History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1843, Bishop’s University was formerly known as Bishop’s College was established by the Act of the Canadian Parliament. The land for the institute was donated by Lt. Colonel William Morris situated in Quebec. Bishop’s University has affiliations with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), International Association of Universities (IAU), Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF), and Maple League of Universities. According to Maclean’s Magazine, Bishop’s University ranks at #1 in Canada for Student Satisfaction for 4 consecutive years and is also the first Most Recommended University in Canada by the Students.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The institute has only one campus situated in Sherbrooke, Canada nestled among the beautiful forests, farms and rivers in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships. Bishop’s University spans a 40 acres campus and in the recent years, has exponentially grown to a 550 acres campus. The campus has about 25 buildings, two libraries, two theatres, labs, a Historic chapel, a Music recital hall, athletic facilities, a recreation center, a duck pond, a wildlife refuge, and an outdoor pool. Bishop’s University offer over 100 courses with the help of its five faculties, i.e., Williams School of Business, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Social Sciences, and School of Education. Bishop's University provides Bachelor's, Master's, minors, and Diploma programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Bishop’s University is among the top 10% institutions situated in Canada, North America providing excellent education and a supportive atmosphere for students. Bishop’s University has been the most recommended university by students in Canada. According to the Maclean’s Magazine, Bishop’s University is also the #1 in Canada for Course Instructors, Experiential Learning, Student Satisfaction, Extracurrrcular Activities, Student Life, and #3 for Residence Living. The notable alumni are Norman Webster, a Journalist, Steve De Eyre – Head of Public Policy, Amazon, and Linton Carter, an Chief Development Officer of UNICEF, Canada.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Bishop’s University has over 2,800 students on campus out of which 2,300 are full-time and more than 200 are part-time. The institute provides a perfect atmosphere for students to study, learn and explore their passions. The institute has a very secure and warm atmosphere for all of its students. There are over 850 international students on-campus. The male-to-female student ratio is 42:58 at Bishop’s University. Some of the companies that visit Bishop's University for internships or placements are Amazon, Novartis, and CGI.