Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores


Deadlines


Regular
January 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

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
31%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Production Operations, Other
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Crop Production
  • Dairy Husbandry and Production
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • Greenhouse Operations and Management
  • Horticultural Science
  • International Agriculture
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Livestock Management
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Plant Sciences, Other
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Soil Sciences, Other

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Canadian Studies
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Physiology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary School Administration/Principalship
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • American Literature (Canadian)
  • Creative Writing
  • English Composition
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Romanian Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • International/Global Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Museology/Museum Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Resources Production and Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Forest Technology/Technician
  • Forestry, General
  • Forestry, Other
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Canadian Government and Politics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Piano and Organ
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Voice and Opera


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

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
31%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

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 Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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.

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

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.

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%

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

32,486
Size

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