# R-Score

The R-Score (*cote R*) is a calculation of Quebec college students’ grades used by the province’s universities when they consider applicants for admissions.

Here are a few things about Marianopolis and the R-Score.

Two thirds of Marianopolis graduates had an R-Score above 30 and a fourth of all our 2019 graduates had an R-Score above 34 when they applied for university admissions. To put these impressive statistics in context, an R-Score of 30.66 was needed to be granted an interview at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in 2019; that figure was 34.92 for McGill’s Faculty of Medicine.

Marianopolis students tend to have the highest average R-Scores in the province and the most R-Scores above 34.

More than ever, coming to Marianopolis will help, not hurt your R-Score. That is because since February 2018 the R-Score is being calculated in a new way that is even more accurate and fair to students in courses with other strong students. The new calculation boosts your R-Score precisely because at Marianopolis you are surrounded by strong students, who had good grades in high school.

What is most important is that, Marianopolis students are accepted into their first-choice program at their first-choice university at a rate that is higher than that of students at other colleges.

The first-term pass rate of Marianopolis students is far higher than that of students at all other Montreal colleges. Overall, students do better at Marianopolis regardless of their incoming high school average. Plus, no other college comes close to the on-time graduation rate of Marianopolis students.

Here is data from each program showing how coming to Marianopolis helps you get into your university of first choice.

Arts and Science

Arts, Literature and Communication

Liberal Arts

Science

Social Science