University of Prince Edward Island

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a public university located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. UPEI offers over 100 programs - major and minors - at a bachelor's and master's level through its Faculty of Arts, School of Business, Faculty of Education, and School of Nursing.

  • Average Tuition CAD 12,682
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 4,400
  • International Students 19%
  • Total Cost CAD 24,036
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1

School Description

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a history that can be traced back to two institutions: Prince of Wales College (founded in 1834) and St Dunstan’s University (founded in 1855). The University, under the name of University of Prince Edward Island welcomed its first students in 1969

Over the years, the University has evolved tremendously and today has a campus with 28 academic, administration, residential and athletic buildings. Today the University offers a wide range of programs and degrees at an undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level; and is home to approximately 4,400 students and 1,100 faculty and research staff; UPEI’s international student body hails from close to 70 countries.

Bachelor Programs

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Business

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Chemistry

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Economics

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Education

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Engineering

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    English

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Environmental Studies

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    French

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    History

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Hospitality Management

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Journalism

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Mathematical Finance

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Music

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Music Education

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Physics

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Religious Education

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Spanish

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Statistics

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • University of Prince Edward Island
    550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada

    Veterinary Science

    CAD 11,948 Tuition Fee

    An integrated program of study in one or more of the veterinary medical or clinical sciences or a program undifferentiated as to title.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1969

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    University of Prince Edward Island is home to several Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners.

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          • 2009-2010, BS in Computer science

            UPEI Has a great CS Program that really help fresh grads shine in the industry and have unique skills.

          • 2010-2012, M. Ed., B. Ed (HRD)

            UPEI is a great small university. It is easy to form relationships with both students and profs.

          • 1989-1993, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            This smaller unique University setting provides close personal attention from the faculty that inspires the student to concentrate and learn with an open mind. With the tremendous expansion of the University i highly recommend your enrollment particularly if you enjoy sports while building your future. .