Universities in Quebec City, Canada
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Quebec City
  • (15 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Quebec City
  • Among TOP 200

Built upon the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is considered the birthplace of French civilization in Canada, and as such offers a french-speaking academic experience for those who attend its colleges and universities.

The picturesque city has been officially recognised as an UNESCO world heritage site for being the only North American city that has managed to preserve its historic ramparts, gates, and defensive walls.

Those who choose to study in Quebec City can expect French-speaking locals, a vibrant foodie culture and craft beer scene, and a variety of highly respected universities to attend.

PROS

  • The cost of living, including the daily necessities and a number of other living costs are lower in Quebec than in other provinces. To illustrate this point, 11 out of 20 of the least expensive cities in Canada are located in Quebec.

  • There is ample opportunity for improving your French. It should be noted that public life and official forms are entirely in French.

  • The nature on offer is unique and hard to find anywhere else, between Jacques-Cartier National Park, the mountain ranges, and the famous Canadian autumn foliage.

CONS

  • Energy bills for natural gas can be unforgiving in Quebec, since they are roughly 64% higher than in other provinces in Canada. Given that challenging winters are a guarantee in Quebec, energy bills are often a significant living cost factor.

  • People in Quebec City generally know English, but studying French is necessary for those planning to study or work here. Many advise to abandon any notions that you will not have to learn French, because you do if you want to get the most out of the city.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Quebec City
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with University of Québec ranked highest among 3 listed universities in Quebec City.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). Laval University with highest ranking among universities in Quebec City ranked #45.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: 4icu published most recent results of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. Laval University achieves position 158.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities updated with Laval University in position 123.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Quebec City

Agricultural Sciences
#98 
Laval University
Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health
#126 
Laval University
Environmental Sciences
#150 
Laval University
Linguistics
#151 
University of Québec
Sociology
#201 
University of Québec
Environmental Engineering
#211 
Laval University

Rankings of universities in Quebec City, Canada 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (545 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #420 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #291 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (551 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #290 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #422 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #889 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #25 
Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities
[Published 08 December, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
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  • #77 
  • #8440 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student Opinions About Studying in Quebec City

“Quebec City’s architecture never fails to impress me, and fortunately I’m a big fan of the snow because it’s present for a good portion of the year. I studied at Laval University, and you can find decent apartments to share nearby for around 400 dollars.”

“As a student in Quebec City, my advice to everyone who plans to live off campus would be to either have good French or be accompanied by a proficient French-speaker to make sure the landlords in the city don’t take advantage of you.”

“My favourite places to go out and socialise were the Dagobert, the Cécile et Ramone, and the Maurica, which are in my opinion the best places in the city for young students to enjoy nightlife together.”

Quebec City Key Facts for International Students

Population: 529000

Time: GMT -5

District/province: Quebec,

Living costs for students in Quebec City:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 55* (45% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 6.60 C$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

Laval University ranks #1 in Quebec City in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Quebec City Laval University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where Laval University is listed.

Laval University is ranked best in Quebec City for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the Laval University.

Laval University is ranked best in Quebec City for Medicine & Health (Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health). See all rankings for the Laval University.

Laval University is ranked best in Quebec City for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the Laval University.

University of Québec is ranked best in Quebec City for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Québec.

University of Québec is ranked best in Quebec City for Social Studies & Humanities (Sociology). See all rankings for the University of Québec.

Laval University is ranked best in Quebec City for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the Laval University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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RUY

Criteria used in ranking -Research Infosource: Canada's Top 50 Research Universities:
Total Sponsored Research Income 20%
Research Intensity per Faculty 20%
Total Number of Publications 20%
Publication Intensity 20%
Publication Impact 10%
Research Intensity per Graduate Student 10%

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Rogers Digital Media

Criteria used in ranking -MacLeans University Rankings - Medical Doctoral universities:
Students 28%
Faculty 24%
Resources 20%
Reputation 15%
Student support 13%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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