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University of Northern British Columbia: Narrative Description


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Prince George, BC, Canada V2N 4Z9
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Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Endowment: $33.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $6.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6875 per student. Total enrollment: 3,664. Faculty: 177. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 922 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 1,997 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,220 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 11 provinces and territories, 17 other countries, 8% from out-of province, 8% Native American, 3% international, 31% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA. Required for some: essay. Application deadline: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room only charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Area resident tuition: $4030 full-time, $134 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $616 full-time, $4.50 per credit hour part-time, $119 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. College room only: $3926. Room charges vary according to housing facility. International student tuition: $12,089 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. 542 college housing spaces available; 541 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Geoffrey Weller Library with 617,236 books, 406,004 microform titles, 7,854 serials, 2,879 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.8 million. 300 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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