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Columbia College

Type of institution
University
International students
1000
About Columbia College

Established in 1936, Columbia College proudly serves as Canada’s longest established international private college. Columbia College is a liberal arts college providing first and second year university transfer courses, Associate Degrees in Arts and Science, a university preparatory foundations program conforming to British Columbia Ministry of Education guidelines, and excellent intensive English language instruction in the English Language Centre. Over the years, Columbia College has consistently been one of the top three providers of international students to the University of British Columbia. Columbia College also sends large numbers of students to Simon Fraser University, Vancouver's other major university. Founded in 1936, Columbia College first offered high school completion programs to hundreds of students. In 1965 the College added university transfer courses to its offerings, and in the 1970s introduced English as a Second Language Program to meet the needs of the increasing number of international students. The College operates as a Non-profit Society, and currently has an enrolment of about 1,000 students drawn from around the world. Over the years many thousands of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College and proceeded to university. The College will continue to provide excellent preparation for university entrance in the years to come. Columbia College’s Mission is to prepare international and Canadian students for admission to a university by providing quality academic programs in a supportive environment.

After many years of providing top quality programs and guiding students into Canadian universities, Columbia College at last has a facility worthy of their educational services. Columbia College continues to offer programs that prepare students to enter top universities. Their programs include a University Transfer/Associate Degree Program, a University Foundations Program, and a Full-time Academic English (ESL) Preparatory Program. For over seven decades students have used these programs as a platform for academic success, with thousands of students transferring and completing degrees at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and other top universities. Columbia’s relatively small size and friendly, family atmosphere means that students from overseas are given the opportunity to adjust to a Canadian lifestyle under minimal pressure, and can then move on to a major university with a much greater chance of success .It goes without saying that Columbia College’s home, Vancouver, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. If you are considering a North American education, I invite you to join them in downtown Vancouver – let Columbia College help you take the first step in an exciting and successful academic career.

Columbia College is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast. Students enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, one of the most spectacular cities in the world, as well as one of its cleanest and safest. Since 1936, Columbia College has been serving the Vancouver Lower Mainland area. Thousands of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College and used these as a platform for successful university careers. At their new location, the College will continue to provide the same top quality academic programs in brand new premises that offer improved facilities to both students and staff. Their brand new campus opened its doors on April 24, 2013. The campus is conveniently close to downtown, and just two blocks away from Science World and the Main Street SkyTrain station.

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Where can you study?
49.27177, -123.09526
Downtown Vancouver Campus
Nearest City: Vancouver
Type: On-campus
Address: 438 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 0C1 Canada

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