University of British Columbia ranks #3 nationally, while Simon Fraser University ranks #1 as Canadian Comprehensive University. The national rankings for SFU is #11.
|University of British Columbia||Simon Fraser University|
|collegedunia score||6.7 Out of 10||4.8 Out of 10|
|ranking (overall)||# 27 Times Higher Education 2021 |
# 30 Times Higher Education 2021
# 34 Times Higher Education 2021
|# 126 Times Higher Education 2021 |
# 201 Times Higher Education 2021
# 251 Times Higher Education 2021
|subject strength||# 13 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021 |
# 22 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
# 28 for International Business by Times Higher Education 2021
|# 151 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021 |
# 151 for International Business by Times Higher Education 2021
# 151 for Economics by Times Higher Education 2021
|programs||UG Programs -94|
PG Programs -52
Doctorate Programs -1
|UG Programs -60|
PG Programs -26
Doctorate Programs -13
|acceptance rate||53.0 %||56.0 %|
|exam score||PTE - 77.5|
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 90
GMAT - 650
|IELTS - 7.5|
PTE - 77.5
TOEFL - 100
GMAT - 607
|cost to study||Average Tuition Fees 38129 USD|
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 6714 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 27252 USD Per Year
|Average Tuition Fees 22035 USD|
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 5481 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 3681 USD Per Year
|placement (average package)|
Top recruiters at UBC were Deloitte, P&G, Labatt, Netsle, Telus, GE Healthcare, etc. Base salaries offered were around $90,000 to the postgraduates. Finance graduates were highest paid: $107,000
MS graduates were hired at highest package- $128,000
Core subject requirements like Maths, Science, Language.
Qualitative and Analytical skill assessment
|campuses and b schools||University of British Columbia|
Sauder School of Business
|Beedie School of Business|
|collegedunia reviews||7.4/10 Read 141 reviews||7.4/10 Read 27 reviews|
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|General Facts||University of British Columbia||Simon Fraser University|
|type of university||University||University|
|Male:Female||44% Male, 56% Female||54% Male, 46% Female|
Two campuses: Vancouver and Okanagan; Vancouver is the main campus located at the western tip of Point Grey Peninsula.
Covers atop of Burnaby mountains, Vancouver downtown, and the inside of central city.
More than 7 million printed books, over 2.1 million ebooks, 5.3 million microforms, and 923000 other multimedia materials.
More than 1.1 million e-books
The campus has Astronomy Club, Beads and Craft Club, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Great Wall Club), Food Society, Photographic Society, Red Cross International, Ski and Board Club and Vancouver Student Entrepreneurship Association.
Variety of recreation and sports club,
|hostel||#Shared Room - $4855|
#Connected Single Room - $5712
#Single Room - $6133
#One Bedroom Apartment - $6452
|#Single Room - $3681|
Justin Trudeau (PM of Canada), Rick Hansen (Paralympic athlete), Kim Campbell (Former PM of Canada), Evangeline Lilly (Actress), William Gibson (Fiction writer), and Albert Bandura (Psychologist).
Terry Fox (Athlete), Margaret Trudeau (Actress, Author, Justin Trudeau’s Mother), Calvin Chen (businessman, actor), Christy Clark (Canadian Politician), Tony Buzan (Author and Education consultant), Dave Cobb (6 times Grammy record producer)
Planning to study in Canada? One of the nation’s top universities is University of British Columbia (UBC). Simon Fraser University (SFU), though lags a little behind in national rankings, but is honored in Canada #2 for international outlook by Times Higher Education. Though the obvious choice between the two universities is UBC, here are some parameters an international student can use for making a decision.
Why Study at SFU?
- Number of programs offered are more.
- Relatively higher acceptance rate.
- Tuition fees for most programs is lower than UBC.
- Cheaper on-campus accommodation
- First Canadian university to have an Executive MBA program.
Why study at UBC?
- Better global and national rankings.
- Graduates are hired at a better package.
- Larger library collection
- Better MBA and engineering rankings
- Larger student community with higher international student percentage.
UBC is not only a better ranking university, but also sees better placements. Though the tuition may seem a little higher than SFU, UBC is still more prestigious, older and renowned institution within Canada and across the world. Getting into either of the two universities is equally difficult as the exam scores required are similar and the acceptance rate also does not differ drastically. So enrolling with UBC is a better choice over enrolling with SFU.