Montreal, QC
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$13,433 ($1,968)
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Reviews 66 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you live close to downtown or at the downtown campus, the health center is great. There's always a short wait, but it goes by quickly and the doctor and nurses are professional and friendly. If you live on or near the Loyola campus, it's tricky to go get checked out. There is only a doctor there once a week, and if you see a nurse instead she can diagnose you (sometimes) but cannot give you a prescription. My friend came back once with sample Advil and was told to go downtown.

Safety downtown includes both security and the police a couple blocks away. In regards to housing, the Grey Nuns Residence requires an access key to get in, there's a security member at the only unlocked door and you need someone to vouch for you as their guest if don't have an access card (the Loyola access cards don't work at Grey Nuns).

At Loyola, security is always around, especially in the residences. Both Hingston Hall and Jesuit Residence require an access card and students in each building can access the other with this card. Having lived in Hingston, I can tell you that security will always be there if you need them, whether you've locked yourself out or your friend is passed out on the floor. They're pretty cool as well, a couple of them would come play a game of FIFA in our common room during their night rounds.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: In terms of university sports, we suck. The only games that get everyone hyped up are the ones against McGill, which are the only games we win. Concordia is not an athletic university. It's more of an artsy place which is perfectly fine with the majority of the people who attend it.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There are two campuses. Downtown and Loyola. The Loyola campus looks like Hogwarts it is absolutely gorgeous however because it is so old the building is kind of falling apart and there are mice. The downtown campus is absolutely perfect. Its modern and huge and upbeat and its just kind of everything I ever expected of a big university downtown,

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5 College Freshman

Majors: As far as the psychology department goes, weve had a lot of oppurtunities to study with graduate students, participate in experiments, and work with professors. Theres a website run by school where there are ads placed for available internships and there are always flyers on billboards.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I absolutely love the professors, the classes, and the schedule I have for my major.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Being a city with more than 100,000 students and a province where the drink age is 18, Montreal has so many fun places to go at night. From house parties, to clubs, to pubs, to bars, theres definitely something for everyone and every taste.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I dont drive so I wouldnt really know but parking downtown is an absolute nightmare

4 College Freshman

Academics: To be honest, the answer to this question depends a lot of what classes you take. Like any other college or university there will be classes and majors that are not as quality as others. The business, arts, and science programs at Concordia are top notch and the amount of research and projects you get to do are incredible. The school has a more hands on approach to learning as opposed to just reading and then taking a test.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Registering for courses is extremely simple HOWEVER you have to register well in advance because there are so many people that go to the school, classes fill up very quickly. Professors here are a mixed bag. There are some amazing, amicable, easy to talk to professors who teach excellently and then there are professors that can hardly speak english. Curriculum all depends on what youre majoring in and what courses youre taking. Studying abroad is a very popular thing at Concordia and because you only have to pay Concordia tuition it makes studying anywhere in the world an option.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As far as safety goes, montreal is an extremely safe city to begin with so the minimum security I see on campus generally doesnt bother me. The health services are pretty awesome. ive only been a few times but Canadian healthcare for international students is very all inclusive. the only gripe I have is that the dental healthcare is more expensive than what I would like because it is not included in the healthcare package.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The downtown campus has better housing than Loyola campus.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls here are very beautiful. There are girls from every different race and color!

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: There's over 40,000 students its pretty damn hard to get financial aid here. Luckily the tuition is not that expensive so it isn't as much of a problem as it would be at like an Ivy League.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Montreal in the late summer and early fall is the ideal weather. It's sunny and breezy and absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes it rains and thunders. While its still hot. It can get a lil humid and sticky which can be uncomfortable. Around mid October it starts getting really REALLY cold like 27-40 degrees. If you don't like cold weather this place is not for you. It does however get absolutely beautiful when it snows. It's ethereal and pretty and so Christmas like. That's the only reason I gave it three stars instead of two.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Concordia University is a melting pot of different cultures, races, viewpoints, and nationalities. The school represents over 140 different countries and I think the International Students Office does an incredible job at handling all of them.

Health care covered by the school is excellent - of course Canadian healthcare in general is excellent.

The Concordia Student Union hosts a lot of events and they're actually FUN and not lame like you would assume most school hosted events are. They've hosted concerts, BBQs, pub crawls, international exchange student parties at nightclubs, etc. Its absolutely amazing.

I'm in the psychology program which is the biggest in the school. Even though there are big classes, the professors have a way of handling all of us and just personable and easy to talk to and charismatic. There are usually notes online or available at the bookstore to look at if you want extra help. While I'm not in the John Molson school of business I have heard nothing but brilliant things about it. The building itself is so modern and gorgeous there are rooms with walls of glass!

There are two campuses: Loyola Campus which is about 6 miles away from downtown and then there's the Downtown Campus which has some of the best study facilities and buildings I've ever seen. The Loyola campus looks like Hogwarts. There is a lot of green on that campus and plenty of benches to study at or just chill.

The gyms are extremely state of the art and hygienic. For about 70$ you get unlimited access to a gym on one campus (there are two gyms- one per campus) for an entire semester which is a great deal compared to what kind of membership fees you'd have to pay if you signed up at a gym elsewhere.

Nightlife is fantastic. It's a city where the drinking age is 18+ and there are plenty of clubs, bars, pubs, and places to go that will fit everyone's personality.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: This is Montreal! We have so many hot girls we let them work on road crews. In a university of over 40,000 and a city of millions there's something for everybody.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not what you're looking for. There are a few fraternities/sororities but they are very discreet.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Concordia has everything, if you can find it and they will let you in.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Located smack-dab in the middle of Montreal, one of the biggest party cities in the world. Residence is very strict about drugs, just don't do anything stupid.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Easily the most diverse university in Montreal. The only other English school is McGill which is full of rich white douches and the wrong kind of Asian. All the french schools are very proud of their francophone roots and are almost exclusively Quebecois and French immigrants. Concordia attracts French and English-speakers from across the Northeastern U.S., all of Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East (especially) and Asia.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Very advanced, there are many modern computer labs on both campuses. Concordia is known for its Computer Science and Software Engineering programs.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Downtown "campus" is just a collection of highrise buildings spread out over a few blocks. There is security and it is very close to a police station but police is heavily present only about an hour before to like two hours after Habs games.

Loyola campus is semi-closed (only one way in/out by car) and you must leave campus to do illegal stuff but it's easy enough. Patrolled regularly by security who will only bother you if you are smoking weed on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is one of 3 options, a room downtown at Grey Nun's with co-ed communal showers or a single/double at Loyola in Hingston Hall. These are loud at night and quiet during the day, you will get sick, and there is no privacy. If you can afford it, the Jesuit Residence has HUGE rooms with private bathrooms but is further from the cafeteria. Residence Life staff did not party during their time in college and have no sympathy for party kids themselves. They are laughably pretentious and very proud of their authority. Totally uncooperative and uninformative, even when our showers started literally SCALDING us. Also, housing is for 1st-years only, after that you must live on your own like it or not.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining service at Concordia operates on a two-week rotation, so the food becomes boring very quickly. The hours of the cafeteria are very restrictive, like 11:30-2:00 for lunch and 4:00-6:00 for dinner. Downtown the food is okay but on the 7th floor of the Hall Building, which is a couple VERY busy blocks from the student residences. Food at Loyola is borderline inedible.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are not even advertised downtown, only at Loyola in Montreal-West. They aren't very popular in general except when we are playing against McGill. Sign-up for intramurals is very short so be prepared!


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