planning, Support for New Students, Health Care, Insurance, Student Disabilities, and many more.

There are many activities to participate in, with many services catering to all the interests of its students. One is the Cultural Sector Student Services, where it offers 100 training workshops in the fields of dance, cinema, theater, photography, communication, multimedia, languages, music, and visual arts. Les Belles Soirees is also another alternative, offering 350 conferences conducted annually by university professors on many diverse themes about political science, music, history, literature, psychology, and philosophy. For athletes, they can become a representative of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport -- The Carabins. This university team is ranked among the top ten university teams of Canada. Another alternative is to join one of the biggest sports complexes in Quebec: The Center for Physical Education and Sports of the University of Montreal (CEPSUM).

There are many student associations in the campus, such as Association of Postdoctoral Fellows at UdeM, and Anthropology Cycles Superieurs. There are also clubs that are related to specific degree programs, such as Landscape Architecture, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Communication, Criminology, Demography, Intdustrial Design and Interior, German Studies, English Studies, Film Studies, Classical Studies, International Studies, History, Computers and Operations Research, History, Kinesiology, Literature and Modern Languages, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Optometry, Philosophy, Political Science, Information Sciences and Library, Education Sciences, Sociology, and Translation.

Academic Programs

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Continuing Education, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Design and Urban Planning, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Optometry.


The University of Montreal was ranked by Maclean's 18th Annual Ranking issue as number 13 out of the 15 universities in the Medical Doctoral category. Gourman Ranking of Canadian Universities placed the university in the 12th slot over the 60 universities in 1998. Also, the University of Montreal's Law School has been ranked number one several times in the recent past.

Famous Alumni

Some of the most notable alumni of the university are: Marie Deschamps, Supreme Court of Canada Justice, Stephanie Allard-Gomez, diplomat, Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize Laureate, Michaelle Jean, journalist, Robert Bourassa, Premier of Quebec, Pierre-Marc Johnson, Premier of Quebec, Pierre-Karl Peladeau, CEO of Quebecor, Pierre Eliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Sauve, Premier of Quebec, Dede Fortin, singer, Michel Bastarache, Supreme Court of Canada Justice, Governor General of Canada, Maurice Duplessis, Premier of Quebec, Lucille Teasdale-Corti, surgeon and international humanitarian aid worker, and Louise Arbour, Supreme Court of Canada Justice, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Montreal Information

Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. The population of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area (also known as Greater Montreal Area) is roughly 3.6 million. In 2007, Montreal was ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world. The city rests on the Island of Montreal at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers.

Montreal has many beautiful attractions and his rich in cultural heritage. A cultural heart of classical art and the venue for many summer festivals, the Place des Arts is a complex of different concert and theatre halls surrounding a large open-spaced square in the downtown. The Place des Arts harbours the headquarters of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM: Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal), which performs in its halls regularly.


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