British Columbia is a public university located in Canada. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,908 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the British Columbia acceptance rate is 65%.
University of British Columbia Reviews
Rating 3.58 out of 5 529 reviews
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UBC lies outside the exciting and world-famous city of Vancouver. The expansive and beautiful campus is surrounded by the lush temperate rainforests typical of the northwest, with the ocean lying just beyond. This land that the campus sits on traditionally belongs to the Musqueam people, a fact the administration has begun to explicitly acknowledge in recent years. Before coming to UBC from the USA I had never before heard a land acknowledgement, but is a sign of the university's commitment to inclusivity and truthfulness. Although I am only a semester into my first year (all online), I love UBC. My professors are inspiring, the administration is steadfast, my peers are diverse, and opportunities are everywhere.
Despite everything being online, UBC has made my first year of college the most bearable it can be. My professors are passionate and knowledgeable, and keep with the tune of the overall administration which stresses student wellbeing in these strange times. Each professor seems to have evaluated how to best conduct their classes; because of this my classes lack uniformity in how they are set up, but each professor's method serves their class in the best way possible. Disregarding academics, there are free online resources, webinars, and services available to aid in mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. I believe that the school and its teachers have done their best to continue providing high quality education in the time of COVID-19 while keeping the safety of its students and staff a priority.
I've just completed first year and so far it's been amazing! The campus is beautiful, the students are eager and friendly, and everything is nicely organized on Canvas. I lived on residence and that too has been really nice - although the quality is questionable, there are many food options especially as a vegan and many nice places to study.