Why UPEI?

Located in the heart of historic Charlottetown, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) offers a wide variety of academic programs, a close-knit community, and a safe walkable campus for your student. Built on a reputation of excellence, UPEI’s small class sizes and supportive professors create an environment where students can not only succeed, but thrive.

Family and friends can trust that when challenges arise, UPEI’s wide array of support services are ready for students to connect with, including Academic Coaching, Advising, Personal Counselling, Accessibility Services and more. 

Welcoming and Inclusive Community

UPEI is a diverse and inclusive campus that promotes respect and safety to every person on campus. This tight knit community encourages student expression and fosters a healthy educational space. Students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national and international locations (70+ countries). Boasting an abundance of services, facilities and professional support, UPEI works hard to ensure every student has a fulfilling and rewarding experience.  

World Class Educational Opportunities 

UPEI’s 70+ programs propel students toward achieving their academic and professional goals, offering a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Home to multiple Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff. 

Access to Industry 

Positioned as the only university in Prince Edward Island, UPEI’s size and close relationships with local industry provide unique access to experiential education opportunities not found in larger places. Hands-on research experience, co-operative education placements, global exchange partnerships, and collaboration opportunities with local business offer UPEI students access to real-world problem-solving and the development of marketable skills. 

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