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Universite Laval: Narrative Description


C.P. 2208, succursale Terminus
Quebec, QC, Canada G1K 7P4
Tel: (418)656-3333; 877-785-2825
Admissions: (418)656-3080
Fax: (418)656-2809
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1852. Setting: 465-acre urban campus with easy access to Quebec City. Endowment: $350 million. Research spending 2003-04: $96.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7165 per student. Total enrollment: 39,445. Faculty: 1,490 (1,460 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 21,290 applied, 64% were admitted. Full-time: 19,647 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 9,112 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 7 provinces and territories, 91 other countries, 2% from out-of province, 21% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, general knowledge of French language. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $2027 full-time, $68.85 per credit part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4760 full-time, $152.35 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $905 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room and board: $9000. College room only: $2664. International student tuition: $11,237 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 88 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Improvisation Ligue, Creation Litteraire, Chorale de L'universite Laval, Amnistie Internationale. Major annual events: Rendez-vous Laval, Carrefour de L'Emploi, Student Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video cameras in most buildings, underground walkways. 2,400 college housing spaces available; 2,160 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Bibliotheque Generale plus 1 other with 3 million books, 55,507 microform titles, 13,928 serials, 20,094 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $8.9 million. 2,200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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