UBC Overview & Facts

A world-leading centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, UBC transforms personal initiative into innovation, and new ideas into impact. Read a welcome from President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, explore the strategic plan and learn about UBC’s vision and values.

UBC at a Glance

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$747.3 million

research funding for 9,675 projects

247 companies spun off from UBC research

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Over 400,000

alumni in 160 countries

20,828 faculty and staff

1,151 research projects with industry partners

1,336 research contracts and agreements with government and non-profits

UBC operates on an approximately $3.8 billion annual consolidated budget

Student experiences

Students on our campuses

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  • 60,863 Vancouver students
  • 11,913 Okanagan students
  • 15,779 degrees granted in 2023
  • 71,201 total UBC students
  • 2,385 Indigenous students
  • 5,915 students in UBC Extended Learning, with 8,931 enrolments

International Students

  • 21.6% of Okanagan students are international
  • 27.9% of Vancouver students are international

Enriched learning experiences

  • 84% of undergraduate students participate by the time they graduate

Students in undergraduate and graduate programs

Undergraduate Vancouver
Graduate Vancouver
Total Vancouver students

Undergraduate Okanagan
Graduate Okanagan
Total Okanagan students

Total Undergraduate students
Total Graduate students
Total students

UBC Campuses

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Aerial view of UBC Okanagan campus

UBC’s two main campuses are situated in Vancouver and in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley.

UBC Robson Square, the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC’s Centre for Digital Media are also in Vancouver.

UBC provides clinical education to Faculty of Medicine students at 80+ training sites across BC.

UBC’s two regional bases in Hong Kong and India make local connections and elevate partnerships for research, learning and capacity development.

Alumni, Faculty and Staff

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8 Nobel laureates

3 Canadian prime ministers

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65 Olympic medals won

by varsity athletes, including 19 gold

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22 3M National Teaching Fellows

306 Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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75 Rhodes Scholars

4 Rhodes Scholars in the last five years

Faculty and staff across campuses

Faculty Vancouver
Staff Vancouver
Total Faculty and Staff Vancouver

Faculty Okanagan
Staff Okanagan
Total Faculty and Staff Okanagan

Faculty total both campuses
Staff total both campuses
Faculty and Staff total both campuses

UBC’s Institutional Rankings

THE 2024 ARWU 2023 QS 2024
World Ranking 41st 44th 34th
Canada Ranking 2nd 2nd 3rd

(THE) Times Higher Education World University Rankings, (ARWU) Shanghai Ranking Academic Ranking of World Universities, (QS) QS World University Rankings

To learn more about the students, faculty and staff data, please visit the UBC Data & Analytics page.

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