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    UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - [UPEI], CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1969established year
    4669enrollment
    7.3/10

    University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Courses, Ranking, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    University of Prince Edward Island is a public university, located in Charlottetown. The average enrollment at the university is around 5000 students. The university has around 1500 international students on campus. The university is one of the most affordable universities in Canada. 

    University of Prince Edward Island campus

    University of Prince Edward Island Rankings

    University of Prince Edward Islandwas ranked 8th by the Maclean’s magazines among all the universities in Canada. 

    • The plant and animals subject the university has been ranked 468 by US News Rankings
    • The university stands 43rd place in Canada's top 50 research universities. 
    • According to URAP, the university ranks at 42nd place in Canada

    Highlights

    Type Public university
    Campus setting Mixed. Rural / urban
    Financial aids PEI provincial bursaries, student loans, debt reduction grants and US government loans
    Housing facilities Available
    Cumulative number of students 4,317 in 2015
    International students 21.2%
    Ratio of male/female students 1:1.55
    Number of campuses 1

    University of Prince Edward Campus

    • The University of Prince Edward Island has a mixed rural as well as urban campus.
    • The campus covers 140 acres of land in the capital city.
    • There is a local Farmer’s Market, located directly across from the university’s campus and is a favourite destination for students and faculty alike.
    • The greater Charlottetown area has clean communities, affordable housing options, the local airport only a few minutes away from the downtown core, and is a great place to live.

    University of Prince Edward Residence

    There are two types of accommodation provided by the university: the on-campus accommodation and the off-campus accommodation.

    • In the on-campus accommodation, the university provides three residence halls namely the Bernardine hall, Bill hall and the Denise Andrew hall and the Blanchard hall.
    • The Blanchard hall is available only to the upper-year graduate students.
    • The rent for the off campus housing accounts approximately to 600 - 700 CAD per month.

    Bernardine Hall

    Type of room and meal plan  Cost 
    Single room with a 5-day meal plan $5,583 per semester
    Single room with a meal plan $5,676 per semester
    Double room, with a 5-day meal plan $4,880 per semester
    Double room, with a 7-day meal plan $4,973 per semester
    Bill and Denise Andrew Hall
    TYPE AND MEAL PLAN FEES
    Single suite with a 5-day meal plan $5,297 per semester
    Single suite with a 7-day meal plan $6,020 per semester
    Double Suite with a 5-day meal plan $5,754 per semester
    Double Suite with a 7-day meal plan $5,847 per semester
    Triple suite with a 5-day meal plan $5,754 per semester
    Triple suite with a seven-day meal plan $5,847 per semester
    Blanchard hall Semi-private (private bedroom): $3,324 per semester

    Meal plan costs

    • 5-day meal plan: $2,349 per semester
    • 7-day meal plan: $2,442 per semester 
    • The students also need to pay a $300 security deposit. 

    University of Prince Edward Programs

    • The university provides various different courses like Master of education in leadership in learning, computer science, environmental studies, actuarial science, Master of business administration in global leadership, applied communication, leadership and culture, business studies, applied climate change and adaptation and sustainable design engineering.
    • The university offers undergraduate courses in arts, business administration, education, engineering, mathematics, psychology, biology, applied arts in journalism, sociology, chemistry, political science, computer and information technology. Science, nursing and veterinary medicine.
    • The popular undergraduate courses among the international students are the programs related to arts, business, education, engineering, mathematics and computational science.
    PROGRAM FEES
    Masters of Veterinary Science $8,601 per 2-year program
    Financial Mathematics $6,439 per 30 credit hours
    Biotechnology  $6,390 per 30 credit hours
    Statistics  $6,390 per 30 credit hours

    University of Prince Edward Application Process

    The applicant must create his / her account on the university’s official site in order to check the admission related information. They must submit the application fee and after completing all the procedures, the applicant is expected to check the account for keeping a track on the application status.

    Application portal: Online portal

    Application fees: 50 USD non-refundable

    Requirements For Application :

    • The student has to score 3 GPA overall.
    • The required documents are Immunization certificate (if required), CV/Resume, Job experience in years (if required) and Visa/passport (if required)

    University of Prince Edward Cost Of Attendance

    The cost of attendance primarily comprises of tuition fee and cost of living:

    University of Prince Edward Tuition Fee

    Students Tuition Fees in CAD
    Undergraduate Canadian students 13,062
    Undergraduate international students 4,053 - 4,204
    Graduate International students 11,085-11,236

    University of Prince Edward Cost of Living

    Residence Hall In CAD
    Bernardine 5,500
    Bill and Denise Andrew 5,716

    University of Prince Edward Scholarships

    • The UPEI funds the entrance scholarships for the international students’ academic excellence and the scholarship ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 CAD. The students who have the following are eligible for the scholarship:
      • A valid Canadian study permit
      • Strong performance in academics in the prior enrolled institutions
      • Active in extracurricular activities
      • Strong recommendations from the professors
      • Strong potential towards other contributions in the global society
    • The scholarship gets credited to the student’s bank account from the UPEI account itself in the form of his/her tuition fees.
    • The number of scholarships to be provided depends on the funds availability as well as other factors.

    The students’ percentage and the scholarship chart is as follows:

    Average Guaranteed scholarships (CAD)
    80-84 500
    85-89 1000
    90-94 2000
    95-100 3000

    University of Prince Edward Alumni

    Some of the alumni benefits offered by the university are as follows:

    • Career services and support: The alumnus help support the students in shaping their career by imparting professional guidance to them.
    • Bookstore discount: The students can avail 15% benefits from the bookstore by the alumni benefits.
    • UPEI magazine: the students receive a complimentary subscription as well.
    • Robertson library access: The UPEI alumni can help the students on accessing the library whenever required.

    Bachelor Computer Science

    full time | honours | co-op
    $ 10,1901st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 12

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58

    2 years

    Course Duration

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58
    $ 10,1901st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL100|IELTS7.0|PTE66

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    M
    9.7 / 10
    $ 5,9011st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|PTE58
    Options Available

    Master of Science [M.Sc]

    full time | Thesis Based
    $ 8,6501st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL100|IELTS7.0|PTE66

    University of Prince Edward Island Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    4669
    DLI Number
    O19220071452
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $10,190 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    18 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS-6.59-
    PTE-5890-
    TOEFL-80120-

    University of Prince Edward Island Acceptance Rate

    65.0 %

    acceptance rate

    7184

    total applicants

    4669

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    39.0%

    Male

    61.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    90.0%
    Total Applicants
    4676
    Total Enrolled
    4208
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    10.0%
    Total Applicants
    4610
    Total Enrolled
    461

    University of Prince Edward Island enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Prince Edward Island Enrollment
    4669
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    4208
    Graduate Enrollment
    461
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    69.7%

    Attendance Cost

    $10190

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $10,190 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $8,650 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room with Meal Plan
    $10,604 / Year
    Double Room with Meal Plan
    $9,438 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Engineers Canada
    Chemistry Programs
    Canadian Society for Chemistry
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    274---

    Ranking

    2020201920182017
    Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #101 - #150

    Veterinary(International)

    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.3 out of 10
    8.5/10Academic
    6.5/10Accommodation
    8.7/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.0/10Placement
    7.4/10Social Life

    Reviews

    PB
    7.8 /10

    Affordable, New, developing, cost of tuition fees low, cost of living affordable and lots of facilities

    Course Curriculum :

    Very competitive engineering curriculum. Teachers are from MIT, Stanford and around the world. Good talent and good pedagogical skills for students.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    SV
    6.3 /10

    Choosing this University for my higher studies was based on the kind of rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, and the development of the whole person the university was offering. Also, they had a sense of community. My GPA was 8.2 and I had to submit an online application form costing around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Master in Global Affairs program has a proven track record at URJC for developing us with the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing the world. The program integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    AS
    5.7 /10

    I read a lot of this University and decided to join it because it's campus is a reflection of the character of UPEI on many levels- a complementary blend of old and new, of tradition and innovation. Original SDU buildings have been renovated tastefully to retain the integrity of the design while meeting modern standards, thus encouraged me to get admitted here. After securing a GPA of 7, I had to submit an application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Master in Global Affairs program has a proven track record at URJC for developing students with the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world. The program integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. I had the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and was a part of an international network of students.

    8 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    MW
    9.7 /10

    Coming with the previous schooling in biology, I felt ready to take on the hard program of nursing. Around Christmas time, I decided to apply. The application was straight forward and did not take long. The fee was $50, and it was the best $50 I ever spent. I first received acceptance into my second choice program of chemistry, and then a few weeks later I got my acceptance into nursing.

    Course Curriculum :

    I love how we hop right into labs for nursing. Most universities just have first year designated as general science courses, but at UPEI, we start the nursing courses right away.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    G
    5.0 /10

    It was cheap because it is on the island and I got a 2500 bursary for staying. And it was easy to get into it since I already went to school at a different college that what a 2 and 2 program with upei and you automatically get into it. Also, a lot of my friends go to upei too so I wasn't alone all the time and I had a roommate I knew.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's okay, there are too many people in my classes but that's what you get in university however the profs are nice and they want to make sure you do good.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    1 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    3 /10 extracurricular
    +1-902-566-0576
    TELEPHONE
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, C1A 4P3
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Restaurant
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    University & Brown's Court0.13 km
    University & UPEI0.34 km
    University & Enman0.54 km
    SuperStore Front Door0.75 km
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    Pharmacy

    Loblaw pharmacy0.79 km
    Shoppers Drug Mart1.14 km
    Sobeys Pharmacy University Ave1.29 km
    Atlantic Superstore1.30 km
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    Book Store

    Value Village1.70 km
    Turret Bell2.46 km
    Bookmark2.57 km
    The Comic Hunter2.57 km
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    Restaurant

    Subway0.56 km
    A&W Canada0.93 km
    Boston Pizza1.24 km
    Sam's Family Restaurant1.32 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Belvedere Plaza0.84 km
    University Plaza0.89 km
    Charlottetown Mall1.10 km
    First Pro Smartcentre1.23 km
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    Airport

    Hospital Helipad2.98 km
    Charlottetown Airport3.81 km
    Charlottetown VRD-DME YYG 113.8 085X4.69 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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