Vancouver Island University Rankings

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In the World#2145 of 14178
In North America#660 of 2629
In Canada#55 of 101
In British Columbia#8 of 16
In Nanaimo#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
16,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Master
Website
viu.ca
Languages
English

Publications & Citations

Publications
645
Citations
8,694

Vancouver Island University majors

by publication count

Biology
102
Sociology
59
Psychology
55
Geography
44
Political science
44
Economics
41
Chemistry
39
Medicine
39
Environmental science
38
Business
34
Mathematics
27
Art
24
Computer science
20
History
13
Geology
11
Physics
11
Engineering
8
Philosophy
6
Materials science
4

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geography12301,284
Political science1525345
History155133
Economics2094479
Business2261453
Art23786
Geology2459154
Sociology2540148
Medicine26161,557
Environmental science2826301
Biology28621,875
Philosophy29592
Mathematics3078432
Psychology3390392
Engineering407578
Chemistry4131362
Physics422929
Computer science509458
Materials science57323

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
200616
2007433
2008947
200927104
201036140
201135286
201237393
201349556
201443687
201552766
201663792
201772808
201860825
2019621123
2020721404

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or equivalent. TOEFL test for foreign students with score of min. 550
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Enrollment16,000
Full time employee2,000
Student:staff ratio8:1

Tuition

International studetnsMBA program: 31,500.00 (CAD)
Local studetnsUndegraduate:136.51 per semester credit hour; MBA program: 19,632.35 (CAD)

Vancouver Island University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences++
Maîtrise/Master's DegreeBusiness Administration, Education, Educational Administration, Leisure Studies, Parks and Recreation, Special Education

General info

Alternative namesVIU
Founded1969
WikipediaVancouver Island University
AccreditationAssociation of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
MottoLove where you learn
Colorsblue, green
Affiliations and membershipsUniversities Canada (UC)
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Canadian University Press (CUP)

Location and Contacts

Address900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 5S5
Canada
City population84,000
Phone+1 (250) 740 6315
Fax+1 (250) 740 6472

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