University of British Columbia: Statistics



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#28 of 14,131 In the World
#24 of 2,597 In North America
#2 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 16 In British Columbia
#1 of 3 In Vancouver
#2 of 1,385 For Media Studies
Top10 For 9 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate52%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April). Also Summer session (May-July; July-August)
Full time employee15,253

We've calculated the 52% acceptance rate for University of British Columbia based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of British Columbia is a world-class research university with 267,052 scientific papers published and 8,862,346 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Genetics, and Psychology.


University of British Columbia majors

by publication & citation count

162,160 / 6,224,718
138,128 / 4,972,623
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
118,977 / 3,684,100
116,926 / 4,575,274
105,447 / 3,468,092
Computer Science
104,441 / 3,714,042
Environmental Science
101,180 / 3,472,641
97,527 / 3,241,867
80,500 / 3,458,009
79,895 / 2,884,284
74,412 / 3,299,771
62,528 / 2,435,844
Quantum and Particle physics
59,799 / 1,933,646
Political Science
57,820 / 1,585,676
56,462 / 1,725,659
55,740 / 2,041,289
54,732 / 1,541,725
53,591 / 1,815,552
Geography and Cartography
52,277 / 1,616,625
Organic Chemistry
50,332 / 1,910,008
50,278 / 1,516,273
46,160 / 1,843,569
45,914 / 1,684,951
44,003 / 1,566,404
Materials Science
43,005 / 1,383,347
38,371 / 1,305,553
37,283 / 1,450,880
36,134 / 1,100,076
35,521 / 931,215
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
32,703 / 1,045,332
32,051 / 1,340,211
31,833 / 956,922
29,378 / 880,976
27,951 / 1,191,276
Public Health
27,351 / 1,063,923
25,985 / 840,427
Optical Engineering
25,252 / 864,129
24,020 / 950,979
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
23,711 / 758,661
20,804 / 810,098

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2206 24400
1992 2491 27888
1993 2543 28726
1994 2619 32558
1995 2582 36218
1996 2833 39075
1997 2906 43191
1998 3008 48635
1999 3138 55335
2000 3163 63201
2001 3236 68784
2002 4139 82217
2003 4199 94057
2004 4602 106005
2005 5124 122486
2006 6149 140915
2007 6545 163356
2008 6968 185338
2009 7410 214226
2010 8365 246143
2011 8585 278992
2012 8921 318143
2013 9526 357460
2014 9917 391807
2015 10537 420879
2016 10978 439911
2017 11382 462436
2018 12176 509852
2019 12859 564080
2020 14348 663332
2021 15248 746812
2022 13966 757905
2023 13499 754286
Academic rankings


Local studetns Undergraduate Degree programmes for Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents: 4,890.30-7,245.90 per annum. (CAD)

The University of British Columbia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of British Columbia.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Curriculum, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, English, Food Science, Forestry, International and Comparative Education, Medicine, Psychology

University of British Columbia alumni

  1. Justin Trudeau

    Justin Trudeau
    Born in
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    1971-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of British Columbia
    In 1998 graduated with Bachelor of Education
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    Justin Pierre James Trudeau is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015 and the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.

  2. Tenzin Gyatso

    Tenzin Gyatso
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1935-.. (age 89)

    The 14th Dalai Lama, known to the Tibetan people as Gyalwa Rinpoche, is, as the incumbent Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader and head of Tibet. He is considered a living Bodhisattva; specifically, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit, and Chenrezig in Tibetan. He is also the leader and a monk of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, formally headed by the Ganden Tripa. The central government of Tibet, the Ganden Phodrang, invested the Dalai Lama with temporal duties until his exile in 1959.

  3. Evangeline Lilly

    Evangeline Lilly
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1979-.. (age 45)
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    Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She gained popularity for her first leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC drama series Lost (2004–2010), which garnered her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

  4. Justin Chatwin

    Justin Chatwin
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1982-.. (age 42)
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Justin Chatwin is a Canadian actor. He began his career in 2001 with a brief appearance in the musical comedy Josie and the Pussycats. Following his breakthrough role as Robbie Ferrier in the blockbuster War of the Worlds (2005), Chatwin headlined studio films such as The Invisible (2007) and Dragonball Evolution (2009), an action-adventure feature based on the manga series Dragon Ball. In the 2010s, Chatwin acted in small independent films. He starred as rock star idol Bobby Shore in the sci-fi musical Bang Bang Baby (2014), which earned him a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and appeared in the romantic comedy Unleashed (2016), and drama Summer Night (2019).

All 100 notable alumni

University of British Columbia faculties and divisions

College : Health Disciplines Health Sciences, Public Health
College : Interdisciplinary Studies Applied Mathematics, Asian Studies, Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Studies, Fishery, Forest Economics, Gender Studies, Genetics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Oncology, Pacific Area Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Public Health, Regional Planning, Statistics, Women's Studies
Faculty : Applied Science Architecture, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nursing, Physical Engineering
Faculty : Arts Anthropology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Central European Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economics, English, Film, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Italian, Journalism, Linguistics, Museum Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Writing
Faculty : Commerce and Business Administration Accountancy, Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Sciences, Law, Marketing, Operations Research, Real Estate, Transport Management
Faculty : Continuing Studies Business Administration, Chinese, Cooking and Catering, Development Studies, English, French, French Studies, Health Administration, Italian, Japanese, Law, Management, Marketing, Multimedia, Psychology, Spanish, Technology
Faculty : Creative and Critical Studies Art History, Cultural Studies, English, French, Spanish, Visual Arts
Faculty : Dentistry Biological and Life Sciences, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Oral Pathology
Faculty : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Literacy Education, Physical Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Forestry Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry, Wood Technology
Faculty : Graduate Studies Adult Education, Agricultural Economics, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Film, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Germanic Studies, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Higher Education, History, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Hygiene, Immunology, Information Sciences, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Pacific Area Studies, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Technology Education, Theatre, Women's Studies, Writing, Zoology
Faculty : Land and Food Systems Agricultural Economics, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Food Science, Health Sciences, Nutrition, Soil Science, Zoology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Haematology, Immunology, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Midwifery, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodox Theology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Rheumatology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Immunology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
School : Arts and Sciences Biochemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies

General information

Alternative names UBC
Founded 1908
Motto Tuum Est
It is up to you
Colors gold, blue

Location and contacts

Address 2329 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4
City population 662,000

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