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• Formed by splitting from Douglas College in 1981

• Became Kwantlen University College, a degree-granting institution, in 1995

• Became Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2008.

Students and faculty

• More than 19,000 students annually

• Over 11,000 FTE (Full-time equivalency) students annually

• More than 1,265 faculty and staff.


January, March, June & August

Campus locations

British Columbia: Richmond, Langley, Surrey & Cloverdale

Course offered

• More than 120 diverse programs, including career, vocational trades and technology programs

• Co-op education opportunities available in many programs

• Unique programs: The only graphic design for marketing program in Canada; one of the two fashion design degrees in the country; the only undergraduate journalism program in region; the only brewing diploma of its kind in the province.


• Four modern, high-tech campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale and Langley

• KPU has just over 1 million square feet of buildings

• KPU at 3 Civic Plaza will be opening in 2017

• Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design: A $36-million state-of-the-art facility at KPU Richmond.

Other services

• Learning Centres at Surrey, Richmond and Langley campuses - a to those with mobility and visual impairments

• All campuses are accessible to those with mobility and visual impairments

• KPU Fitness Centre provides an on-campus exercise environment as well as fitness classes, drop-in sports, intramurals and more recreation programming

• Surrey Campus gallery open to public, showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists

• Quiet Prayer and Meditation Space at KPU Surrey and KPU Richmond.

Association membership

• Universities Canada

• International Association of Universities

• BC Association of Institutes and Universities

• Business Council of BC

• Post-Secondary Employers’ Association

• Canada-India Business Council

• Trades Training Consortium British Columbia

• Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

• Vancouver Board of Trade

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