Application boom at UBCO

April 14, 2011

Undergraduate applications to the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus are expected to exceed 5,000 this spring, roughly 2.5 times the number UBCO saw in 2005, the first year of the campus' operation. UBCO's associate vice-president of students says demand is particularly strong for engineering, human kinetics, and engineering. The Bachelor of Arts program has seen a 24% increase in new applications, and will likely be the single greatest contribution to growth at the campus this fall. Direct-entry applications from Okanagan Valley high schools are up 13%, and demand from the Lower Mainland is up 45% over the previous year. Domestic and international applications have risen by 8% and 53%, respectively. UBCO News Release