Vancouver Island University

country rank  40
world rank  1155

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University Overview

Established in 1969, Vancouver Island University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nanaimo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Duncan, Parksville, Powellriver. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 years old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, 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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University Identity

Name
Acronym VIU
Founded 1969
Motto Love where you learn
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo
V9R 5S5 British Columbia
Canada
Tel +1 (250) 740 6315
Fax +1 (250) 740 6472
Other locations Duncan, Parksville, Powellriver

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo V9R 5S5
(250) 740 6315

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Vancouver Island University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training of British Columbia


Year of first Accreditation

1936


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation Canada (CDAC)
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (NCASN)
  • Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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