University Canada West (UCW) was founded in 2004. Famous for its innovative business programs, UCW has grown to be a well-known undergraduate and graduate degree-granting school for domestic and international students. Currently, 6000 students from 100+ enroll at UCW every year.
PROS and CONS of Studying at UCW
|PROS of Studying at UCW||CONS of Studying at UCW|
|Accredited Institution||Not a Research-Based University|
|Networking Opportunities||No Student Housing|
|Diverse Student Population|
UCW Vancouver House Campus is located on the globally recognized and iconic Vancouver House development designed by architect Bjarke Ingels. The development is extremely high profile with chic restaurants and coffee shops around it, and let’s not forget that you are only a few minutes away from Sunset Beach, Granville Island, Yaletown, and the characteristic streets of the Davie Village.
UCW West Pender Campus is located on a heritage building, The London Building, that dates to the 20th century! It is right in the middle of the Financial District, minutes from the Art Gallery, CF Pacific Centre, Skytrain, and the historic Gastown! Study there and you will never run out of interesting after-class hang out spots!
You can find tuition information for UCW by reviewing the 2022 total tuition fee table below. Please note that we have compiled the popular programs below. Check the UCW webpage for updated pricing as tuition may change over time.
|Name of Program||On-Campus Domestic Tuition||On-Campus International Tuition||Off-Campus Domestic Tuition||Off-Campus International Tuition|
|Master of Business Administration||$25,740||$36,840||$18,420||$18,420|
|Bachelor’s degree Programs||$32,040||$73,080||$32,040||$32,040|
|Associate of Arts||$16,020||$36,540||NA||NA|
UCW has a diverse body of students from across the globe. You will make friends from many different countries and be surrounded by international specialists to help you throughout your studies at UCW.
UCW may be a one-of-a-kind institution, with pathway programs in partnership with an extended number of schools. Whether it is post-secondary level institutions from across the globe or ESL schools, UCW had several programs that allow students to attend UCW via a/an:
UCW has a ton of events throughout the month even during the pandemic. Although there wasn’t information on their website with regards to student clubs, UCW has a selection of workshops and webinars on academic and social topics to support the students. UCW Student Life and Student Committee Events also host events such as holiday parties, end-of-term socials, movie nights, and much more.
Currently, UCW does not provide campus housing for its students. However, UCW recommends GEC Living Residences for off-campus housing near the campus.
The following GEC locations are recommended for an easy commute to UCW Campus,
GEC Viva to UCW Vancouver House Campus – 3 mins (by walking)
GEC Viva UCW West Pender – 15 mins (by walking)
All GEC housing options are fully furnished with utilities included (water and electricity). Our apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, in-suite laundry (washer and drier), heating systems, and free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Student Accommodation at GEC is a perfect option for out-of-province and international students. You do not have to worry about spending extra money for furnishing a new place or wasting time traveling long hours via public transit. GEC’s convenient location(s) ensures you stay right by your institution and near central locations.
Located inside the Vancouver House building, UCW’s main campus is in a hip area, and the innovative interior design of the institution definitely speaks for it.
Located on the 2nd floor, the admissions, student affairs, and finance teams are all located here to help with any related issues you may face. During the pandemic, these services may be booked online.
This is the place to meet your Academic Advisors, ask them all of your burning questions, or have some lunch and relax between breaks!
You book these half-moon-shaped study spots for yourself or group projects! They are located throughout the campus and provide both a private and open space for students.
This is the spot you want to go to for your Instagram pictures! It has the best view of the city and it is also the spot for when local businesses and the UCW community meet, chat and network!
Near UCW Downtown Campus, GEC Viva is a 17-floor student housing and accommodation tower in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, featuring panoramic views of the city and the North Shore Mountains. Watch the city come to life on the famous Granville Street and experience a bustling Vancouver like no other.
GEC Pearson is a student housing and residence located in Vancouver’s most central and convenient neighbourhood, just minutes away from the best universities, shopping centres, and attractions. Discover Vancouver and Richmond’s hidden gems, just 5 minutes from the Canada Line.