Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,289
Declined + 6,921
Total Received 25,210
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Public

39,652

undergraduate students

17,138

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 0965
ACT 5259

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Fun Facts

  • The Thunderbirds athletic teams of The University of British Columbia have won 105 national championships, more than any other university in Canada.
  • Among its research resources, The University of British Columbia has the largest mercury telescope in the world, the largest cyclotron particle accelerator in the world, and three real boreal forests.
  • The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at The University of British Columbia is housed in one of the world's greenest institutional buildings, which contributes more energy and water resources to the environment than it consumes.

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School Facts

The University of British Columbia, founded in 1908, is a coeducational, public institution. Programs are offered through 18 faculties, 14 schools, and three colleges. Its principal 1,000-acre campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 56,790
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AUCC (Assn. of Universities and Colleges of Canada)
•  AUCC (Associations of Universities and Colleges of Canada)

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Vancouver, CN

1,000-acre campus in Vancouver, British Columbia (population: 578,040). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. Branch campus in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The University of British Columbia
1200-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, CN V6T 1Z1

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $64
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,289
Declined + 6,921
Total Received 25,210

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kate Ross
Registrar
P: 604 822-9836
F: 604 822-6943

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
rugby
soccer
swimming
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA (Division I), Canadian Inter University Sport, Canada West Conference
Mascot
Thunderbird
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension
Anatomy
Animal Biology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Anthropology/Sociology
Applied Mathematics
Archaeology
Architecture
Archival Studies
Art History
Asian Area Studies
Asian Languages/Cultures
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Audiology/Speech Science
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biogeoscience
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Bioresource Engineering
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Management
Business Technology
Business/Computer Science
Canadian Studies
Cellular/Physiological Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Archaeology
Classical Studies
Classical/Near Eastern/Religious Studies
Classics
Cognitive Systems
Commerce
Commerce/Business Administration
Commerce/Economics
Community/Regional Planning
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Curriculum Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Dental Science
Dietetics
Earth/Environmental Science
Earth/Ocean Science
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Education
Educational Psychology/Special Education
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurship Management
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Experimental Medicine
Family Studies
Film
Film Production
Film Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
First Nations Languages/Linguistics
First Nations Studies
Fishery Resources
Food Science
Food/Environment
Food/Markets
Food/Nutrition
Forest Harvesting
Forest Resources Management
Forest Science
Forestry
French
French/Spanish
Freshwater Science
Gender/Race/Sexuality/Social Justice
General Science
General Studies
Genetic Counseling
Genetics
Geographical Sciences
Geography
Geography/Environmental Studies
Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences
Geophysics
German
Germanic Studies
Global Resource Systems
Health Care/Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Hispanic Studies
Hispanic/Italian Studies
History
Human Geography
Human Kinetics
Human Nutrition
Information/Technology/Operations
Integrated Engineering
Integrated Management
Integrated Science Studies
Interdisciplinary Arts/Performance
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Economics
International Relations
Journalism
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Health
Landscape Architecture
Language Education
Latin American Studies
Law
Library/Archival/Information Studies
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics
Medical Genetics
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Sciences
Medicine
Medieval Studies
Metallurgical Engineering
Metals/Materials Engineering
Microbiology/Immunology
Midwifery
Mining/Mineral Process Engineering
Modern European Studies
Molecular Biology
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Museum Studies
Music
Music Scholarship
Musical Composition
Musical Performance
Natural Resources Conservation
Near Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Therapy
Oceanography
Organization/Human Resources
Pathology/Lab Medicine
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacology/Therapeutics
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physical Education/Recreation
Physical Therapy
Physical/Health Education
Physics
Physiology
Planning
Plant Science
Plant Sciences
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Pulp/Paper Engineering
Real Estate
Rehabilitation Sciences
Religion/Literature/Arts
Religious Studies
Reproductive/Developmental Science
Reproductive/Developmental Sciences
Resource Management/Environmental Studies
Romance Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Software Systems
Soil Science
South Asian Languages
Spanish
Speech Science
Statistics
Theatre
Theatre Acting
Theatre Design/Production
Transportation/Logistics
United States Studies
Urban Forestry
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
Wood Science
Wood Science/Industry
Zoology
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Undergraduate

70%

39,652
students

Female
54%
21,443

Male
46%
18,209

Graduate

30%

17,138
students

Female
54%
9,313

Male
46%
7,825

undergraduateFull-time

74%

29,543
students

Female
55%
16,052

Male
45%
13,491

undergraduatePart-time

26%

10,109
students

Female
54%
5,391

Male
46%
4,718

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 31

Summer: January 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 143
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
The United States
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

International Student Recruitment Office
604 822-8999
askme@exchange.ubc.ca

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