University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2019
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018

About University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Located in the spectacular landscape of Northern British Columbia, UNBC has been recognized nationally and internationally for outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore health, culture, business and the environment.

Canada’s Maclean’s magazine has ranked UNBC in the top 3 of the country’s best small universities for ten consecutive years. Internationally, the diversity of our student, staff and faculty has become a celebrated strength placing us in the top 4% of universities worldwide by Time Higher Education.

Guided by our motto “En Cha Huna” interpreted from the First Nations Dalkeh language as “respecting all forms of life” our educational approach is inclusive and collaborative - staff, faculty, alumni and community leaders are committed to student success. 

As a research-intensive university, one of top 50 in Canada, we are proud to create a culture of innovative thinking for our students, and share outcomes of our teaching and research with the world.  UNBC offers a full range of programs to international students such as English Language Studies,  Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. programs.

UNBC is a welcoming community, home to a friendly, social and supportive environment.  1 in 4 of our students receive a financial award from the $3 million in available scholarships and bursaries contributed by our generous donors.

Small class sizes, hands-on learning and fantastic outdoor recreation have made UNBC the top choice for post-secondary education for almost thirty years. As Canada’s Green University™, we are leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.

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Key statistics

  • 14.2
    No. of students per staff
  • 2,684
    Number of FTE Students
  • 60 : 40
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 9%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings