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Vancouver, BC, Canada

University of British Columbia Reviews

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UBC is definitely a place to study and really focus on academics. The professors want you to do well, so they're very willing to help students or even just discuss interesting topics with them. The school has a lot of great programs & opportunities for students academically that can help them in their future careers, whether it's going to grad school or into the working world right after their undergrad. There are only two cons to UBC. It has proven to be very difficult to meet new people and make friends at this school. Nearly everyone I've talked to said they have struggled socially before, usually for most (if not all) of their first year. Eventually everyone makes good friends but it's not easy. Also the food on campus really isn't good, which is SO disappointing. The dining halls are terrible and the restaurants/cafes/other food venues on campus range from bad to okay/mediocre. But besides those two things, I am very happy here at UBC! Beautiful campus and great academics.
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UBC has forever changed me for the better. I just completed my first year there as an international student (from S. California) and loved it in its entirety. UBC is consistently ranked within the top 30 universities worldwide (and top 3 in Canada) and this show in the academic rigor of the classes, and even more so in the sheer brilliance of the students who go there. What I personally found incredibly awesome about UBC is the fact that you're admitted to a faculty (Arts, Science, the Sauder School of Business) which means you don’t have to bother with GE classes as you would in the states and everything you take first year can be put towards your degree, even if you don't yet know your major. Vancouver is a downright incredible city to live in and I genuinely feel so lucky that I get to attend such an excellent university in such an amazing place! Call me biased, but I cannot emphasize enough how much I love and highly recommend UBC: 10/10, 100%!
From my experiences, the University of British Columbia was not only the right decision for me, but is also a school to recommend. The campus is located in between ocean and forests, allowing all students to come together and enjoy the peace and seclusion of nature. As many international students are found here, it is fascinating to come across all the different cultures, giving an interesting twist to class discussions. You are never alone as we like to stay connected, whether that is through being classmates, having common interest, or simply because we are all family and have pride in ourselves being students here.

One thing I would like to change about the University of British Columbia would be the expenses. Vancouver is known to be the most expensive city in Canada, making living costs pricey and harder for students here to afford schooling. Not only are tuitions rising every year, but food, school supplies and everything offered on campus come with high cost.