Our Students

UNBC attracts students from across the province and around the world because of its small size, high-quality academic programs, and friendly atmosphere. They stay because of many enriching opportunities, such as being involved in research, working closely with professors and other students, playing on athletic teams, participating in student exchanges, and gaining employment skills through work terms and internships.

Student Population (September to August)
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Total students in academic programs 4,266 4,152
Undergraduate students 3,484 3,390
Graduate students 735 705
PhD Students 57
Students at regional campuses 606 553
Self-declared Aboriginal students 421 363
International students (43 countries) 396 467
Where Students are From
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Northern BC 70% 68.1%
Southern BC 16% 15.4%
Elsewhere 14% 16.5%
Student Age and Gender
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Average age of undergraduate students 24.5 24.9
Average age of graduate students 34.5 35.8
Male : female ratio 1 : 1.6 1 : 1.6
Scholarships and Bursaries
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Number of awards 907 987
Value of awards $2.4m $2.5m
Continuing Studies
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Total students 1,401 1,922