Simon Fraser University

History

Simon Fraser University was established in the year 1965 the direct result of a recommendation issues in 1962 by John B Macdonald who brought into attention the need to found a university in the area of British Columbia, named after Simon Fraser, famed North West Company explorer, and with construction starting in 1964 the institution was able to start classes in 1965 with 2,500 students.

Historically the institution has been home to activism, both political and social, and it was one of the first institutions to accept female staff in the region as well. It is famously the first Canadian university to be part of the NCAA, and it’s considered to have some of the highest success rates for students in the country.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 8 faculties Simon Fraser University offers well over 50 undergraduate programs, as well as a similar amount of minors than can be added to complement a student’s chosen course, granting a more complete education and better career prospects on the long run.

Due to the large selection of courses at Simon Fraser University, the following list will only be a small sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Biological Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • First Nations Studies
  • Global Environmental Systems
  • Health Sciences
  • International Studies
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Software Systems
  • World Literature

Admission requirements

In general courses at Simon Fraser University require High-School results around the 70% mark, with a major focus on English classes taken, specific faculties have unique requirements when it comes to the required classes taken during high school, but the above is the main shared requirement.

Student Life

A wide selection of arts clubs and sports teams grant students many options to integrate with their fellow students, while the campus wide entertainment like the university hosted movie nights grant another option to enjoy time on campus with fellow students

Part-time work

Simon Fraser University offers it’s support to students looking for part-time work in the form of SFU Career and Volunteer Services, which offers unique job openings and other tools useful to hunt for work in the region.

Fees

The normal Tuition Fee per unit at Simon Fraser University amounts to $192.03 per unit for local students, while this can slightly rise on some circumstances, most of the time the increase won’t be more than $10.

For international students the fee per unit is $826.62, with some cases seeing a rise of up to $100.

However, the present of other fees, like those for services, activities and transportation will result in roughly another $300 in costs.

Ranking

Simon Fraser University is currently ranked as the 138th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall eight best university in it’s home country of Canada.

University Contact

Address:  8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canadá

Phone: +1 778-782-3111

Email: reginfo@sfu.ca

Summary

Simon Fraser University has a great selection of commodities in the form of it’s facilities and entertainment events coupled with a quality of education that will doubtlessly result in a great education experience, however the somewhat complicated nature of it’s fees can be a detriment, and it’s recommended to fully determine what a student would have to pay and budget around it before committing to it.