Columbia College's Mission is to prepare international and Canadian students for admission to a university by providing quality academic programs in a supportive learning environment.
Columbia College is a liberal arts college providing first and second year university transfer courses, Associate Degrees in Arts and Science, a university preparatory foundations program conforming to British Columbia Ministry of Education guidelines, and excellent intensive English language instruction in the English Language Centre.
Columbia College is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast. Students enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, one of the most spectacular cities in the world, and one of its cleanest and safest. The College is in the midst of downtown Vancouver, very close to some of the best shops, restaurants, and theatres. There is also excellent bus and subway service nearby.
Each semester Columbia welcomes hundreds of students from dozens of different countries to its state-of-the-art, downtown Vancouver campus.
Vancouver is one of North America’s fastest growing and most rapidly changing cities, and just as Vancouver is changing, so is Columbia College. In recent years, in addition to a full complement of Liberal Arts courses, the College’s offerings have changed to reflect our students’ growing interest in business, computer science and engineering, while maintaining its commitment to offering fully transferable courses, taught by highly qualified instructors in first-rate facilities.
Columbia College continues to provide students with the best possible chance of transferring to and succeeding at a university in Canada or the United States.
If you are considering pursuing a degree at a Canadian or American university, we invite you to join us at Columbia College. Let us provide both the academic preparation and cultural orientation necessary for post-secondary education.