University of British Columbia

34 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
37 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

Since 1915, our motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world. As a result, UBC students, faculty and staff continue to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. UBC encourages bold thinking, curiosity and initiative, so you can realize your greatest potential.

With sixteen faculties, eighteen schools and two colleges, UBC faculty and staff members are creating learning opportunities that challenge over 65,000 students from more than 150 countries to excel and foster positive change throughout the world. With over $600 million in research funding each year, UBC researchers are working with industry, university and government partners to advance knowledge and create countless new products, treatments and services.

UBC has two campuses — one in Vancouver and the other in Kelowna in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.  Also in Vancouver are UBC Robson Square, the UBC Learning Exchange and the Centre for Digital Media. We provide clinical education to Faculty of Medicine students at over 80 training sites across British Columbia. In addition, UBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong and Liaison Office in New Delhi, India facilitate teaching and research partnerships and support international alumni engagement.

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Key statistics

  • 52,108
    Number of FTE Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 18.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 32%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings