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Simon Fraser University

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Education

We offer a wide variety of program options for you to build your own undergraduate degree - majors, minors, and certificates can be combined to create an experience unique to you. Master's and doctoral degrees are available in all eight of our faculties.

If it’s flexibility you’re after, try distance education or nights and weekends classes. For workplace skills and a global perspective, check out our Co-op and Study Abroad programs. Enrich your studies through non-academic programs that include leadership and mentorship opportunities, and sports and recreation activities.

Research

SFU researchers work across the arts, humanities and sciences to advance knowledge in key areas set out in the Strategic Research Plan. We engage students and communities to help solve research problems and deliver results that matter.

Career

Simon Fraser University is among Canada's leading comprehensive universities and consistently ranks as one of the top employers in the country.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
298 25
2021
323 -9
2020
314
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
301
2020
301
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
251
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
306 -16
2020
290
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The International Services for Students (ISS) office provides support and services for all students seeking information regarding a variety of international learning opportunities. Specific services and supports include:

Housing services

Wondering where to live at SFU? We have options to suit students, families, staff, faculty and visitors.

Living in residences at SFU allows you to explore endless opportunities, create new experiences and lifelong friendships, and pursue passions. Our vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community welcomes students from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the university life and academic experience. Explore and find the campus that's right for you!

Library services

SFU’s libraries are vibrant educational hubs that support learning, research and community engagement.

ICT services

SFU offers all the technology support and solutions you need to teach, work and learn in the 21st century.

The university offers state-of-the-art technology and telecommunications services as well as video and web conferencing.

Medical services

  • Allergy Injections
  • Travel Health
  • Wound care
  • Cold/Flu/Illness care
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Physical exams (work required)
  • Prescriptions and medication management
  • Minor procedures
  • Birth Control education and prescribing
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment
  • Vaccinations
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Health education

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Safety & Security Services is committed to engaging our community to make SFU a safe and secure environment to live, learn, and work. Campus Safety & Security Services is dedicated to providing the best public safety and resource protection services to our University community.

Sports facilities

  • Drop-in Sports Drop-in Sports offers flexibility and unstructured play
  • Intramural Leagues Play organized sport leagues on campus
  • Sport Clubs Student organized sport clubs with a variety of competition levels

Student clubs

The Simon Fraser Student Society is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the 26,000+ undergraduate students at SFU. As an undergraduate student, YOU are a member of the SFSS and benefit from all the services and opportunities we offer.

Accreditation

The NWCCU is one of six independent regional agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the quality and institutional effectiveness of post-secondary institutions. Simon Fraser is being accredited by a U.S. agency because Canada doesnt have a comparable institutional accreditation body.

Student Reviews

A MBA program in need of better management
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall, I would say that studying at SFU has been a mixed experience. While I enjoyed learning about key management principles, the class structure and teaching quality was very inconsistent and not what I would have expected for a graduate-level professional program. It was apparent that the administration paid little heed to the course evaluations because even though...

some thoughts on SFU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In general, I recommend studying at SFU. I find SFU's SCA an excellent place for those who want to grow both as emerging scholars and/or active artists.

Superb
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

From my observations, the university encourages experiential learning. Accommodating community

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