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UBC's reputation moves up six spots to 25th in global ranking - Mar 14 2012

The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world's top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.

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The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses - Vancouver Campus and Okanagan Campus.
In recent years UBC has seen dramatic changes. Enrolment has grown from 31,000 students in 1995-96 to more than 50,000 today, with two main campuses situated in Vancouver on the Point Grey Peninsula (Vancouver campus) and in Kelowna (Okanagan campus). In addition, UBC has a downtown presence in Vancouver at UBC Robson Square and at the Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC), located just southeast of the downtown Vancouver core. The latter is a collaboration between UBC, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
UBC plays a vital role in the cultural, social, and economic development of our regions and our country, as well as at home. With a total economic impact of $10 billion in local income and over 39,700 jobs, UBC contributes strongly to the economy of the province and Canada. UTown@UBC is growing on the Vancouver campus, bringing lively residential, social and cultural diversity to a more complete community. Public attractions include the Museum of Anthropology (Canada's largest teaching museum), the Pacific Museum of the Earth, one of the world's largest sub-atomic particle accelerators, three superb concert halls, a contemporary art gallery, botanical gardens, and a full complement of theatre, music and athletics programs.

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The University of British Columbia
Vancouver Campus
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel (Directory Assistance): 604.822.2211

The University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way
Kelowna, B.C., Canada V1V 1V7
Tel: 250.807.8000

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Vancouver Campus

Translink's free Trip Planning service allows you to plan your trip to UBC from virtually any Lower Mainland location.

Full bus, Skytrain (rapid transit), and Seabus route and schedule information, including bus frequency listings and route maps, are also available on the Translink web site, or call 604.953.3333.

From Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

take any bus that states UBC as its destination -- in Vancouver, bus routes #4, #9, #17, #25, #41, #43, #44, #49, #99 B-Line, #258 and #480 will all take you to UBC
Skytrain passengers can get off at Broadway Station and then transfer onto the #99 B-Line bus to UBC
note that some routes service the UBC campus only during peak hours
From Vancouver International Airport

from Vancouver International Airport, take the Canada Line Skytrain going to Waterfront. Get off at Oakridge-41st Station Northbound. Transfer to either the #43 UBC or #41 UBC buses.
From B.C. Ferries Terminals

Tsawwassen

from the B.C. Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, take bus #620 to Ladner Exchange and transfer to bus #601 Vancouver; take bus #601 Vancouver until Granville St. at Broadway, and transfer to either bus #17 UBC or #99 UBC (in peak hours, bus #601 may be scheduled as a direct route from the Tsawwassen Terminal to Downtown)
Horseshoe Bay

from the B.C. Ferries terminal in Horseshoe Bay, take bus #257 Vancouver Express to downtown Vancouver, and transfer to either bus #4 UBC or bus #17 UBC on Granville St.
By Car or Carpool / Vanpool

For complete information on carpool / vanpool options at UBC, see the Carpool section on the UBC Transportation Planning web site.

if you are traveling by car, drive westbound along either 4th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 16th Avenue, or 41st Avenue into Southwest Marine Drive (check the UBC Parking web site for information about rates)
for detailed driving directions, see the UBC Transportation Planning web site
By Bike

for complete information on getting to and from campus by bike, see the Cycling section on the UBC Transportation Planning web site.

(FROM UBC http://www.ubc.ca/about/maps.html)

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The following are the general admission requirements for all Canadian high school students applying to UBC's Vancouver campus.
English Language Admissions Standard
Final grade of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or equivalent course, including provincial examinations where applicable)
Graduation from high school with a minimum average of 70% (or higher for many programs)
Completion of specific high school courses depending on where you're applying from and what program(s) you're applying to. Select your province or territory to find out more.
Distributed Learning courses
Distributed Learning, such as distance education or online courses, often do not have sufficient grade information at the time that UBC makes admission decisions. Select your province or territory to find specific guidelines and/or limitations on using Distributed Learning courses for admission.
Challenging a course
Course grades as a result of challenging a course cannot be used to calculate an admission average.
However, you may use course challenge results to satisfy certain pre-requisites. For example, a French 12 challenge course grade may be used to satisfy the BC high school Language 11 general admission requirement and/or the Language Degree Requirement for the Faculty of Arts.
Exceptions may apply under extenuating circumstances. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions office for special consideration.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses
AP and IB certificate courses are acceptable for admission and can be used in conjunction with any Canadian high school curriculum. First year credit may be awarded. Find out more by selecting your province or territory.
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