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 (2015/16)

Total students in academic programs - 3592

Undergraduate students - 2946

Graduate students - 583

PhD Students - 63

Students at regional campuses - 463

Self-declared Aboriginal students - 392

International students (53 countries) - 350


Student Age and Gender (2015/16)

Average age of undergraduate students - 25

Average age of graduate students - 35.5

Male : female ratio - 1 : 1.6


Scholarships and Bursaries (2016/17)

Number of awards - 1126

Value of awards - $2.9 Million


Continuing Studies (2015/16)

Total students - 1446