Capilano University

Capilano University (CapU) is a teaching-focused university driven by imaginative approaches to education and thoughtful engagement with the communities it serves. The university’ main campus is in North Vancouver, located near hiking trails on Vancouver’s North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. With additional regional campuses in Sechelt and Squamish, CapU also serves the communities of the Sea-to-Sky corridor and the Sunshine Coast.CapU prioritizes offering distinct university experiences for students and supporting well-being among its campus community.

As a primarily undergraduate university, CapU students benefit from small class sizes with an average of 20 students per class, which allows instructors to get to know their students and help students develop their potential. It offers over 100 programs in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and kinesiology. Graduate programs are offered in business, tourism management, applied behaviour analysis and early childhood education. CapU’s Office of Creative Activity, Research and Scholarship is rapidly growing research opportunities for students. The University continues to nurture new interdisciplinary academic research opportunities; students can take part in collaborations and work integrated learning.

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Full-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Capilano University (2023 rounded fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,592 - $15,661


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$19,597 - $31,041

Source: Capilano University. Fees for general programs in arts and sciences (2023-24)

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.