University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is also called UBC and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is home to more than 48,000 students who earn degrees or titles in fields that include Arts, Business, Science, Architecture, and Economics.

UBC was established in 1908, although the university was proposed in 1877. Its original location was not yet specified. The school was affiliated successfully with Victoria and Vancouver high schools, along with McGill University. The original site was in Point Gray, but building plans were postponed due to economic difficulties. The college absorbed McGill University in 1915. 

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, University of British Columbia is positioned as the #47 top university in the world, which makes it the #3 top university in Canada. The university's global rank decreased by 1 point from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #47 #3
University Name University of British Columbia
Acronym UBC
Year Established 1908
Motto Tuum Est
Motto in English It is up to you
Colors Gold and blue


Address 1200 - 1874 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone +1 (604) 822 8999
Fax +1 (604) 822 9888
Website University of British Columbia Website
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Programs and Courses

Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
Arts & Humanities n/a
Business & Social Sciences n/a n/a n/a n/a
Engineering n/a
Language & Cultural Studies n/a
Medicine & Health n/a
Science & Technology n/a

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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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