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Columbia College

Flag of Canada British Columbia, Canada
School ID: SC010011
Rank: 10,799
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Applied number: 3

One of the top three providers of international students to the University of British Columbia.

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General description

Established in 1936, Columbia College proudly serves as Canada’s longest established international private college. Thousands of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College and used these as a platform for successful university careers.

Over the years, Columbia College has consistently been one of the top three providers of international students to the University of British Columbia. Columbia College also sends large numbers of students to Simon Fraser University, Vancouver’s other major university. Columbia College offers first and second-year university level courses that can lead to a Columbia College Associate Degree and are fully transferable to local universities. Columbia College also offers High School programs, including a British Columbia Ministry of Education Certified Senior Secondary Program and an English for Academic Purposes Program that is accredited by Languages Canada.

Why Columbia College?

Columbia College is BC’s oldest university transfer educational institution. Our mission is to foster student success, build a desire for lifelong learning, and provide pathways to higher education. Columbia College nurtures community engagement and prepares international students for life in Canada. Through teaching excellence and a commitment to student support, the Columbia College community values an inclusive and mutually respectful learning environment. To be the best private college in Canada – in the eyes of students, parents, staff members, and other educational institutions.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $CAD 11,280
Cost of Living/Year $CAD 12,000
Application Fee $CAD 200
Estimated Total/Year $CAD 23,480

Main majors

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science


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