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Is My Cote R Enough for Law School?

Here are the Cote R admission statistics for law-related undergraduate (Baccalauréat) programs in Quebec Universities (as of February 2021).
Is My Cote R Enough for Law School?

For those who are applying for college/university in Quebec in 2021-2022, the Cote R (R-score) is the primary indicator of academic performance used by universities throughout the province.

Law/Droit are among the hardest programs to get into. However, applicants have a wide range of options to choose from as many major universities in the province offer law-related degrees. In 2019, McGill's Faculty of Law was ranked 20th in the world among the top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education.

It states that it employs a holistic admissions process for its law program, giving more weight to factors other than grades alone.  However, the average age of McGill's 2020 admitted class was 24. 182 were admitted from a pool of 1423 applicants, with 18% being directly admitted from CEGEP, according to the faculty's website.

McGill Law applicants are not required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), a standardized test required for admission to most North American law programs. It states that the faculty is a bilingual learning environment and does not want to disadvantage applicants who speaks French as their primary language. Graduates receive two law degrees: a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL). McGill Law has one of the most diverse cohorts in the province.

All Cote Rs are directly extracted from the respective university's official website and are based on applicants in 2020. For incoming applicants, it is highly recommended to rigorously research your desired programs and concentrations. The following list should only serve as a general guide for further individual research.

McGill University

Law (Bachelor/Juris Doctor)

Lowest Cote R Accepted for Interview: 31.52

Average Cote R Accepted for Interview: 35.02

Economics

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

Political Science

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

International Development Studies

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

Environment & Development

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

Economics & Environment

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

Anthropology

Lowest Cote R Admitted: 25.80

Université de Montréal

Droit

Plus basse Cote R admise: 31,52

Sciences économiques

Plus basse Cote R admise: 22,00

Sciences politiques

Plus basse Cote R admise: 24,00

Études internationales

Plus basse Cote R admise: 27,69

Économie et politique

Plus basse Cote R admise: 22,00

Mathématiques et économie

Plus basse Cote R admise: 22,00

Communication et politique

Plus basse Cote R admise: 23,00

Criminologie (Baccalauréat)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 30,04

Criminologie (Majeure)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 24,04

Sécurité et études policières

Plus basse Cote R admise: 26,01

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Droit

Plus basse Cote R admise: 30,60

Droit social et du travail

Plus basse Cote R admise: 23,50

Relations internationales et droit international

Plus basse Cote R admise: 28,00

Gestion publique

Plus basse Cote R admise: 21,00

Communication, politique et société

Plus basse Cote R admise: 24,00

Université de Sherbrooke

Droit (Général)

Plus basse Cote R convoquée en entrevue: 29,50

Droit (Common Law)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 29,50

Droit (Sciences de la vie)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 30,00

Droit (Coopératif)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 33,10

Droit (MBA)

Plus basse Cote R admise: 30,40

Économique

Plus basse Cote R admise: 23,80

Études politiques appliquées

Plus basse Cote R admise: 20,20

Université Laval (à Québec)

Droit

Plus basse Cote R admise: 29,60

Affaires publiques et relations internationales

Plus basse Cote R admise: 28,61

Criminologie

Plus basse Cote R admise: 28,02

University of Ottawa (Ontario)

Common Law

Recommended overall average: ~ 80%

Credits

Statistics directly extracted from McGill University / Université de Montréal / Université du Québec à Montréal / Université de Sherbrooke / Université Laval / University of Ottawa's official website.

Cover photo by Kelly Lacy

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