Bishop's University


About BU

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships region of the province of Quebec, Bishop’s is a unique English-language university that offers its students an undergraduate university experience like no other.

The BU difference

  • Bishop’s boasts some of the smallest class sizes in the country, and passionate, supportive professors who truly care about the success of their students. The result is that all BU students receive personalized attention and valuable support throughout their studies.
  • Bishop’s connects its students to an array of outstanding learning opportunities, including internships and exceptional training experiences. These opportunities enable students to strengthen their skills and obtain valuable professional experience, all while working to complete their studies.
  • Bishop’s creates a unique social environment for its students, one that fosters personal growth and development. This caring and supportive atmosphere nurtures students and helps transform them into confident and skilled leaders who are ready to make a difference in this world.

These elements, when combined, form the essence and the soul of the Bishop’s community.

BU at a glance

Location Bishop’s is located in the bilingual community of Lennoxville, a suburb of the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, located about 1.5 hours southeast of Montreal. The Eastern Townships region is known for offering a safe and welcoming atmosphere, exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, and a great quality of life. Campus Bishop’s University’s 550-acre campus features 25 buildings, including seven residences, two libraries, two theatres, outstanding classrooms, laboratories, athletic facilities, a sports and recreation centre that includes three gyms, an indoor pool and an 800-seat arena, a historic chapel, a music recital hall, and a daycare. A duck pond and wildlife refuge, 10 tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a golf course are also found on the campus. History Bishop’s University was founded as Bishop’s College in 1843, under the sponsorship of the Right Reverend G.J. Mountain, the Anglican Bishop of Quebec, with the assistance of a group of clergy and laymen from the Eastern Townships. In 1853, the University received a Royal Charter granting it the right to confer degrees. Bishop’s remained under the aegis of the Church of England until 1947, when the Corporation of the University was reconstituted as a nondenominational body. Since this time, Bishop’s University has welcomed students from all backgrounds, cultures and creeds. Faculty Bishop’s University boasts some of Canada’s best university professors. Our 115 full-time faculty members are involved in extensive research and publishing endeavours. However, they have chosen to work at Bishop’s because they love teaching and working with undergraduate students. We put great emphasis on personal contact between students and professors and favour small classes and frequent seminars, laboratories and tutorials. Alumni Bishop’s alumni groups are among the most cohesive and supportive in Canada. Our alumni branches are scattered around the world, and host events throughout the year for graduates and friends of the University. Academic profile Bishop’s is an English-language undergraduate university that offers a selection of more than 100 programs across 3 faculties and schools:

  • The Faculty of Arts and Science
  • The Williams School of Business
  • The School of Education

Programs Bishop’s University offers bachelor’s (B.A., B.B.A., B.Ed., and B.Sc.) and master’s (M.A., M.Ed., and M.Sc.) programs through three faculties. Class sizes Average size of:

  • 1st-year classes: 32
  • 2nd-year classes: 27
  • 3rd-year classes: 13
  • 4th-year classes: 6.5

Interesting facts

  • There are students enrolled from every Canadian province and territory, 22 states, and from 52 countries worldwide.
  • In the past 5 years, the University has seen a 40% increase in enrolment.
  • The average entering high school student in 2012 had an 84% average.
  • The average entering CEGEP student in 2012 had a 26 R-score.
  • Over 84% of our students are active in clubs, or varsity or intramural sports.
  • 96% of our students live within walking distance of campus.
  • 70% of our first-year students live in our on-campus residences.

Did you know? Over 19,000 individuals around the world proudly claim Bishop’s University as their alma mater. Go Bishop’s!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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