The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 top universities in the world and among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
UBC ranks number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. UBC’s research on climate change, use of energy and preparations for dealing with the consequences of climate change is world leading. UBC also ranks in the top three universities in the world for making a global impact through research, outreach and stewardship to address global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice.
Centered on two major campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, UBC hosts more than 66,500 students from Canada and more than 160 other countries. It holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning, offering innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
UBC advances learning and teaching by expanding opportunities outside the classroom. This includes informal educational settings and enriched learning opportunities such as co-op placements as well as international and community service learning.
Undergraduate students receive personalized support from Enrolment Services Professionals. A broad-based approach to admissions makes UBC the largest Canadian university to include non-academic criteria in its application process.
Pros: 1. Big and beautiful Campus 2. Best University in BC 3. Super fast WIFI Cons: 1. Hard to commute 2. Cost of living 3. Rain!!!!!