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University of Saskatchewan: Narrative Description


105 Administration Place Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5A2
Tel: (306)966-4343; Fax: (306)966-7026; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 363-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 17,741. Faculty: (983 full-time). 6,689 applied, 85% were admitted. Students come from 13 provinces and territories, 75 other countries. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: law/legal studies; health professions and related sciences; education. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Regional Colleges, SIAST Campuses. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 5/15, 5/15 for early action. Notification: continuous. Preference given to province residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Area resident tuition: $5364 full-time, $165.33 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $389 full-time, $105.88 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $5313. College room only: $2061. International student tuition: $12,605 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Ballroom Dancing Club, Ski Club, AIESEC. Major annual events: Welcome Week, December 6th Candlelight Vigil, Miracle Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,070 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University of Saskatchewan Main Library plus 7 others with 1.8 million books, 16,900 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Saskatoon (population 215,000), on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, is known as the City of Bridges with its riverfront and many parks. It is the home of the Western Development Museum featuring Boomtown 1910, museums of Ukrainian arts and culture, the Mendel Art Gallery (Canadian, European, and Eskimo art), the Forestry Farm Park, and Saskatchewan Place (local and international sports, entertainment, and cultural events.)

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