Columbia College

Columbia College is a liberal arts college located in Canada’s west coast - Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is a well sought out city to live in, with stunning views, lively nature and a culturally rich city. Since 1936, Columbia College has been offering quality programming to the communities of the Lower Mainland area. Today, the college offers university transfer courses, Associate Degrees in Arts and Science, and a university preparatory foundations program. There is also an exceptional intensive English language program.

In 2013 Columbia College moved to a brand new location in just a short distance from the heart of downtown Vancouver. This new campus is a stunning 73,000-square foot building with a lecture theater, stylish student lounges, current classrooms and computer labs as well as present-day science labs. The campus is conveniently located just minutes away from the Skytrain as well as many scenic areas.

As a main provider of international students to the University of British Columbia, Columbia College attracts students from all over the globe. The school offers an excellent academic preparatory ESL program that has successfully prepared many foreign students for further academic study. The college also offers a variety of awards and scholarships. Some of these include the Academic Scholarship ($1000.00), the Jason Graham Memorial Scholarship ($1750.00), The John Helm Memorial Scholarship ($1750.00), and The Outstanding Student Scholarship ($1750.00).

Why Choose Columbia College

Columbia College focuses on academic excellence by encouraging that students and instructors interact in a smaller classroom setting. Small class sizes means that students have more opportunity to build friendships and improve teamwork skills.

There are a wide variety of accredited programs offered at Columbia College including:

  • University Transfer Program
  • Associate Degrees Program
  • Grade 11-12 University Foundation Programs
  • Academic ESL

Campus life

Vancouver is a clean and safe city with stunning landscape and a culturally rich community. The campus is just minutes away from downtown, the Skytrain, rental bikes and other means of public transportation. The Seawall, a scenic 22km bike and walking path along the waterfront, is easily accessible from campus. The multicultural city of Vancouver not only offers scenic landscape but also boasts an adventurous and artistic community. There are also activities like kayaking, cultural festivals, restaurants, shopping, beaches and more.

On campus students have access to a variety of clubs and campus activities arranged by the Student Association. There are diverse teams and exciting events for students to join in and meet new people; some of these include the Dragon Boat team, cycling tours, and camping trips. Students also receive a subsidized membership to Vancouver’s Community Centre gyms, rinks, and swimming pools.

Studying at Columbia College in Vancouver is a rewarding experience that leaves students with an excellent education and life long memories.

School Address

435 Terminal Avenue,
Vancouver,British Columbia
V6A 0C1

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