Concordia is among the largest universities in Canada, with 50,000 students, but our class sizes are small, with an undergraduate student-to-professor ratio of 27 to one. As a next-generation university, we champion innovation, looking towards the future.
Concordia’s founding in 1974 brought together Loyola College (1896) and Sir George Williams University (1926). The Times Higher Education named Concordia among the top 100 universities under 50 years old.
Our downtown campus is in the heart of Montreal, officially the most popular city in the world among students (QS Best Student City index, 2018). The Economist’s Intelligence Unit places Montreal first on the planet for an international education. What draws students to Montreal: a vibrant cultural scene, the low cost of living, and a welcoming, inclusive environment.
We offer hundreds of undergraduate programs across four Faculties.
- Faculty of Arts and Science
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (GCS)
- John Molson School of Business (JMSB)
Our programs are among the top-ranked in the world, with special recognition for engineering, psychology, art and design, communication studies and journalism, linguistics, accounting and finance, and education.
Our hubs of expertise include environmental sustainability, preventive health and well-being, aerospace, biotechnology, smart building and cities. Concordia’s historic west-end campus is known for its ultra-modern spaces and equipment for chemists, engineers, health scientists and biologists to work together.
We place a special emphasis on learning through experience at the undergraduate level, whether through paid internships, undertaking research or launching your own business with the support of our startup incubator.
And we’re a diverse community that’s globally connected: 17 percent of current Concordians are international students; together, our faculty and students represent more than 150 countries; and our 210,000-strong network of alumni spans the planet.
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