Bishop's University

country rank  59
world rank  1894

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University Overview

Established in 1843, Bishop's University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Sherbrooke (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Quebec. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Québec (Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec), Bishop's University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Bishop's University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 179 years old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym BU
Founded 1843
Motto Recti Cultus Pectora Roborant
Sound learning strengthens the spirit
Colours Purple and gray

University Location

Address 2600 College Street
J1M 1Z7 Quebec
Tel +1 (819) 822 9600
Fax +1 (819) 822 9661

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 2600 College Street
Sherbrooke J1M 1Z7
(819) 822 9600
(877) 822 8200

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bishop's University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022