Kwantlen Polytechnic University

country rank  47
world rank  1668

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University Overview

Established in 1981, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Surrey (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 39 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym KPU
Founded 1981
Motto Through Tireless Effort, Knowledge and Understanding
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 12666-72nd Avenue
Surrey (population range: 250,000-499,999)
V3W 2M8 British Columbia
T +1 (604) 599 2000
F +1 (604) 599 2449
Other locations Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 12666-72nd Avenue
Surrey V3W 2M8
+1 (604) 599 2000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing CASN

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

Academic Structure


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