Alexander College, BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Burnaby, British ColumbiaLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 2006established year

    Alexander College Burnaby Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution in Canada. Located in Burnaby and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It offers undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree, and Associate of Science degrees along with integrated English programs. The college provides education to around 2,000 students annually including foreign students from 50 countries and houses experienced and qualified faculty members. The university transfer program permits transfer to any university within BC including UBC, SFU, UVic, and to some universities outside of BC such as the University of Toronto. It is ranked 27th best college in Canada.

    Alexander College Campus


    College Type Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Student Enrollment 2000/year
    Entity Type For-Profit
    Academic Calendar Semester
    No. of academic terms 4
    Financial Aids Scholarships, loans, bursaries, grants
    Study Abroad Yes

    Alexander College Campus

    Alexander College operates at two campuses located within the urban centers of Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Burnaby and Vancouver are regarded as the best cities for international students in Canada with tons of learning, entertainment, and recreational options for the aspirants.

    Burnaby Campus

    • Burnaby is a large suburb located within the geographic center of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
    • Alexander College's Burnaby Campus is found on the corner of McKay Street and Kingsway.

    Vancouver Campus

    • Alexander College's Vancouver Campus is found within the center of downtown Vancouver on the corner of Seymour and Hastings Street.
    • Facilities at the Vancouver campus include classrooms, lab, Writing & Learning Center, library, and bookstore.

    Alexander College Residence

    • The college does not offer on-campus residential facilities to the students.
    • International students opt for housing at homestays, apartment rentals, and shared rentals.
      • Homestays: They are the popular choices for most students to explore Canadian culture when they stay with a home family. Students below 19 years are required to stay in homestays as per the law in British Columbia
      • Apartment Rentals: Staying in apartments at Vancouver provides exposure to the urban surroundings of the city. The rentals vary from one neighborhood to another
      • Shared rentals: Shared rentals are affordable and preferred by most international students.

    Alexander College Programs

    • Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate courses in various subjects like biology, chemistry, commerce, computing, economics, English, film studies, geography, mathematics, history, philosophy, psychology, physics, sociology, and French.
    • It also provides English for tutorial Purposes program and various transfer programs including Associate of Science degree, Associate of Arts degree, and University Transfer.
    • It also offers more than 80 university-level courses that transfer to other universities and colleges in the BCCAT system.
    • The academic calendar includes four terms: winter (January-April), spring (May-July), fall (September-December), and summer intensive (July-August).

    Alexander College Application Process

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application Fee:200 CAD

    Application Deadline: With an open admission policy, applications are accepted until the programs are full. However, the college encourages international students to apply at the earliest to allow enough time for the Canadian student visa process.

    Admission Requirements

    International students are required to fulfill the following requirements to secure admission to the Alexander College:

    • Evidence of English language proficiency.
    • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or post-secondary transfer
    • Academic/GPA requirements specific to individual programs
    • Aged at least 16+ years of age

    Supporting Documents

    The list of all important documents which are required for admission into Alexander University includes the following:

    • Copy of completed application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Financial affidavits.
    • Consent to release student information form
    • Placement tests(course dependent)
    • Copy of passport displaying photo, personal details, and signature. Candidates must note that the passport must be valid for a minimum of 2 years after the commencement of the courses.
    • English language test scores
    Tests Minimum test scores
    IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    TOEFL (iBT) 213
    PTE 80

    Alexander College Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of living in Canada while pursuing a course in Alexander college includes the following:

    Item Cost/ Year in CAD
    Tuition Fee 14,400
    Student Association Fee 60
    Text Books 1,250
    Transportation 1,092
    Medical Insurance 831
    Accommodation 10,200
    General Expenses 5,475
    Estimated cost 33,308

    Alexander College Financial Aid

    • Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to use for educational funding from the province of British Columbia through StudentAid BC, educational student loans from the national government of Canada, and the province of British Columbia Funding.
    • International meritorious students are granted a scholarship of 1300 CAD for each term based on the outstanding achievement in a specific discipline
    • Apart from the internal scholarship the college connencts students to a number of Scholarships in Canada for international students offered by external agencies.


    Ques. What is the admission application fee of the college?

    Ans. The university charges 200 CAD for its admission application fees.

    Ques. Can associate degree graduates apply for a post-graduate work permit?

    Ans. International students completing the Associate Degree program at Alexander College are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

    Ques. How many semesters are there at the college?

    Ans. The academic year of the college is divided into 3 regular semesters, and 1 intensive semester. The regular semesters are the Fall semester (September to December), Winter semester (January to April), Spring semester (April/May to July). The intensive semester in the Summer semester (July to August).

    Ques. Is it possible to defer the start date?

    Ans. Please contact the Enrolment Advisor to request a new Letter of Acceptance for a future intake term if you wish to defer the start of your studies.

    Ques. What is the average tuition cost at the university?

    Ans. The tuition cost is around 15,000 CAD.

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of the college?

    Ans. The acceptance rate of the college is around 78%.

    Ques. How many credit hours are required to earn an Associate in Art?

    Ans. The Associate in Arts course requires 60 credit hours.

    Ques. Is there an alumni association of the college?

    Ans. The college’s alumni association plays an active role in keeping a connection between the world and the students at college and helps them in various ways.

    Ques. What is the minimum IELTS score required for an associate of arts degree?

    Ans. The minimum requirement is overall 6 bands in IELTS but the higher the better the formula works everywhere.

    Ques. What is the average rent for OFF campus accommodation?

    Ans. The monthly rent is approximately 700-900 CAD per month around the college areas.

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    Associate of Arts [A.A] Economics

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    Alexander College Overview

    Insitution type
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $3,093 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Winter Deadlines

    November 15

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $3,093 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    7.0/10Social Life


    8.7 /10

    I wanted to study at Alexander College ever since I heard about it at a college fair in my city. After going through the official website, I decided to apply. I studied commerce in high school and scored decent scores. I had paid $200 for the application fee as I applied online.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program offered multi-disciplinary knowledge in the fields of economics, management, accounting and statistical analysis and it also help us develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program also enabled us to explore economic theory and applications in conjunctions with topics related to commerce.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    6.8 /10

    I opt for this college because it has a study that I want to do.

    Exams :

    I have an interest in my field of study and I scored 7 bands in IELTS exam which was good enough for this college so I choose this course and college. This college has small class size which helps to create good enviornment for students to study and also small class sizes are helpful for instructors too they can teach well. There are only 35 students in one class.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    4603 Kingsway #101, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M4

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