UBC increases entrance averages

June 9, 2010

The vast majority of students applying to the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus this fall will need at least an A average, the highest marks ever required at the institution. UBC's faculty of arts now requires an 85% or higher average for admission, while some faculties, such as science, require even higher marks than the 86% needed for an A. UBC's associate director of enrolment says students' grades have been improving as the required averages have gone up, and he believes students will rise to the challenge of higher admission standards. Applications to UBC's Vancouver campus for September 2010 are up 9% over 2009 and 16% over 2008. Vancouver Sun