Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 84, University of Victoria In Canada
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
The University of Victoria, often referred to as UVic, a research intensive university located in Saanich and Oak Bay, 5.71 kmnortheast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The university’s annual enrollment is about 20,000 students. UVic’s campus is known for its innovative architecture, beautiful gardens and mild climate. The university was closely affiliated with and established by McGill University, which is also credited with the beginnings of theUniversity of British Columbia.
The university attracts many students in part because of its size, its picturesque location, and its cooperative education, earth and ocean sciences, engineering, and law programs. The university is the nation’s lead institution in the VENUS and NEPTUNE deep-water seafloor observatory projects.
The Victoria Vikes (more commonly known as the UVic Vikes or simply the Vikes) represent the university in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) community in a number of competitive sports, as well as through a variety of intercollegiate leagues. The Vikes have especially long and eminent ties to competitive rowingand basketball.
In the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UVic is ranked 201-225, with its highest ranking being 130 in 2011. In the 2013 QS world rankings, it is ranked 321, with highest ranking being 292 in 2011. UVic places 8th in Canada in Times Higher Education ranking, and first place in Canada in the Times Higher Education’s 100-under-50 rankings. UVic was the top-ranked university in Canada without an autonomous medical school in the THE rankings. The university has also been home to more than 40 faculty members who are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada since the University of Victoria’s founding.
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Maclean’s Magazine, a major Canadian news magazine, has ranked UVic as one of the top three comprehensive universities in the nation for three consecutive years; it was ranked first for the year 2014. Its Faculty of Law has also ranked first in the country, 8 out of the last 11 years. Currently, it is ranked 4th by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. University of Victoria’s MBA program is consistently ranked among the top 10 of its kind in the nation. UVic is British Columbia‘s second largest research university, after UBC, and is one of Canada’s top 20 research institutions. According to ScienceWatch, UVic is nationally ranked first in geoscience, second in space science and education, and third in engineering and mathematics for the period of 2000–2004. For the year 2013, five departments are ranked in the top 200 in the QS world rankings, with one department (Department of English) ranked in the top 100: Earth and Marine Science, English Literature, Law, Geography, and Philosophy.