About Capilano University

Capilano University

About Capilano University

  • Capilano University’s main campus is located in North Vancouver, B.C
  • 30 minutes away from Vancouver’s vibrant shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options – where you can experience the arts, culture, nightlife and more
  • Capilano University is a “home away from home” for more than 1,900 international students from 73 countries around the world
  • Offer many opportunities to Study Abroad through semester-long international exchanges and short-term field schools across 18 countries
  • There are 73 countries represented at CapU. Each year, they welcome more than 1,900 international students, creating a vibrant, culturally diverse campus
  • Has a regional campus in Sechelt that serves the communities of the Sunshine Coast.

Key Features

  • A public university, fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a US-based accrediting body
  • Surrounded by a lush forest and fresh mountain air
  • Recognized by British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance [EQA] designation, which is Canada’s first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education
  • Offers many opportunities to Study Abroad through semester-long international exchanges and short-term field schools across 18 countries
  • Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education

A brief Introduction about Capilano University
Founded in 1968, Capilano University is one of the oldest publicly funded post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. With more than 7,000 students, the university welcomes over 600 international students from over 45 countries each semester. Known for its reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, Capilano University has distinguished itself by its commitment to student success. The University offers Bachelor Degrees, Arts & Science Transfer, Associate Degree, Career/Vocational, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Credentials awarded from Capilano University are widely recognized throughout Canada and credits are easily transferred to schools in Canada and overseas.

The University’s main campus is situated in North Vancouver, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Our main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world. Capilano University also has regional campuses in Squamish and Sechelt that serve the communities of Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast. The total number of students enrolled in credit programs totals approximately 7,500. An additional 7,000 students register in non-credit courses each year.
At Capilano University, students are safe, comfortable and challenged, and find the individual attention that can make a difference to their achievements. It is our goal to ensure that our students come first — not only at Capilano, but in all of their pursuits.

International Students:
Currently, 703 international students from 52 countries are studying at Capilano. International students may select from any of our programs for which they are qualified.

Programs offered:
Certificates, Diplomas, Associate Degree, Degree and Post Baccalaureate Diplomas.
Students can choose to study Business, Communications, Early Childhood Care and Education, Tourism Management, Human Kinetics, Digital Visual Effects, Animation, Engineering Transitions and many more.

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