People choose Laval University because:
- Its research programs in the fields of neuroscience, optics/photonics, lasers, geomatics, genomics, environmental studies and classics have gained particular recognition.
- More than 500 educational programs are offered.
- It has 42,500 students.
- Its vast campus is made up of buildings, green spaces and wooded areas.
- It has a vibrant cultural, sporting and social life.
There are four other post-secondary institutions in Quebec City and the surrounding region, all of which are affiliated with the University of Quebec, a public university network serving the entire province: the Lévis campus of the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR), the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) and TELUQ, the distance education branch of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).