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Capilano University - Main Campus

Flag of Canada British Columbia, Canada
School ID: SU010002
Rank: 5,340
* Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
Applied number: 22

The University is also recognized by British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance [EQA] designation, which is Canada's first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education. 

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General description

Capilano University was founded by the school boards and residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Howe Sound through referendum in 1968.

Classes that first year were held in a small building on the grounds of West Vancouver Secondary School. Initial enrolment that first year was 784 students. Today, Capilano University has blossomed into a publicly-funded learning institution that serves 8,300 students in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses annually. The University has more than 1,000 employees. Located on Vancourver’s North Shore just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilano University is a creative and welcoming place to gain practical skills and receive education of the highest quality. With 72 countries represented, we celebrate intercultural understanding and diversity to engage and inspire.

Why choose Capilano?

At CapU, you can expect to graduate with the skills, experience and confidence to succeed in your chosen career and to make a positive impact in the world. As a CapU student, you can gain valuable practical experience yourself – through group work, case studies and competitions. Many programs include work-integrated learning opportunities in the form of a co-op or practicum. And there are opportunities to volunteer or serve the community in other ways. These experiences all give you insight into the world of work and help you start to build your own real-world connections. 

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year CAD$ 19,450
Cost of Living/Year CAD$ 12,000
Application Fee CAD$ 135
Estimated Total/Year CAD$ 29,585

Main majors

  • Global and Community Studies
  • Business and Professional Studies
  • Education, Health and Human Development
  • Fine and Applied Arts


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