Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
January 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
50 - 99
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Aquaculture
Archeology
Architecture
Art Education
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Business Education
Canadian Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication Disorders
Computer Engineering
Counseling
Creative Writing
Dental Hygiene
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
English Composition
English Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Experimental Pathology
Finance
Food Science
Forestry
French
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology
German
Health Administration
Home Economics
Human Resources Management
International Business
International Relations
International Studies
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Library Science
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Mathematics
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology
Mineral Engineering
Modern Greek
Museum Studies
Music Education
Music History
Natural Resources Conservation
Naval Architecture
Neurobiology
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Oceanography
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science
Psychology
Real Estate
Recreation Management
Religious Studies
Russian
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asia Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Sports Management
Statistics
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology Education
Theatre
Urban Planning
Voice
Women's Studies
Zoology

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert Mundell
Winner of Nobel Prize

John Turner
Former Prime Minister

Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister

Bjarni Tryggvason
Astronaut

Ben Heppner
Opera Singer

William Gibson
Author

Joe Schlessinger
Broadcaster

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Jan 31

Required Forms

School

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Other
Provincial scholarships and grants are available for Canadian citizens permanent residents of Canada. International students are eligible for modest merit awards. No application is necessary for merit-based awards. International students of outstanding academic merit and personal accomplishment who would otherwise not have the means to attend university may be nominated for awards, of which a limited number are awarded annually of between $ 15 , 000 -$ 35 , 000 , depending on means. These awards are by nomination only (deadline for nominations January 31 ). Athletic scholarships are available for outstanding athletes, at head coach discretion in accordance with CIS rules.

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
32,486
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
144

Demographics

55% female
45% male
69% are full time
31% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
71

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
7

3% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Thunderbirds)
15 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Rugby
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Thunderbirds)
13 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Rugby
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: UBC Access & Diversity: http://www.students.ubc.ca/access/gender.cfm Student-run club: www.prideubc.com/content Positive Space Campaign: http://www.positivespace.ubc.ca

Minority Support Groups: Access and Diversity Office: http://students.ubc.ca/access First Nations House of Learning: http://www.longhouse.ubc.ca

Sustainability

In 1997, the University of British Columbia became Canada’s first university to adopt a sustainable development policy, and the first to establish a Sustainability Office. In 2010, UBC reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by espousing two main goals: turn campus into a living laboratory, and consolidate UBC's role as an agent for change for sustainability in the community. UBC is a signatory to the Talloires Declaration and a member of the Founding Circle of the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge.” It has integrated sustainability into its vision statement and strategic plan and formed a Presidents’ Advisory Council on Sustainability. UBC has one of the most ambitious plans for reduction of GHG emissions of any institution of its size, with a target emissions reduction from 2007 levels of 33 percent by 2015, 67 percent by 2020, and 100 percent by 2050. The university currently reduces carbon emissions by 14,000 tons annually. UBC recently finished a capital upgrade campaign that rebuilt or retrofitted nearly 300 buildings on campus to increase energy and water efficiency and reduce emissions. All new construction is required to achieve LEED Gold. 2012 began the start of an $85 million five-year project to replace the Vancouver campus steam heating system with a more efficient hot water system. UBC’s dining services exclusively serves local eggs, poultry and milk. More than 350 sustainability-related courses are offered by the university. There are more than thirty-five student sustainability groups, including Sustainability Ambassadors, UBC Student Environment Center, UBC Sustainability Pledge, and Sustainability Residence Leaders.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
48%
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
International Student Recruitment Office

Address
1200 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC

Phone
604-822-8999


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Koerner Library
Museum of Anthropology
Chan Centre
Student Union Building
Barber Learning Centre
Many other places of interest, including the Botanic Garden, Beaty Museum of Diversity, Nitobe Garden, etc.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
City of Vancouver
Granville Market
Whistler Village
The City of Vancouver hosted to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games & Paralympics. Among many sports venues of interest is the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre Arena on the UBC Vancouver campus. http://www.thunderbirdarena.ubc.ca

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri
8:30am - 4:00pm
604-822-8999

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
contact coach: see http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/staff_directory.asp

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
UBC campus is well-served by public transit. Closest airport: Vancouver International

Driving Instructions to Campus
UBC is signposted, follow west along 4th 10th, 16th, or 49th Avenues

Local Accommodations
On campus: http://www.ubcconferences.com Ample accommodation in City of Vancouver in all price ranges
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Key Stats

Applicants
32,486
Size
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists