Why pay for private?
Thanks to the Congrégation de Notre-Dame’s tradition of inclusivity and understanding of education as transformative, Marianopolis is the only school of its kind with a century-old track record of educational excellence. Founded by this trailblazing order of nuns in 1908, we are proud of our heritage and our long-history of educating generations of motivated young people from all backgrounds who have helped transform Montreal and the world. As a private college, we offer personalized attention, excellent support services, expert faculty and unparalleled student life.
Our unique heritage and status as a private college add up to impressive statistics that no other Montreal college can touch. Far more of our students graduate on time than do students at public colleges. Every year, nine out of 10 of our students are accepted by their first-choice university, the vast majority to their first-choice program. Preparing students for the world’s prestigious universities is what we do best and we have been doing it for more than 100 years.
We offer a supportive atmosphere that other colleges cannot provide. Our classes are smaller than at public colleges. The staff and faculty we hire are dedicated to our students and are experts in their fields. From our academic advisors and our counsellors, to our financial aid staff to our student life animators, our staff are easy to reach and can be seen with or without an appointment. All Marianopolis employees know that their No. 1 purpose is to help our students succeed.
As for tuition, yes, we charge it. We are only partially funded by the government, and tuition is what allows us to provide an unparalleled educational experience. We also offer scholarships and other kinds of financial support, to approximately one out of five of our students.
We call all this “The Marianopolis Edge.” By that we mean that we give to our students the immense advantage of having been admitted to an excellent college where every person and every resource is dedicated to student success.