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
What a wonderful university! The academics are great, the people are the best and the city and mountains are the best I’ve ever been to. For a big university they are doing their best to make it feel personal, but can still make improvements to things like mental health resources on campus. As an international student, they could also do more to help with costs.
I love the campus! It's so beautiful and there's something for everyone! I also really love the people, every event I've gone to I've met great people who are super friendly and kind! All of the professors and staff I've had encounters with are super accommodating and helpful! My only complaint would be about the institution as a whole.
UBC has the same issues that most large, public universities have: little support, bureaucracy, giant class sizes, and more. However, what is immediately noticeable about this institution is the large presence of international students enrolled that helps to present a truly diverse and well-represented depiction of the globe in an academic environment. From my personal experience as a student at UBC, while the school is large, it does a good job of compartmentalization: offering academic programs that create cohorts for students to get to know each other well and closely engage with each other throughout the entire school year and even their degree track. Overall, my experience at UBC is very positive despite the issues it has, because what school does not have room for improvement?