Concordia University

  • 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8view map
  • (514) 848-2424
  • (514) 848-2621
  • www.concordia.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1974
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English
  • Stuart McLean - broadcaster and author; Mordecai Richler - author; Glen Murray - former mayor of Winnipeg; Nino Ricci - Author; Mario Dumont - Action Démocratique du Québec Party Leader; Richard Pound - Chancellor McGill University; Arsinée Khanjian - Actress

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Liberal, multicultural community in heart of vibrant city
  2. Wide variety of courses/programs not available elsewhere
  3. Relevant "hands-on" teaching
  4. Co-op work programs
  5. Free shuttle buses ferry students between two campuses, seven km apart

Courses With Kudos

Business, Fine Arts, Film Studies, Computer Science, Journalism, Engineering

Student Sound Offs

"Real education for the real world - it is their slogan, and this is exactly what they are offering."

"We are a mini-United Nations - there are students and faculty from every corner of this planet. This brings an interesting viewpoint to the university community."

"Concordia is like a smaller city within Montreal. We have our own government, arguments, theatres, bar, coffee shops, etc. The overall atmosphere is just friendly, safe, and fun."

"Concordia has a reputation for being 'not McGill'... people think that I study here because I couldn't get in to McGill. This isn't true. I chose Concordia over McGill because of its welcoming atmosphere in the science department, as did many other people I know. In fact, I know several people who left McGill in favour of Concordia because they couldn't stand McGill's attitude!"

"The classes are small, even at the first-year level, and so are often very intimate and interactive and your professor can really get to know students."

"[Sir George Williams] is in the heart of downtown, which is nifty because it feels like the university is always alive. I like the interaction and mingling with non-students. And at the Loyola campus we can also take advantage of green space."

"The multicultural aspect of Concordia is what attracted me ... I love the overall quality of the programs - the inclusiveness of all issues - the community involvement and the support students get from the faculty to follow their dreams."

"Because students are very politically active, classes can be disrupted by prolonged debate which is well removed from course material."

"It is very conducive to part-time, working students. They offer flexible schedules which really helps a lot of students to get a part-time job, and not feel too overwhelmed with the idea of money and debt."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Concordia University
Institution size classification: Large   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction B B

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning B+ B+
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors B+ B
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members B B+

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B+ B
Number of Courses to Choose From B B+

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus B- B-
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty B B
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A B+

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B+ B
Average # of Students in First Year Class N/A 247
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students N/A 9%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students N/A 25%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 66%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students N/A 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students N/A 52%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 21%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection B+ B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus B+ B
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B+ B+
Labs and Research Equipment B B

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls B- B-
Student Residences B- B
General Attractiveness of Buildings B- B
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals B+ B+
Study Spaces in the Library B- B-
Library Hours of Operation A+ A-

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B B
Reputation of the University Among Employers B B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities B- B-
Career and Employment Services B- B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located A- B+
Quality of Public Transportation A- B
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events A- B+
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops A- B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B- C

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B+ A-
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 42% 67%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B+ B
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B B
Campus Bookstore B B
Services for International Students A- B+