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The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a public liberal arts university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the sole university in the province. Founded in 1969, the enabling legislation is the University Act, R.S.P.E.I 2000.Approximately 252 permanent, 51 term faculty (includes 5 3M Teaching Award winners & 15 funded research chairs) .They have 4,555 full-time students which includes 4,251 as undergraduates and 304 as post graduates student.
Location & Facilities
UPEI's campus, located at the corner of Belvedere and University Avenues in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's capital city, is built on 134 acres (54 hectares) of land.
UPEI accommodates 434 students in three residences:
Bill and Denise Andrew Hall
Bernardine Hall. Although the hall is co-ed, one floor is female-only.
Recreation sports are an integral part of campus life, providing relief from the stress of daily academic commitments, improving personal fitness and well being, and providing an opportunity to make social contacts. This is free for full time students.
The Fitness Centre has a variety of equipments like MP3 Keiser Bicycles, Life Fitness Treadmills, Bicycles, Ellipticals Cross-Trainers and Stair climbers, rowers and Cybex Cross Trainers
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
University of Prince Edward Island is home to:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- School of Business
- School of Nursing
- Office of Graduate Studies
- Centre for Life-Long Learning
- Acadian Studies
- Arts Seminars
- Asian Studies
- Canadian Studies
- Catholic Studies
- Christian Studies
- Diversity and Social Justice Studies (DSJS)
- Environmental Studies
- Fine Arts
- Integrated Studies
- International Development
- Island Studies
- Modern Languages
- Music (BA, Major in)
- Music (Bachelor of)
- Music Education
- Political Science
- Print Journalism
- Religious Studies
- Social Studies of Science
- Theatre Studies
- UPEI First Year Experience
- University 100
- University Writing Minor
- Women's Studies (now DSJS)
- Master of Arts in Island Studies
It offers scholarships of over4.2Million Dollars. Students are advised to apply early as they could be eligible for an automatic entrance scholarship or award. To be considered for this the appllication along with the first-term transcripts, must reach on or before March 1.
UPEI awards over 300 entrance scholarships a year. For example UPEI awards the Inspiring Exellence Award valued at $1000 for all first year students entering UPEI with a cumulative average of 85%+ based on the five courses used in admission.
Bursaries are offered to students based on various criteria including residency, community service, and financial need.
Bursaries are usually offered mid-way through each academic semester and require an application.
Three intakes -
Summer Session - May & September,January
With September being the major intake.
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