The University of British Columbia: Narrative Description

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2075 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: (604)822-2211; Fax: (604)822-3599; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: 1,000-acre urban campus. Endowment: $592,292. Total enrollment: 41,019. Faculty: (1,970 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 21,552 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 20,447 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 9,091 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 31 provinces and territories, 127 other countries, 10% from out-of province, 23% live on campus. Retention: 91% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canadian University Student Exchange Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.6 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 2/28. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $3459 full-time, $115.30 per credit part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $542 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $605 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6000. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $16,260 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Ski and Board Club, Dance Club, AIESEC Club, UBC Film Society, Varsity Outdoors Club. Major annual events: Storm the Wall, Dragon Boat Racing, Arts County Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour desk attendants in residence halls. 5,500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Walter C. Koerner Library plus 9 others with 4 million books, 4.9 million microform titles, 26,016 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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