Laval University: Statistics



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#197 of 14,131 In the World
#102 of 2,597 In North America
#12 of 101 In Canada
#3 of 17 In Quebec State
#1 of 3 In Quebec City
#62 of 1,015 For Sports / Exercise science
Top100 For 12 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Laval University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsDiploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) following successful completion of a 2-year pre-university course at a CEGEP (Collège d'Enseignement général et professionnel), or recognized equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April; May-August)

Research profile

Laval University is a world-class research university with 86,773 scientific papers published and 2,182,629 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Genetics.


Laval University majors

by publication & citation count

50,403 / 1,670,568
40,501 / 1,322,479
39,575 / 1,306,545
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38,769 / 730,260
32,223 / 828,971
Environmental Science
30,820 / 820,154
28,677 / 712,959
Computer Science
28,198 / 809,669
26,365 / 1,014,791
25,964 / 955,039
20,160 / 269,973
20,114 / 649,774
Organic Chemistry
18,827 / 596,338
18,029 / 663,630
17,802 / 488,968
Quantum and Particle physics
17,377 / 394,818
Political Science
16,726 / 241,931
Geography and Cartography
15,403 / 331,907
Materials Science
15,222 / 388,889
14,213 / 422,894
14,098 / 373,398
13,477 / 320,802
11,925 / 229,894
11,809 / 411,167
11,762 / 345,671
11,631 / 322,634
10,408 / 230,214
9,806 / 187,766
9,483 / 369,438
9,442 / 323,998
Optical Engineering
9,137 / 208,403
8,444 / 177,706
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,359 / 184,308
8,049 / 295,618
7,933 / 248,989
7,727 / 147,334
Public Health
7,146 / 238,627
6,451 / 213,932
6,123 / 134,684
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
5,904 / 215,563

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 892 4479
1991 909 4923
1992 921 6708
1993 1032 6621
1994 1059 7555
1995 1167 8921
1996 1172 9957
1997 1171 11712
1998 1241 14036
1999 1232 16001
2000 1403 18873
2001 1287 21308
2002 1395 23811
2003 1616 28926
2004 1695 31534
2005 1762 36491
2006 2040 42066
2007 2157 47558
2008 2330 52448
2009 2679 59228
2010 2498 66520
2011 2677 75308
2012 2906 84552
2013 3138 94079
2014 3261 101059
2015 3476 106772
2016 3761 110390
2017 3942 120851
2018 3882 121717
2019 4209 139444
2020 4630 167775
2021 5465 211963
2022 4434 202238
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Laval University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (CAD)
Bachelor's Degree 8,000 - 12,000 per year
Master's Degree 9,000 - 15,000 per year
Doctoral Degree 10,000 - 18,000 per year
Professional Programs (Law, Medicine, Dentistry, etc.) 15,000 - 25,000 per year

Laval University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Laval University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Maîtrise/Master's Degree Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Natural Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Agricultural Economics, Art History, Cinema and Television, Literature, Music, Music Education, Performing Arts, Psychology, Theatre

Laval University alumni

  1. Brian Mulroney

    Brian Mulroney
    Born in
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    1939-.. (age 84)

    Martin Brian Mulroney is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician who served as the 18th prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993.

  2. Jean Chrétien

    Jean Chrétien
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1934-.. (age 89)

    Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien is a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 20th prime minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003.

  3. Jean I, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

    Jean I, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
    Born in
    Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg
    1921-2019 (aged 98)

    Jean was the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. He was the first Grand Duke of Luxembourg of French agnatic descent.

  4. Carme Chacón

    Carme Chacón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1971-2017 (aged 46)
    lawyerpoliticianuniversity teacher

    Carme Maria Chacón Piqueras was a Spanish lawyer, lecturer and politician who was minister of Defence from 2008 to 2011 in the cabinet led by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

All 100 notable alumni

Laval University faculties and divisions

Course/Programme : Continuous Education Accountancy, Agricultural Management, Bible, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Development Studies, Educational Administration, English Studies, Ethics, Finance, Food Science, French, Geography, German, Grammar, Greek (Classical), History of Religion, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Law, Journalism, Latin, Law, Leadership, Management, Music, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Pastoral Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Portuguese, Public Relations, Publishing and Book Trade, Real Estate, Religion, Religious Studies, Russian, Small Business, Social Psychology, Software Engineering, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Theology, Tourism, Toxicology, Vocational Education, Writing
Course/Programme : Distance Education Agrobiology, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Ethnology, Food Technology, Forestry, French, Geography, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Horticulture, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Insurance, Law, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Practice, Small Business, Theology
Faculty : Agriculture and Food Sciences Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Biology, Botany, Dietetics, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Forest Products, Microbiology, Nutrition, Soil Science, Zoology
Faculty : Arts Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, English, English Studies, Ethnology, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, Grammar, Greek (Classical), History, Information Sciences, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Portuguese, Public Relations, Russian, Spanish, Terminology, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
Faculty : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, E-Business/Commerce, Finance, Information Management, Information Sciences, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Occupational Health, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Gerontology, Surgery
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sports, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Faculty : Forestry, Goegraphy and Geomatics Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Management, Forestry, Geography, Meteorology, Rural Studies, Surveying and Mapping, Urban Studies, Wood Technology
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, Environmental Studies, International Law, Law, Notary Studies
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Community Health, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Ergotherapy, Gender Studies, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology
Faculty : Music Music, Music Education, Religious Music
Faculty : Nursing Cardiology, Community Health, Nursing
Faculty : Pharmacy Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Philosophy Ethics, Philosophy
Faculty : Planning, Architecture and Visual Arts Architecture, Art Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Regional Planning, Town Planning, Visual Arts
Faculty : Science and Engineering Actuarial Science, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Natural Sciences, Optics, Physical Engineering, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Software Engineering, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Clinical Psychology, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gerontology, Human Resources, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
Faculty : Theology and Religious Studies Classical Languages, Ethics, Hebrew, Oriental Languages, Pastoral Studies, Religious Studies, Sanskrit, Theology
Institute : International Studies International Studies
Research Division : Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics, Agronomy
Research Division : Algebric Mathematics Calculation Mathematics
Research Division : Brain, Behaviour and Neuropsychiatry Behavioural Sciences, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Research Division : Cancer Oncology
Research Division : Catalysis and Interfaces Properties Organic Chemistry
Research Division : Concrete Technology Building Technologies
Research Division : Energy Metabolism Physiology
Research Division : Finite Element Methods Engineering, Mathematics
Research Division : Forestry Biology Forest Biology
Research Division : Geomatics Surveying and Mapping
Research Division : Health Respiratory Health Sciences
Research Division : Horticulture Horticulture
Research Division : Infectiology Epidemiology
Research Division : Language Planning Linguistics, Modern Languages
Research Division : Languages, Arts and Popular Francophone Traditions of North America Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Folklore, French Studies, Modern Languages
Research Division : Macromolecules Sciences and Engineering Molecular Biology
Research Division : Milk Science and Technology Dairy, Technology
Research Division : Molecular Endocrinology and Oncology Endocrinology, Oncology
Research Division : Network Organisation Technologies Computer Networks, Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Optics, Photonics and Laser Laser Engineering, Optics
Research Division : Oral Ecology Oral Pathology
Research Division : Protein, Function and Structure Engineering Physical Engineering
Research Division : Psychosocial Inadaptation of the Child Child Care and Development, Educational Psychology
Research Division : Quebec Literature and Culture Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Literature
Research Division : Quebec Oceanographic Research Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Quebec Studies Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences
Research Division : Regional Planning and Development Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Town Planning
Research Division : Rehabilitation and Social Integration Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Work
Research Division : Reproduction Biology Embryology and Reproduction Biology
Research Division : Research and Intervention on Academic Success Educational Sciences
Research Division : Risk, Economic Policies and Employment Economics, Finance
Research Division : Training and Teaching Professions Teacher Trainers Education, Teacher Training
Research Division : Violence Against Women and Family Violence Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Research Division : Youth and Families at Risk Social Work

General information

Alternative names UL
Université Laval
Founded 1852
Motto Deo favente haud pluribus impar
Colors red, gold

Location and contacts

Address 2325, rue de l'Université
Québec, Québec, G1V 0A6
City population 549,000

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