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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Overview

Established in 1981, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Surrey (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 36 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Acronym KPU
Founded 1981
Motto Through Tireless Effort, Knowledge, and Understanding
Colours Red and white
Screenshot Kwantlen Polytechnic University Screenshot
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Location


Address 12666-72nd Avenue
Surrey
V3W 2M8 British Columbia
Canada
Population range 250,000-499,999
Phone +1 (604) 599 2000
Fax +1 (604) 599 2449
Other locations Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale
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Course Levels and Areas of Studies


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Pre-Bachelor degrees
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Master degrees
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Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) Not reported
International students 10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro) Not reported

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Kwantlen Polytechnic University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 12666-72nd Avenue
Surrey V3W 2M8
Phone +1 (604) 599 2000

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None
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Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Kwantlen Polytechnic University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation and Recognition

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition Accreditation Seal

Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia


Year of first Accreditation

1981


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Kwantlen Polytechnic University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
  • Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)


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