Capilano University, established in 1968 is a teaching-focused public university located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in various fields.
Capilano is listed below 50 when listed in the top Canadian Universities. The university also holds various features making the university to come in the list of top universities.
|Type of university||Public|
|Number of Faculty members||639|
|Number of Full time Enrollment||2,904|
|Number of Part time Enrollment||4,671|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||23%|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||CAD 572.00 per credit|
Given below are the student intake stats in Capilano University:
The main campus of Capilano is in North Vancouver, which is located on the slopes of North Shore, and is less than 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. This campus offers most of the programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees.
This campus is situated in the southwest side of mainland British Columbia, which is about a180 km stretch. In Sunshine coast campus, class sizes are small and facilitate close, personal connections between faculty and students. Eight certificate courses offered here.
Capilano University offers fully furnished rooms with mandatory meal plan which provides a range of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options in the dining hall.
The accommodation is provided in CapU Residence and they have 3 halls: Grouse Hall, Cypress Hall, and Seymour Hall which provides the housing and amenities for students.
Facilities at the Residence
The facilities available for students at the residence include:
Besides the usual routine courses, Capilano is launching Cap core courses for Baccalaureate students. The faculties and programs at the university are discussed below
Faculties at the University
The faculties available in the Capilano University includes
All you need to know about Application Process
The application process demands fulfilment of certain criteria to be eligible for applying to the university. The criteria maybe different for different programs, here the general requirements common to all is discussed along with the application process.
1.Most programs require equivalent secondary school education. Certain programs also have additional requirements such as interviews, portfolios, special testing, or auditions which can be viewed from those admission requirements under that program.
2.Students need to meet the English language requirement. They need to attend one of the English language tests given below. If the university decides the candidate needs additional instruction in English, they may need to attend EAP placement test.
|Test||Minimum Score Required|
|TOEFL||83 (CBT) & 560 (PBT)|
Apply online from the official website
Apply for study permit: International students must apply for a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). They must submit the letter of admission from Capilano University and the immigration letter to apply for Study Permit. Visit – www.canada.ca for further details.
Room types and pricing per term
|Shared (Double)||CAD 4,417|
|Studio Apartment||CAD 6,049|
Meal plan is mandatory for all students. The price for the same is CAD 2173 per term.
The financial aid is a way to help the deserving students to study without the tension of fees. Some of the aids provided by the University are discussed here
Entrance awards: Capilano University entrance awards recognize and support excellence in scholastic, athletic, and artistic achievement, and for those in financial need.
Awards for Current & Returning Students: They need to complete one general online application to be put into the running for most awards, and then complete additional documents to make sure they are in the running for all the available awards.
The most valued award for the students is Capilano Excellence Scholarship worth CAD 60,000. Apart from that, other scholarships have values between CAD 700 to CAD 7,000.
Some of the entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries are listed below:
Capilano University offers several awards and assistance for International students too such as Entrance scholarships and awards, Student Loans, Scholarships, External awards.
Entrance Scholarships and Awards open to international students include:
Students holding a valid study permit can work off campus while they complete their studies.
To work off campus without work permit:
If qualified to work off campus, a student can work up to 20 hours per week.
Students can apply for co-op work permit if:
Some of the noted alumni of the Capilano University are as follows:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$13,211 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$13,211 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Double Room||$12,841 / Year|
|Single Room||$12,841 / Year|
|Double Room||$6,019 / Year|
|Single Room||$6,019 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Music Programs||Canadian Association of Music Therapy|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
based on 5 students ratings
I saw a brochure in my career office in high school and I applied online for a much smaller application fee than other schools. I applied to three universities in total but Capilano U was my first choice. I liked the idea of small class sizes for hard academic classes such as physics and calculus, and though a school such as UBC or SFU is more astute, I will transfer there to finish my degree. I got in with an 88% average out of high school taking 5 academics including AP biology.
I am working towards a bachelor of science majoring in Environment, ecology, and conservation but I still have to take two levels of calculus, which doesn't make much sense for my degree, but it is good to challenge yourself. The curriculum for most other classes are pretty regular and I enjoy it.
Limited amount of film schools in Western Canada. Only about 4 in particularly in Vancouver where the film industry is most prevalent. Cheapest tuition (still very expensive) of all of the options available. The bonus was that the program included its own equipment and studio which allowed everyone to work on projects locally.
I chose the program because it was the closest I could get to focusing on Cinematography. However, to have to take ever film discipline, I did not have any electives after 2 years in the program. At least the student has the choice to do the 1, 2, or 4-year program and still receive some sort of recognition.
The university is Close to home, the admission process involves writing about volunteer and work experiences, extra-curricular activities. I had to write 2 essays. I graduated high school with an average above 95%. This was the only school I applied to as I knew I would get in and I planned to transfer out after a year or two.
The required courses for the first years in my program make sense, as you need them to successfully move onwards in the path of science.
In my case, I chose Capilano University to get transfer credits towards another institution since I have heard good things about their transfer program to other British Columbia universities, colleges.
I think the courses are offered are pretty great! Very interesting and varied to the interests of each person and their program requirements. The misconception that smaller universities and colleges have easier courses is not true at all since the full credits can be transferred where applicable.
This was the only university in the province, I live in, that offers a Bachelor of Music therapy program.
The curriculum itself is very intense. There is a very steep learning curve in the second semester of the 3rd year, and all the students are so caring. Everyone can share their thoughts and opinions, and it just opens the space and makes the learning so much easier knowing everyone is going through the same stuff.
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