University Canada West

4.1 out of 5 (75 ratings / 61 reviews) Vancouver, Canada
UCW Vancouver is a University with a clear vision—to be a leading, respected independent University in Canada and abroad, known for innovation and effectiveness in preparing motivated students for professional-level careers and societal leadership. UCW Vancouver’s learning environment is dynamic and practical. 

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



UCW Vancouver was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as President of the University of Victoria for more than a decade. The vision was to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an emphasis on teaching excellence. 

UCW Vancouver is a business and technology-oriented university. 


Our classes are small, so you’ll always know your classmates and benefit from the one-to one time you need with your professors. Our flexible program delivery allows students to study online, on-campus or select a combination.


According to the January 2020 data from the graduates that participated in the study:

  • 100% Graduate Employment within 6 Months 
  • 88% have secured employment within 3 months of graduation
  • 67% have secured employment within a month of graduation
Our alumni work for some of the world’s leading organizations such as:
  • Siemens 
  • Scotiabank 
  • EmpowerID 
  • Sigamlux 
  • Oakville Trading
  • Apple 
  • Telus 
  • SAP 
  • GPP 
  • RBC 
  • Nestle 
  • SoftMoc 
  • The Marketing
  • Kangaroos 
  • Sanone 
  • Walt Disney World
Many of the world’s biggest companies have offices within walking distance of our downtown campus, providing you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.  

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Student Life

Campus life

  • UCW is nestled in the heart of Vancouver, in the historic London Building. The urban campus is located only steps away from public transit, including the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, bus routes and the SeaBus terminal.
  • You will feel right at home surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment, shopping centres and gym facilities. Many of the world’s biggest companies have offices within walking distance of our downtown campus, providing you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.
  • Vancouver is world famous for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. 


  • The Education Quality Assurance (EQA)
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • BC Transfer System (BCCAT)
  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • EduCanada
  • Languages Canada

Student Reviews

Excited to be part of UCW
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am still new to UCW and my experience so far has been great. I can't wait to explore more of what the University can offer and how I can develop myself to be better.

Great time to rise
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Theoritically sound but fair practically

Best university
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is not good university. It doesn't provide good education.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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