University of British Columbia: Statistics

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#27 of 14,131 In the World
#23 of 2,597 In North America
#2 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 16 In British Columbia
#1 of 3 In Vancouver
#2 of 1,202 For Media Studies
Top10 For 14 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate53%
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
Student:staff ratio4:1

We've calculated the 53% 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 237,929 scientific papers published and 7,792,745 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Genetics, and Psychology.


University of British Columbia majors

by publication & citation count

142,858 / 5,414,424
121,650 / 4,319,323
103,299 / 4,021,174
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
102,264 / 3,002,700
92,245 / 2,880,889
Computer Science
89,478 / 3,128,423
Environmental Science
88,073 / 2,973,210
85,053 / 2,720,790
71,817 / 3,077,111
69,671 / 2,503,829
66,014 / 2,937,640
54,642 / 2,098,323
Quantum and Particle physics
51,154 / 1,572,278
Political Science
48,542 / 1,274,194
48,027 / 1,714,068
47,850 / 1,430,633
45,750 / 1,535,037
45,499 / 1,232,011
Geography and Cartography
44,962 / 1,380,129
Organic Chemistry
43,984 / 1,613,687
43,463 / 1,200,085
39,898 / 1,444,041
39,423 / 1,500,852
Materials Science
37,432 / 1,167,605
37,201 / 1,329,921
33,547 / 1,131,969
31,563 / 1,201,674
30,596 / 877,768
29,563 / 729,314
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
28,141 / 867,981
28,113 / 1,158,785
26,918 / 728,523
24,752 / 1,059,707
24,454 / 694,115
Public Health
23,460 / 900,861
22,402 / 665,765
Optical Engineering
21,615 / 717,771
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
20,738 / 657,563
20,252 / 780,875
17,929 / 669,510

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1976 19475
1991 2038 21790
1992 2315 25058
1993 2473 25928
1994 2438 29431
1995 2432 33232
1996 2678 35539
1997 2793 39632
1998 2802 45011
1999 2994 51352
2000 2984 57848
2001 3027 63503
2002 3269 72790
2003 3631 83970
2004 4167 95307
2005 4639 111921
2006 5415 128877
2007 6025 148811
2008 6512 172065
2009 6841 197828
2010 7554 223043
2011 7793 253325
2012 8423 293072
2013 8748 330215
2014 9264 363410
2015 9947 394130
2016 10132 410290
2017 10729 448204
2018 10939 457946
2019 11827 523787
2020 13229 621249
2021 15977 777436
2022 12517 721561
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 52)
    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 serving as the 23rd and current prime minister of Canada since 2015 and leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. Trudeau is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history after Joe Clark; he is also the first to be the child of a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau.

  2. Evangeline Lilly

    Evangeline Lilly
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1979-.. (age 44)
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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.

  3. Tenzin Gyatso

    Tenzin Gyatso
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1935-.. (age 88)

    The 14th Dalai Lama, and known to the Tibetan people as Gyalwa Rinpoche, is the current Dalai Lama, also 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.

  4. Grace Park

    Grace Park
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of British Columbia
    Studied psychology
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    Grace Park is an American-Canadian actress and model, known for her roles in the science-fiction series Battlestar Galactica, as Shannon Ng in the Canadian teen soap opera series Edgemont, as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the police procedural Hawaii Five-0, and as Katherine Kim in A Million Little Things.

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 631,000

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