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About UVic

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An aerial view of campus

An introduction to UVic

The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading research universities. We are a community of over 800 faculty members, 2190 staff, 3042 graduate students and 16,863 undergraduates. We offer over 76 degree programs in 12 faculties and 40 schools and departments. UVic is also home to 20 cutting-edge research centres and institutes.

Nestled between the ocean and the forest with stunning mountain views, UVic enjoys an enviable location. Our campus is located on 402 acres of beautiful, park-like property, just 15 minutes from downtown Victoria and within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean, as well as many shops and restaurants.

Excellent students are attracted to UVic by the engaging faculty, relatively small class sizes, intimate community atmosphere and the many experiential learning opportunities.  Seventy percent of our students come from outside of Victoria, making UVic a destination university full of people living away from home and invested in creating a community together. The co-operative education program, one of the largest and most diverse in Canada, provides students with relevant, engaging and practical learning experiences beyond the classroom.

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