Universite de Moncton: Narrative Description

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Moncton, NB, Canada E1A 3E9
Tel: (506)858-4000
Admissions: (506)858-4115
Fax: (506)858-4544
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umoncton.ca/


Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (doctoral degree in French studies only). Founded 1963. Setting: 400-acre urban campus. Endowment: $19.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $5 million. Total enrollment: 6,002. 2,046 applied, 86% were admitted. Students come from 10 provinces and territories, 41 other countries, 11% from out-of province, 7% 25 or older, 15% live on campus. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other French colleges and universities in Canada. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, French examination. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 2/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 9/1, continuous until 8/15 for nonresidents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Amnesty International, student radio station, business clubs, Improvisational League, WSC. Major annual events: Homecoming, International Evening, Career Exposition. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, student security attendants in residences 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bibliotheque Champlain plus 2 others with 789,046 books, 588,927 microform titles, 2,059 serials, 28,818 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.6 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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