The University of British Columbia

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University Overview

Established in 1908, The University of British Columbia is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Vancouver (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution also has a branch campus in Kelowna. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training of British Columbia, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. The University of British Columbia (UBC) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 112 years old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UBC 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 UBC
Founded 1908
Motto Tuum Est
It is up to you
Colours Gold and blue

University Location

Address 2329 West Mall
Vancouver
V6T 1Z4 British Columbia
Canada
Tel +1 (604) 822 8999
Fax +1 (604) 822 9888
Other locations Kelowna

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver V6T 1Z1
(604) 822 3014
(877) 272 1422

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The University of British Columbia'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

1908


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Library Association (ALA), Committee on Accreditation
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (U15)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Universitas 21 (U21)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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