University Canada West is honoured to be rated and ranked by a number of external parties and higher-education rating systems.
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.
We acknowledge that the territories on which UCW and its campuses are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.