University of Victoria: Narrative Description
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA M-11
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2
Web Site: http://www.uvic.ca/
Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 380-acre suburban campus with easy access to Vancouver. Research spending 2003-04: $59 million. Total enrollment: 18,714. Faculty: 698 (664 full-time, 34 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 7,589 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 10,418 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 5,492 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 13 provinces and territories, 92 other countries, 13% from out-of province, 28% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Canadian University Student Exchange Consortium. Study abroad program.
Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, audition, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/30, 2/28 for early action. Notification: continuous, 5/1 for early action.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $100 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $4239 full-time, $282 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $586 full-time, $586 per year 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. College room and board: $5790. College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $12,495 full-time.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Major annual events: President's Welcome Barbecue, Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Week of Welcome. 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. 2,400 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. McPherson Library plus 4 others with 1.8 million books, 2.5 million microform titles, 14,000 serials, 17,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $13 million. 400 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.
The university is located in the suburban Gordon Head area of Greater Victoria. It is a 10-minute drive from downtown Victoria and is easily accessible by car, bus, and bicycle. Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, boasts magnificent legislative buildings and a downtown which has been developed to retain its turn-of-the-century architecture and historic landmarks. The city is a thriving center of artistic activity, offering the exceptional Royal British Columbia Museum, several art galleries, a symphony orchestra, an opera company and several professional theatre companies. Greater Victoria has a population of 270,000. The regional economy is based on government, tourism, the University, and growing service, high technology, and clean manufacturing sectors.
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