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The top four reasons why students choose to study at Concordia

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Researching potential universities is an exciting milestone for students but committing to a school is a decision that requires a lot of thought. The university’s campus, academics, faculty, learning opportunities, and housing options should be considered before hitting “send” on any application.

Concordia, nestled within the stylish and arts-oriented city of Montreal, is the top-rated university in Canada founded within the last 50 years (, 2021). Because of its location, students have the unique opportunity to learn French while studying in English, alongside their peers from more than 150 countries around the globe.

For further insight on the university’s undergraduate programs and learning experiences, prospective students are encouraged to attend its upcoming .

In addition to Concordia’s welcoming environment and inclusive community, these four reasons influence approximately 51,000 students to register for programs each year.

Montreal’s Europe-meets-East-Coast charm

The city’s European vibe, abundance of poutine restaurants, and culturally rich areas like Little Italy and Plateau Mont-Royal make students feel as if they are working toward their undergraduate degree while travelling.

Both of Concordia’s campuses are surrounded by cafés that provide the ideal setting for a study session. A free shuttle bus transports students between the Sir George William Campus in the heart of downtown and the Loyola Campus, found in the picturesque Notre-Dame-de- Grâce neighbourhood.

On evenings and weekends, students can immerse themselves in Montreal’s arts and culture scenes by visiting galleries, music venues, and eateries. Navigating the vibrant city is easy and safe by bike or public transit.

For those who wish to live off campus, Montreal has plenty of budget-friendly accommodations.

Tim Charman
Concordia University

Innovative undergraduate programs

Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in four faculties: Arts and Science, the John Molson School of Business, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Fine Arts.

Its is popular among students who are eager to explore the countless creative pathways to becoming a professional musician.

“Concordia had the kind of flexible program that I was looking for,” says Tim Charman, a self-taught musician and Concordia graduate from Vancouver, B.C. “At a lot of the other universities, you focus on just jazz or just classical—there’s no real blending of the two. But Concordia had the kind of mix where I was able to take classes in jazz, classical, and sound design.”

Concordia also offers programs within the fields of marketing, journalism, health sciences, business, women’s studies, computer science, and more.

Hands-on learning

Concordia offers students a wide variety of opportunities to learn by doing. This includes paid internships, performing and presenting work in public venues, and working as a research assistant with graduate students and faculty.

The Institute for Co-operative Education (Co-op) matches students from programs across all four faculties with paid internships in their respective fields of study.

Incomparable learning spaces

Concordia’s state-of-the-art spaces for learning include the new Applied Science Hub, where science and engineering students collaborate on developing solutions to challenges facing the world today.

Students from all faculties are invited to build and create in the Technology Sandbox and the Milieux Maker Space, and work together on startup ideas at the .

Register to attend the free , taking place on Saturday, February 12, from 6 to 10 a.m. PST. If you’re not a morning person, there’s no need to join the event from the very start.