Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina
Concordia University of Edmonton, is a private university in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; accredited under the Alberta Post-secondary Learning Act. Concordia offers, Arts, Science and Management undergraduate degree programs, as well as Graduate degree programs in Education, Information Technology, Information Security, and Psychology. Concordia is primarily funded by tuition and private donations but also receives limited funding from the Government of Alberta.
Brought forth by the merger of two main universities, Sir George Williams University and Loyola College, Concordia University was established in 1974. The University is a public research university located at the heart of the world-class city of Montreal, Canada. Concordia University is recognized for its flexible approach to learning, and for their commitment to examining societal issues from a broad perspective through their teaching and research. The university is among the top universities and institutes in Quebec and in Canada for international and domestic students alike.
The university is committed to innovation, creativity, and brilliance in the education sector. The university comprises of multiple faculties and includes the faculties of Arts and Science, Fine Arts, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and the John Molson School of Business, a School of Graduate Studies, and a Centre for Continuing Education. Concordia University has nearly 48,000 students pursuing their educational and research goals at the university (2018), making the university among the most sought after in the country.
Concordia University is spread across two campuses, Loyola Campus and Sir George Williams Campus, with the latter being considered the main campus. The university is distinguished by its four faculties, a graduate school along with numerous centres, colleges, and institutes.
With over 100 graduate and 300 undergraduate programs and courses, the university aims to provide innumerable options for students seeking meaningful career opportunities. John Molson School of Business of Concordia University has been consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools in Canada.
Moreover, there is an undergraduate student union, the Concordia Student Union whose members comprise over 33,000 of the total students. The research unit of Concordia University provides teaching in diverse areas such as human rights, digital arts, and synthetic biology.
Scholars from other departments work together including those of social science and humanities with engineers, artists, and scientists to increase and enhance the understanding of the issues faced by society. Sir George and Loyola campuses are filled with hidden gems, with a recent $80 million investment in facilities and resources. The campuses have everything to support student engagement in the practical application of their studies.
Students taking admission to the university would be introduced to the Concordia lifestyle, which is an urban lifestyle that keeps you active, engaged, and connected. The university is fueled by creativity and diversity, just like the city around you. Living in Montreal will open your eyes – and your mind. Students are encouraged to engage in clubs, sports, professional networks, and support services to balance their life, work, and study.
With 215,000 active alumni working worldwide, the university has a long list of notable alumni which include Aanchal Malhotra – Author, Shashank Arora – Actor, Maziar Bahari – Canadian-Iranian Journalist, Mordecai Richler – Canadian Writer, Will Arnett – Actor, Régine Chassagne – Canadian Singer-songwriter, Annie Proulx – American Novelist, James Tupper – Canadian Actor, Mutsumi Takahashi – Canadian Journalist, René Balcer – Canadian Television Writer among others.
University at a glance
|% International Students||20.6 %|
|Total International Students||9,624|
|Male/Female Ratio||1 : 1.0|
|Endowments Value||CAD 165 million|
|Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense||INR 7.0 Lakh|
|International Students Website||http://www.concordia.ca/internat…|
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– ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020#477World University Ranking
– QS 2021#601-800University Ranking
– THE (Times Higher Education) 2021#670Global Universities
– US News & World Report 2021Course RankingsBusiness Courses#2Best Business School Canada
– Bloomberg 2020#251-300Accounting & Finance
– QS 2020#121-130Global MBA
– QS 2021#251-300PG Business and Economics
– THE (Times Higher Education) 2021Engineering Courses#286Engineering and Technology
– QS 2020#201-250PG Engineering and Technology
– THE (Times Higher Education) 2021Computers Courses#301-400PG Computers
– THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
Programs and faculties
The university has five faculties and two schools: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Science, School of Physical Education and Wellness, and School of Music. The university offers 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science and Management; two after-degree programs, three master’s degrees, and several graduate certificates and diplomas. The University of Lethbridge had a small extension campus at the university from 2012 to 2015. Bright Horizons Childcare and the Concordia Lutheran Seminary also share the university grounds.
Campus life features a community orchestra, a community choir, a women’s choir, a touring choir, and regular drama productions. There are three dormitory buildings on campus. Founder’s Hall is for first year students, Eberhardt Hall is for first and second year students, while Wangerin House is for third year students. Two more residences are designated for students taking after-degree or masters’ programs. The university has a gymnasium and a large athletic field on campus. In the past the field was sometimes used for spring practice by the Edmonton Eskimos football team.
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