HEC Montreal

Montreal, QC

HEC Montreal is a public comprehensive higher education institution located in Montreal, QC and set in an urban environment. Its campus spans 9 acres. This institution follows a trimester-based calendar. It has an acceptance rate of 78%. The freshman retention rate at HEC Montreal is 96% and the six-year graduation rate is 87%.

For freshmen, the application deadline for this school is March 1. Read more about what HEC Montreal has to offer based on the most recent data this institution has reported.

Quick Facts


Total Number of Undergraduate Students


Acceptance Rate


Student to Faculty Ratio


Graduation Rate


Knowing as much as possible about the school's criteria for admission increases your chances of getting admitted. Here are the most important information you have to know about admission at HEC Montreal.

In 2022, the school accepted 2,359 new students. Looking at entrance difficulty level for all or most incoming freshmen, based on data self-reported by the institution this school is moderately difficult to get into.


Be sure to apply to this school by March 1.


Acceptance Rate

Retention Rate

The freshman retention rate is the percentage of college or university first-year students who return for their sophomore year. This piece of data is important as it can reveal to the prospective students how many freshmen liked the school enough to return to it as sophomores.

As reported in 2022, the freshman retention rate for HEC Montreal was 96%, which is an outstanding retention rate only the most prestigious institutions achieve.

The graduation rate is another indicator to take into account. This metric measures how efficiently students complete their degrees within a specific time period. At this academic institution, the proportion of students graduating in six years is 87%, which is considered an above-average graduation rate.

Student Body

Figuring out which school is the right fit for you is not a task you should take lightly. You can get a better insight into a school's culture and life by finding out more about its student body.

Main Student Body

In 2022, the institution had an enrollment of 14,919 students.

That year, the school had an out-of-state student body percentage of 0.36.

Student Population Gender Ratio

With a coeducational student body, the school had 3,925 male and 3,657 female full-time students in 2022. This school had 1,023 full-time graduate male and 1,121 full-time graduate female students at this school.


Financial planning for school is one of the most important things to think about before you apply. Here are some data on the expenses that most students at this school have.

Tuition and Fees

If you were wondering how much the tuition cost for HEC Montreal is, here are some recent data that will come in handy.

Tuition fees for area resident were CAN$2,881, as reported by public county or municipal institutions. Tuition fees were CAN$8,991.9 for students coming from a different state. If you are an international student at HEC Montreal, you should know that the 2022 tuition was CAN$29,870.1. Fees per academic year required of full-time students summed up to CAN$1,695.8 in 2022.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $8,992 $1,696 $10,687
In-State $2,881 $1,696 $4,576

Books and Supplies

The estimated price of books and supplies for a college or university should also be taken into account as another significant financial element. The cost of books and supplies for full-time students of this school is estimated at about CAN$1,000.


Before you apply to a college or university, you should, among other things, think about the price of a dorm room and cafeteria meals. What do schools typically charge for room and board?

At HEC Montreal, the 2022 annual cost of room and board (on campus) was CAN$4,020.

Tuition $ 2,881
Room and Board $ 4,020
Book and Supplies $ 1,000
Total Expense $ 7,901

Financial Aid

Getting some financial support in forms of grants, loans, scholarships or work-study programs can be vital for completing your studies. If you are interested in finding out more about need-based and non-need-based aid at HEC Montreal, here are some recent data you should take into consideration.

The average financial aid package awarded to students added up to CAN$8,400.


Financial aid that a student can receive if they are determined to have financial need and meet other eligibility requirements is known as need-based aid.

There were 1,300 students who secured need-based financial aid of any kind. Need-based college-administered scholarship and grant aid at HEC Montreal is available to international students. The overall number of students (including freshmen) who were determined to have financial need came to be 2,100.

Non-Need Based

Any financial aid given to a student who does not meet the requirements for need-based aid is considered non-need-based aid. The most popular forms of non-need-based financial aid for students are loans and grants, like Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, and the Teacher Education Access for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant.

The total amount of institutional scholarships and awards that were not based on financial need was CAN$1,076,800. This includes endowment, alumni, other institutional awards, and also external funds awarded by the institution, but doesn't include athletic aid and tuition waivers. CAN$137,400 was the amount that the students at this institution got from external sources (like Kiwanis and National Merit).



Student to Faculty Ratio

The student-to-faculty ratio can tell you a lot about the teaching resources a school provides for its students.

In 2022, this ratio at HEC Montreal was 20:1. That means that there were 20 times more students than teachers at this school. The faculty of this school consists of 312 members, according to the most recent data reported. Out of that number, there were 521 men and 298 women.

Student Population Diversity Graph


Campus Life

Not everything at HEC Montreal is about learning and grades: campus life is an essential part of your educational experience. Find out some details about campus life at HEC Montreal.

Student Organizations

Student organizations are run by students of an institution, and its membership typically consists exclusively of current students and/or alumni.

The number of student organizations and groups with open membership at this school is 31. Other popular student organizations at this school are AEHEC (BBA Students'; Association) and AEMBA (MBA Students' Association).

You have a talent for media and communication? HEC Montreal publishes its own newspaper.

Student Services

At HEC Montreal, there are many amenities that make life on campus comfortable and safe.

There are emergency phone and alarm devices available around the clock. There is a round-the-clock security patrol. This school has a health clinic with personal/psychological counseling. All in all, campus life at HEC Montreal is rich and vibrant and provides everything most students need.

Career Services

Having career services at a college or university can mean a great deal for your career planning, so find out what you can expect at HEC Montreal.

Career Counselling

At HEC Montreal, there is both group career counseling for all students and individual career counseling for all students. There are a library, a job bank, and job fairs. Job interviews are also available to students through the career center. The career center offers resume preparation and resume referral to employers. There is campus employer recruitment for all the students. This school offers alumni networking opportunities, which could be excellent for your future career. Individual job placement is available to all students at this school.

Job Placement

Finding out some information about the expected post-graduation salary can help you decide if a particular school suits your career objectives.

The starting salary for graduates employed within six months of graduating at this school averages 67,042 CAD.


Average Starting Salary After 6 Months of Graduation


HEC Montreal is located in Montreal, QC.

HEC Montreal offers need-based college-administered scholarship and grant aid to international students.

The most recent reported acceptance rate for HEC Montreal is 78%.

The most recent data indicate that the freshman retention rate for HEC Montreal is 96%.

Contact Information

HEC Montreal,

3000, chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine

Montreal, QC

H3T 2A7

514 340-6000

Data Source: IPEDS and Peterson's Databases © 2023 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved. Portions of this content were co-written with OpenAI's GPT-3.5 model.

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