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University of Victoria (UVic)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 290 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 321 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 173 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 319 QS World University Rankings 2015
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About University of Victoria (UVic)

The University of Victoria (UVic or Victoria) is a public research university in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located in Saanich and Oak Baywithin Greater Victoria, 5.71 km northeast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia. It was founded as Victoria College in 1903 and affiliated with McGill University, which is also credited with the beginnings of the University of British Columbia. A non-denominational institution, it transitioned to its current status as the University of Victoria in 1963. The university's annual enrollment is about 20,000 students. UVic's campus is known for its innovative architecture, beautiful gardens and mild climate.

Campus information

The University of Victoria is easy to get to and easy to get around. Connected to downtown Victoria by several major bus and bicycle routes, the campus offers ample parking and an accessible and pedestrian-friendly environment.

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, British Columbia (the westernmost province of Canada). Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.


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Courses available 12

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 Engineering 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 3


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