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Ratings and Awards

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University Canada West is honoured to be rated and ranked by a number of external parties and higher-education rating systems.


QS Stars


QS uni overall 5 stars

In September 2021, University Canada West (UCW) received an overall 5 Star rating from QS Stars higher education rating system.

UCW is the third university in Canada, and the first in British Columbia, to receive a 5 Star rating from QS Stars. There are only a total of seven institutions in the United States and Canada that have received a 5 Star rating.

As part of the QS Stars audit process, institutions receive an overall rating of between zero and 5+ stars, as well as a rating in at least eight of 13 key areas. UCW’s scores included:

  • Teaching: 5 Stars
  • Employability: 5 Stars
  • Academic Development: 5 Stars
  • Online Learning: 5 Stars
  • Social Responsibility: 5 Stars
  • Inclusiveness: 5 Stars
  • Internationalization: 4 Stars

UCW also received 5 Stars in the Specialist Criteria category for its Master of Business Administration degree program.

The QS Stars rating system provides an in-depth evaluation that assesses a university on a broad range of key performance indicators.


Other Rankings


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University Canada West’s MBA and MBA Foundation programs are ranked #4 in ApplyBoard’s top 10 Canadian university programs.



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University Canada West was ranked one of the Best Online Universities in Canada for 2021 by University Magazine.



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CourseCompare included UCW on its list of Canada's Best Online MBA Programs of 2022.