The University of Victoria, often referred to as UVic, is a research intensive university located in Saanich and Oak Bay, about 5 m (8 km) northeast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The University's annual enrolment is about 20,000 students. UVic's campus is known for its innovative architecture, beautiful gardens and mild climate.
The University attracts many students in part because of its size, its picturesque location, and its Cooperative Education, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Engineering, and Law programs. The University is the nation's lead institution in the VENUS and NEPTUNE deep-water seafloor observatory projects.
Known as the "City of Gardens", Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourist destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry. The city has a large non-local student population. Victoria is very popular with boaters with its beautiful and rugged shorelines and beaches.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
City Population: 80,032
University Population: 22,405
Climate: Mild, rainy winters with cool, dry summers
Nearest Airport: Victoria International Airport
Top 3 reasons to study here
- Known for its innovative architecture, beautiful gardens, and mild climate
- The campus is home to deer, owls, squirrels and many other wild animals native to the area
- Maintains a strong presence in global ranking charts