Alex Papinutti offered admission at The University of British Columbia (UBC)

posted Mar 24, 2011, 10:01 AM by Unknown user
Alex Papinutti, a senior at ISD, has been offered admission at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  UBC is one of Canada's most prestigious universities, consistently ranked in the top 40 universities worldwide, and admission is very competitive.  Alex is an Italian citizen and has attended ISD for three years.  He plans to major in the sciences, possibly Biology.  Although Alex has other university applications pending, UBC is his first choice of schools and he will most likely accept this offer of admission.  Congratulations, Alex!

A quick look at UBC:
  • Public university with two campuses, 17 faculties, and 14 schools
  • Founded in 1908, UBC is one of Canada's leading research universities
  • Consistently ranked in the top 40 universities worldwide
  • Total enrollment over 50,000 in two campuses
  • 45% male, 55% female, 11% international student ratio from 106 countries
  • Student/faculty ratio 15:1
  • 99.1% of faculty hold Doctorate degrees
  • Home of the UBC Thunderbirds intercollegiate athletics (currently considering joining NCAA Division II)
  • Extensive academic, recreational, and social facilities for students
The University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula, close by to the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.  The University Endowment Lands community (also known as University Hill) is situated adjacent to the campus to the east, while 763 hectares of forested parkland known as Pacific Spirit Regional Park serves as a "green belt" between Vancouver and the campus.  Although many buildings on campus are quite new, the University's history actually dates back to 1877. For more on the history of UBC, visit the UBC Library's University History and Historical Facts site.