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Initially established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs. We also provide over 25 services to help you succeed in your studies.




About Kwantlen

Premier Gordon Campbell announces that Kwantlen University College   will become a full university, to be called Kwantlen Polytechnic   University.


More than 17,000 students annually attend Kwantlen campuses in Surrey, Richmond and Langley. A new campus, the Trades and Technology Centre, opened April 2007 and significant expansion is occurring at the Surrey Campus over the next two years.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University develops degree programs and other applied credentials to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Kwantlen currently offers several degrees, with more to come in the future. Kwantlen students have a unique opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor's degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.


School of Business at KwantlenYou're ready to step forward, to put your enthusiasm to work and create a future for yourself. The question is, how best to get there? At Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you can achieve real-world success through experiences inside and outside the classroom that join the general and the specialized, the theoretical and the practical, in progress leading to successful careers.

We understand that options create opportunities. That's why we go to extraordinary lengths to provide you with a flexible, personalized and relevant education. Consider Kwantlen.


A significant factor in your education is the quality and commitment of faculty.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University faculty are not only experts in their fields, but also passionate professionals who love to teach—and it shows. Inspiring and challenging learning environments provide opportunities to learn through involvement and experimentation.

Kwantlen's focus is on you — the student.

Our smaller classes and flexible career-focused programs are in demand. We give you the freedom to decide the timing and pace of your education. We are here to help you succeed. Compare Kwantlen.


If you want a successful future, Kwantlen is the university for you. As a Kwantlen graduate, you'll be a highly skilled, confident individual ready to make the most of your education.

Over 200,000 people have chosen Kwantlen. You should too. Choose Kwantlen.


An exceptional academic environment

  • We are definitively undergraduate: we focus the full measure of our resources on our undergraduate students, whether you are pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate or citation.
  • Smaller classes mean a more supportive, intimate learning environment
  • We hire faculty who love to teach

Student services

  • We offer 25 student services to help students succeed
  • Numerous scholarships and financial awards are available
  • Educational Advising to help you choose the program that's best for you

Modern high-tech campuses

  • Up-to-date labs, studios, classrooms and facilities
  • Facilities continue to grow: grand opening of the new Cloverdale Trades and Technology Centre in April, 2007
  • Surrey expansion projects expanded campus by 42%

Wide variety of relevant, flexible program offerings

  • 17 bachelor's degree programs, with more coming
  • 80% of all Kwantlen programs bridge into bachelor's degrees
  • More than 135 diverse programs — degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations

Preparation for the work force

  • Co-op education options allow you to work in a professional capacity, gain industry contacts in your field, before you graduate
  • Study abroad opportunities prepare you for work in global marketplace
  • Challenging, industry-driven curriculum
  • Student Employment Services offers coaching and job-finding resources for graduates, as well for part-time and summer employment

Beyond books

  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Through the Kwantlen Student Association, students enjoy discounts on tickets from Cineplex Odeon and Famous Player theatres, Whistler/Blackcomb, and PNE and Playland
  • We have six varsity athletic teams, with more to come
  • Wellness Centre that is open to the public
  • Talon Fitness Centre is a dedicated exercise environment
  • Surrey Campus gallery showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists

After graduation

  • Graduates — more than 23,500 in 17 countries — are automatically members of the Kwantlen Alumni Network and have access to:
    • Kwantlen Student Association discounts (see Beyond Books, above)
    • Alumni Employment services
    • Domestic and international travel discounts with an International Youth Travel Card (available for ages 25 and under)
    • Professional Kwantlen Alumni Network business cards, using our template, for use in employment interviews and networking
    • Alumni Smart Card for on-campus benefits at the library, gym, bookstore, Kwantlen Student Association and more
  • The Alumni Network newsletter, InTouch, and website,, help graduates stay in touch, learn about class reunions and events, and future alumni benefits and affinity programs as they develop.

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