University of Prince Edward Island
Located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 19th century, with roots in its founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and Saint Dunstan’s University (est. 1855).
Established in 1969, UPEI offers a wide range of programs and degrees through nine faculties to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Home to Canada Research Chairs, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed and sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI comprises a community of talented faculty and staff that provides exceptional learning experiences to students who come from around the world to attend the University. In 2019, the University celebrated 50 years of outstanding leadership and achievement in education and research.
In addition to welcoming students to its main campus, UPEI has extended its reach beyond Charlottetown with the opening of the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation in St. Peter’s Bay, about 50 kilometres east of the city. The 45,000-square-foot facility houses research centres, including the UPEI Climate Research Lab and the UPEI School of Climate Change and Adaptation. The facility and the lands surrounding it serve as a living laboratory that gives students, faculty, and researchers access to nearby wetlands, forests, and coastal habitats directly affected by climate change.
Students can study in international locations while earning credits toward their UPEI degree through post-secondary exchange agreements with universities in numerous countries The University also offers post-secondary students located in Asia, Africa, and Europe the opportunity to earn certain UPEI degrees based on its curriculum and rigorous educational standards. As well, it has established an international campus in Cairo, Egypt, offering degrees in business administration, mathematical and computational sciences, and sustainable design engineering.
With millions of dollars in scholarships, international exchange and experiential study opportunities, expanding graduate programs, active athletics program, and outstanding student-faculty interaction, the University offers its students an educational experience designed to help them reach their potential as future leaders.
By the Numbers
|4524||Undergraduate Full Time|
|512||Graduate Full Time|
|383||Undergraduate Part Time|
|$6020 - $8364||Graduate Canadian|
|$9755 - $15834||Graduate International|
|53||Avg. 1st Yr Class Size|
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