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Reviews 461 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many great services on campus for students who are victims of assault or just need counseling. There have been heightened security measures recently in the wake of numerous sexual assaults and residence intruders.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at UBC has been great so far. I love the campus, the professors and all my classes. I wish they had a dance program, and a graphic design program. Of the courses I did take, I learned a lot and they were all very interesting. I feel I have grown a lot and gained a lot of knowledge after my first year of University.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think because UBC has such a good reputation both in Canada and globally, the degree has great value.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I had a great campus housing experience, but I've heard otherwise from people who lived in older buildings.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: From what I've seen, Greek life is somewhat looked down upon by non-Greeks.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't participate in or watch campus sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UBC is an awesome school. One of my favorite things about it is the gorgeous campus. The housing is great in my experience. I loved all of my classes and professors.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the school has given me mental problems

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: knock this school off ur list before its too late.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's literally caused me pain. Currently taking advil for it. Night.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: I think we are the thunderbirds but I could be wrong. Went to our first "homecoming" game back when I was still happy. Only have bad memories from it. And PTSD. Would not recommend.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: People need to hear the truth. Not everyone's experience is all unicorns and glitter. I know for a fact mine is NOT. I have never felt worse in my entire life. Some of that might be my fault, but I lowkey don't think it is. I wish all of you prospective students the best of luck and use the mental health resources provided on campus cause trust me, YOU'LL NEED THEM. I am 7 months into what I would like to call solitary confinement, with 1 friend, an occasional decent dinner, and a buttload of problems. I've made a lot of bad decisions in my life, but this one tops the cake. I AM TRANSFERRING. May the odds be ever in your favor.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Really supportive and great lectures

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: RNs are in high demand

3 College Junior

Greek Life: They are only really known for their parties

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great supportive staff and interesting classes

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I work for the University of British Columbia now, but not in the department of Anthropology.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The Anthropology department at UBC is great - intimate class sizes with knowledgeable and passionate professors.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: As on most University campuses, there is an astonishing lack of attention by the administration of sexual assaults that happen on campus. It seems that only when the press becomes involved does UBC even make claims that something will be done.

As a freshman, I was given a rape whistle by my mentor (yet, nobody was given a discussion about the importance of consent, reproductive health, etc.).

Not necessarily a UBC problem, more like a perpetuating rape-culture problem.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I understand why living in dorms is an important transition for new students, but I moved out halfway through the year. I didn't enjoy it very much.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I couldn't care less about the Greek life at UBC. Compared to Universities in the United States - it's a joke.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I began enjoying UBC once I found the subjects that I was interested in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I didn't attend a single UBC sporting event.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not tight with my rez floor but I've made some of my best friends in rez and its pretty nice for 8 am classes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a fan. Some of the frats do great things, but i mostly hear about the parties. apparently only first years go.

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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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