Kwantlen University College: Narrative Description

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1266 72nd Ave.
Surrey, BC, Canada V3W 2M8
Tel: (604)599-2100
Admissions: (604)599-2018
Fax: (604)555-2068
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Province-supported, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (profile includes information from Langley, Richmond, Newton and Surrey campuses). Setting: urban campus with easy access to Vancouver. Endowment: $4.6 million. Total enrollment: 13,600. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 35:1. 12,000 applied. Full-time: 9,600 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,000 students, 58% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 other countries, 26% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, portfolio, external testing, certain levels of certification (i.e. - first aid). Application deadlines: 6/30, 5/30 for nonresidents, 2/28 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 6/30, 5/30 for nonresidents, 3/31 for early decision. Preference given to students residing in all catchment area and apply for Bachelor in science for nursing.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40 Canadian dollars. Tuition and fee charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $3210 full-time, $107 per credit part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $373 full-time, $5.67 per credit part-time, $42 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. International student tuition: $10,200 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: academic clubs, Rowing Club, Cultural Diversity Club, Buddy Language Club. Major annual events: Welcome to Kwantlen Days, Kwantlen Eagles basketball games and tournaments, Majors Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Kwantlen University College Library - Surrey Campus plus 2 others with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.4 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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