A diverse offer of high quality education makes British Columbia a great student destination.

Beautiful sceneries, cosmopolitan cities and world class institutions, the perfect combination for an awesome student experience, check out what it means to get your Higher Education in British Columbia.

So here is the second of a 3 part series with the list of institutions to help you make up your mind:

Find part one here


Locations: Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale

Cost: $5,300

Kwantlen’s unique status as a polytechnic university enables it to focus on flexible programs that allow students to choose between certificate, diploma and degree options. It has the lowest minimum entrance marks in BC, which in addition to being located in the town with the largest concentration of young people in the province makes it prone to experience record enrolment. Its commuter campus offer small classes and professors with real field experience and connections.


Locations: Prince George, Peace River, Terrace, Prince Rupert and Quesnel

Cost: $5,500

also known as  Canada’s Green University UNBC’s heated by wood pellets made from trees killed by pine beetles; it’s been recognized for its sustainable practices by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and Mediacorp Canada. Its programs are well aligned with the region’s strong oil, gas and forestry industries, but below average enrollment challenges it to manage on a tight budget, despite this, students still enjoy interesting lab opportunities, thanks to considerable research funding for its size; however, co-op placements are scarce.


Location: Squamish

Cost: $30,200

Campus overlooks a breathtaking panorama, set up in an isolated location that contributes largely to the intimate environment in which students develop; Quest University is a private school that has ranked tops in Canada on a national student survey for its innovative education model in which students take one intense course each month in classes capped at 20.  Despite the high sticker price, a generous scholarship program is available, one third of Quest’s operating budget is set aside for financial aid.


Location: Victoria

Cost: $8,900

This former military college reinvented itself by targeting working adults with professional graduate programs that mix online and in-person instruction. In recent years the school has added 11 undergraduate programs,including environmental science,business and tourism. High tuition and limited financial aid make this an expensive choice, but two years after graduation, RRU alumni are more likely to have higher incomes in jobs related to their fields than the average university graduate in B.C. Students give their educational experience at RRU good reviews.

Based on the articles by the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report