Capilano University

country rank  65
world rank  2523

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University Overview

Established in 1968, Capilano University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of North Vancouver (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Squamish, Sechelt. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia, Capilano University is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Capilano University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1968
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver (population range: 50,000-249,999)
V7J 3H5 British Columbia
T +1 (604) 990 7914
F +1 (604) 983 7576
Other locations Squamish, Sechelt

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver V7J 3H5

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Capilano University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia


  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018