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Reviews 355 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: love my place, but super expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: has been many sexual assaults on campus

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus is very environmentally friendly, positive attitudes, lots of resources for students, accessible libraries

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the atmosphere at campus. I have a lot to learn and it's a lot of change, but it's great!!!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarships and financial aid are geared towards individuals with disabilities and minority groups. I believe this is a good thing. However, I am a part of a majority group and for me there are not a lot of options because I have already lived with privilege.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a diverse group of individuals at my school

3 College Freshman

Weather: UBC is located in Vancouver so expect A LOT of RAINY DAYS.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: UBC is a pretty diverse campus as well as being accepting of the student body regardless of ethnic/race, religion, economic background and sexual orientation. I am not sure about the political beliefs of our student body since I am not affiliated with a political party.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: I currently live off campus so I have a 3-4 hour daily commute from my home. It's very convenient that we have a student bus pass but currently its very inconvenient for those who are commuting long trips. It's also a bit of an inconvenience that the music building is 10-15 mins away from the bus loop so you have to plan accordingly so that you're not running for the bus only to see it leave the stop.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I'm enjoying the music community because everyone is supportive and understanding as well as being a diverse eclectic bunch. Overall the campus experience has been pretty good so far and I'm excited for the next few years of my undergrad.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have not live on the university campus before so I have not experienced on-campus policies. However, because our music program is small, the professors have enforced mandatory attendance in our courses

3 College Freshman

Facilities: UBC has numerous clubs for students to join and take part in as well as student exchange opportunities. The social scene is pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There are many places for quiet study from various student lounges to the number of libraries on campus.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I haven't received financial aid yet but I'm hoping to search for more scholarships that are related to my Music Major

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Currently I feel so-so about safety on campus after the recent sexual assault cases that has been popping up and so far no suspect has been caught. Otherwise the campus security has increased with the addition of increasing the Safe Walk program for those who stay late on campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs scattered around campus in various buildings as well as computer stations in all the libraries. Printing on campus can be hectic when students are printing papers the last minute. Campus wi-fi wireless access is pretty good and can be accessed throughout campus.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not been through an internship opportunity yet but if I am offered one I would gladly take it. However there are minimal internship opportunities specifically for Music Majors so it's very hard to say if I'll be able to find one.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I would love to do my program all over again as well as work.study harder so that my average would be higher. I'm hoping to be a Music Teacher/Band Director at a local High School. My concerns right now are the ongoing Teacher Strikes that have been happening for the past 27 years in our province which have made job prospects of being a teacher very slim. However despite these ongoing strikes, it hasn't deterred me from being a teacher.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't participate in the nightlife scene at my university.

4 College Freshman

Academics: fun and friendly program but heavy workload due to night rehearsals as well as extra time set aside for practicing. Courses can be challenging but also fun to take. Not much internship/job opportunities for current Music students unless you audition for various local ensembles/orchestras.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Curriculum is fixed and have a number of required courses in order to meet the minimum requirements. Workload is pretty good but can sometimes be hard to balance with your practicing and rehearsal times.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: currently living at home while commuting to college

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: overall a very supportive and friendly community

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is a lot of drinking in the first year. However, a lot of clubs are only for 19+ years

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: UBC Campus is a pretty safe place. The rules are kinda strict and there wasn't any problems.


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Compared to schools in the United States, Canadian universities are considerably cheaper while also providing a world-class education. Even with scholarship offers to American schools, UBC may still be a cheaper choice in terms of tuition and thus a reason some American students decide to go here. Overall, UBC is fun, provides excellent educational tools, immerses students in a great environment, and is among the world’s top universities. If students went back in time and had to choose their school all over again, many would still select UBC—10 times over. In the consumer tech industry, the term "early adopters" is used to describe consumers that buy tech products as soon as they become available to the market. In the same sense, some students feel like they are "early adopters" to UBC. While UBC does not have the reputation of an Ivy League school (yet), it certainly has the facilities, faculty, and alumni equal to Ivy League universities. Most students are glad to be a part of the “next big thing,” and you can, too—but you better do it soon because tuition fees are rising due to the growing demand for admission.

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