The University of British Columbia

country rank  2
world rank  29

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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 large city of Vancouver (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kelowna. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), 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 110 years old 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.

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 (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
V6T 1Z4 British Columbia
Canada
T +1 (604) 822 8999
F +1 (604) 822 9888
Other locations Kelowna

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver V6T 1Z1
+1 (604) 822 3014
877 272 1422

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to The University of British Columbia's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, 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)

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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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018